We found 6 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Glenview, IL.

Dr. Steven Mark Zak, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
9669 Kenton Avenue; Suite 408
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Zak is a neurophysiologist and neurologist. Before completing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center and Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program, Dr. Zak attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zak include migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS), and epilepsy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. Dr. Zak has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Migraine, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis

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Specializes in Neurology
2100 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3000
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Susan Rubin is a neurologist in Highland Park, IL, Vernon Hills, IL, and Glenview, IL. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is especially interested in multiple sclerosis (MS), women's neurological issues, and headache. Dr. Rubin honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Rubin has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Women's Neurological Issues

Dr. Laura Gail Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Laura Goldstein is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She works in Lake Forest, IL, Glenview, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Her clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. Dr. Goldstein is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldstein average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldstein takes. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Goldstein is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Neuromuscular Disorders, Dementia, Stroke, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Peak Rubin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Rubin is a pediatric neurology specialist. In her practice, Dr. Rubin focuses on neurological disorders. Dr. Rubin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Rubin attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. 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

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Specializes in Neurology
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Afif Hentati's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Hentati (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. In his practice, he is particularly interested in multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Hentati is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. For his professional training, Dr. Hentati completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hentati at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Daniel Orozco Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurology
6225 W Touhy Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Orozco is a neurologist in Chicago, IL and Kankakee, IL. Dr. Orozco honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Migraine, Epilepsy

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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.