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We found 58 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept HealthSmart near Hinsdale, IL.

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

Dr. Karen Botsoe's specialty is general internal medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Botsoe is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Botsoe graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman is a pediatric rheumatology specialist. Patients gave Dr. Klein-Gitelman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Klein-Gitelman include lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jonathan David Meek, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Meek specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Meek studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Meek's residency was performed at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

Dr. Tahir Rohail sees patients in Riverside, IL and Hines, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Rohail's areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Dr. Elizabeth Christine Kirchoff, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow; Springs-2nd Floor South Pav
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff sees patients in La Grange, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kirchoff is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kirchoff's professional affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Narsipur V Ravi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2340 S Highland Avenue; Suite 260
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Narsipur Ravi works as a general internist in Lombard, IL. His areas of expertise include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and stress management. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ravi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ravi is a graduate of St. John's Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Jesse Kitai Park, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
100 Tower Drive; Suite 105
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Jesse Park's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park honors. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Park is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Jacqueline Glick Walker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
4475 Lawn Avenue
Western Springs, IL
 

Dr. Jacqueline Walker's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Walker's clinical interests: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and hospice (end-of-life care). She is affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Walker honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Sitara Begum Sharif, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4121 Fairview Avenue; Suite L1, Ogden Medical Professional Building
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Sitara Sharif sees patients in Downers Grove, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharif include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharif takes. In addition to English, Dr. Sharif (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Daniel Chen, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Chen specializes in family medicine and practices in La Grange, IL and Willowbrook, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Chen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

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Dr. Sheri L Michaels, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 100
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Sheri Evans' area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Evans is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Evans's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Ravikiran Narasimha Tamragouri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1909 W Ogden
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Ravikiran Tamragouri's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Tamragouri (or staff) is conversant in Kannada and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Tamragouri include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Carolyn F Rae, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Carolyn Rae's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Rae honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Rae is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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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's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Hunter-Smith include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hunter-Smith honors. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL
 

Dr. Hasan Khan specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Khan attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Thomas Flach is a physician who specializes in family medicine. 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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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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.