We found 6 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept Humana HMO near Elk Grove Village, IL.

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Dr. Jennifer Peak Rubin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
880 W. Central
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Rubin specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Rubin's clinical interests include neurological disorders. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Transverse Myelitis, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Bonita S Alexander-Peterson, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
935 Beisner Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Bonita Alexander's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Alexander is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexander takes. Dr. Alexander has received the following distinctions: US News Top Doctor; Golden Apple Award, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (Chicago, Illinois); and Abby Prince Award for Outstanding Resident Contribution. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Scleroderma, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Spinal Stenosis, Low Vision, Stroke, Vertigo, Muscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Steven Marinko, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
935 Beisner Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Michael Marinko's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Marinko is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Marinko's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Brain Tumor, Amputation, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. George Katsamakis, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3701 Algonquin Road; Suite 800
Rolling Meadows, IL
 

Dr. George Katsamakis' area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Katsamakis's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), multiple sclerosis (MS), and skin biopsy. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Katsamakis graduated from Rush Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: MRI, Multiple Sclerosis, Electroencephalography, Skin Biopsy

Specializes in Physiatry
901 Biesterfield Road; Suite 207
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Mrunal Panchal is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In his practice, he is particularly interested in trigger point injections, multiple sclerosis (MS), and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Panchal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Panchal (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Trigger ... (Read more)

Dr. Konstantinos D Kostas, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 610, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Konstantinos Kostas practices psychology in Chicago, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kostas include seizure disorders, cancer, and stroke. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Seizure Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the protective covering of nerves, causing communication issues between the brain and other parts of the body. The cause of MS is unknown, but some factors may raise a person’s risk of developing it. For example, if your parent or sibling has MS, or you have another autoimmune disease like type 1 diabetes, you may be more predisposed to getting MS than others.

Symptoms of MS vary widely from person to person. Common ones are weakness in the arm or leg, lack of balance, stiff muscles, fatigue, dizziness, partial or total vision loss, slurred speech, and issues with bowel and bladder function. While there is no cure for MS, treatments focus on the following:

  • Reducing attacks, which occur when nerves become inflamed (or swollen), causing new symptoms to arise or existing ones to worsen. Drugs like corticosteroids lessen inflammation and may help prevent attacks or limit their occurrence.
  • Slowing the development of the disease. Immunomodulators are medications that alter the body’s immune response. They may minimize nerve damage brought on by MS and thus decrease the rate at which it progresses.
  • Easing symptoms. Physical therapy can help with leg weakness and improve balance. Medicines like muscle relaxants may be prescribed to reduce muscle stiffness.
Living with MS can be a challenge, but due to advancements in medicine over the past few decades, the quality of life of people with MS has increased. Although the average life expectancy of those who have the disease is about five years lower than the rest of the population, this difference seems to be at a gradual but steady decline.

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