We found 7 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept Humana HMO near Elk Grove Village, IL.

Dr. Bonita S Peterson Alexander, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
800 Biesterfield Road; Eberle Building, Suite 635
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Bonita Alexander's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Alexander's training includes residency programs at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Her distinctions include: US News Top Doctor; Golden Apple Award, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (Chicago, Illinois); and Abby Prince Award for Outstanding Resident Contribution. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Alexander's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. 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. Noel Rao, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
26w171 Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Noel Rao, who practices in Wheaton, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and electrodiagnostic medicine. His areas of expertise include foot problems, dizziness, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Rao's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time. He graduated from St. John's Medical College and then he performed his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Temple University.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Back Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Rubin works as a pediatric neurologist. Her clinical interests include neurological disorders. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rubin is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. Dr. Rubin is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Neurological Disorders

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

Dr. Michael Marinko is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Elk Grove Village, IL and Chicago, IL. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Marinko obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Marinko is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Hoffman Estates, IL, Barrington, IL, and Rolling Meadows, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katsamakis include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), multiple sclerosis (MS), and skin biopsy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Katsamakis at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Katsamakis's training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Panchal focuses on trigger point injections, multiple sclerosis (MS), and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Panchal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Panchal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Panchal is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 specializes in psychology and practices in Chicago, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: seizure disorders, cancer, and stroke. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Kostas is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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