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We found 14 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Advantage near La Grange, 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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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Christine Kirchoff, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 South Willow Springs Road
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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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Holistic Approaches, Eating Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donald Woznica is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Woznica is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Woznica obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, gout

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, ACL Injury, Immunization, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert J Kash, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6545 W Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Kash works as a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kash include thyroid problems, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and atrial fibrillation. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP) and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kash's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Joseph Moran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. William Moran's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Moran's clinical interests include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and cervical (neck) spine problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed Akbar Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Yousuf's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in La Grange, IL. His clinical interests include gout, diabetes, and ear infection. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Yousuf is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Depression, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel A Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
911 N Elm Street; Suite 301
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joel Brown's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). His professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Brown is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie M Mauch, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
908 N Elm Street; Suite 207
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Stephanie Mauch's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, menopause, and cancer screening. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Mauch attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mauch honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Simon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6438 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Simon is an internist and geriatrician. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. The average patient rating for Dr. Simon is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Simon's professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. John Hoon Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 105
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. John Lee's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Collins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
550 W Ogden Avenue
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Collins specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, carpal tunnel surgery, and rotator cuff injury. Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Collins a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Training, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Gaurav P Vajaria
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Gaurav Vajaria's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. He has a special interest in foot problems, foot reconstruction, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Vajaria trained at The University Hospital, Newark. Patient reviews placed Dr. Vajaria at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael R Zindrick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
550 W Ogden
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Zindrick works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Zindrick attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, neck pain, and arthritis. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Zindrick is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Fusion, Lower Back Problems, Surgical Procedures, Arthritis, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

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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.