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 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. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
2301 Enterprise Drive
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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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meek include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

Dr. Sitara Sharif practices family medicine in Downers Grove, IL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharif's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharif honors. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Sharif (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Sharif's professional affiliations include 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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Dr. Jesse Kitai Park, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
100 Tower Drive; Suite 105
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Jesse Park sees patients in Burr Ridge, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Park include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Park speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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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 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 South 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

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

Dr. Sheri Evans is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Evans is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Evans has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an internist in Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Tamragouri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tamragouri include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of 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. Narsipur V Ravi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2340 S Highland Avenue; Suite 260
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Narsipur Ravi's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ravi include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and stress management. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of St. John's Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Ravi is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Rae accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rae is 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. 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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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 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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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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