We found 65 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Open Access near Hines, IL.

Dr. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe practices general internal medicine in La Grange, IL. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Botsoe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Grazina Walter Vizinas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6918 W Archer Avenue; 3 and 4
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edmund Vizinas is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Vizinas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He speaks Lithuanian. Dr. Vizinas is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems, Blood Pressure Problems

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Klein-Gitelman trained at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital for residency. She has a special interest in lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Klein-Gitelman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Laura Gregg, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Loyola University Medical Center Suite 54
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Laura Gregg is an adult rheumatology specialist in Burr Ridge, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Maywood, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gregg include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Gregg studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. Dr. Gregg honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Autoimmune Disorders, Giant Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Tahir Rohail, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Tahir Rohail's specialty is general internal medicine. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Clinical interests for Dr. Rohail include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. Dr. Rohail accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL
 

Dr. Hasan Khan is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Patient ratings for Dr. Khan average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Manipulation, Fatigue, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Christine Kirchoff, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 South Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff works as a family medicine physician in La Grange, IL. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Kirchoff accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Jacqueline Glick Walker, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2434 Wolf Road
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Jacqueline Walker is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, family practitioner, and geriatrician in Westchester, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walker include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and hospice (end-of-life care). Patient ratings for Dr. Walker average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Osteoporosis, Well Woman Gynecology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Chen, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5201 S Willow Springs Road; Suite 300
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Chen is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

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Dr. Rodney Tehrani, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Rodney Tehrani is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). His professional affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Tehrani's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Giant Cell Arteritis

Dr. Rochella Abaygar Ostrowski, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Building 54, Room 121
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Rochella Ostrowski's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ostrowski include psoriatic arthritis, myositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Ostrowski trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is professionally affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Stephen Flach, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
512 Hillgrove Avenue
Western Springs, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Flach is a family practice physician. He studied medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Flach's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Irene Thomas-Thevatheril Thevatheril, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
534 W. Chestnut Street; Suite 220
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Irene Thevatheril's area of specialization is family medicine. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Thevatheril's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Thevatheril studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She is conversant in Malayalam.

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Dr. Melissa Rose Briones, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Luhs Department of Medicine
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Melissa Briones is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Maywood, IL and River Forest, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and myositis. Dr. Briones is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, gout

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald V Woznica Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6283 S. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Donald Woznica practices family medicine. His areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. Dr. Woznica is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, gout

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Dr. Daniel G Hunter Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5101 Willow Springs Road; S. Pavillon, 2nd Floor
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Hunter-Smith practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Hunter-Smith is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Hunter-Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful disease of the joints. There are many different kinds of arthritis with various causes, but they all lead to pain and inflammation of joints such as the hip, knee, or wrist. Arthritis affects people of all ages, races, and genders, but it is more common in women and older people. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, and stiffness. They can occur in a single joint or throughout the body. It is common for symptoms to come and go, known as flares. In some kinds of arthritis, flares may be caused by specific triggers, such as exercise, stress, or an allergic reaction.

By far the two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis happens when wear and tear on joints breaks down the cartilage between two moving bones. In a healthy person, cartilage cushions and lubricates the bones so they can glide over each other as they move. When the cartilage becomes thin or tears, the ends of bones rub and cause pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks joint cartilage, weakening it and causing inflammation.

Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type, but it may include:
  • Avoiding arthritis triggers
  • Hot or cold therapy, such as ice or hot packs
  • Oral or injected medications, such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and biologics
  • Physical therapy and gentle exercises
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged joints

In many types of arthritis, early treatment can prevent more serious damage to your joints, keeping your symptoms in check. Whatever stage you are in, help exists to let you stay active and manage pain. There are many options to get you moving again.
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