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We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Great-West Healthcare HMO near Libertyville, IL.

Dr. John Vytautas Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
755 S. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 181
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. John Prunskis is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His areas of expertise include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prunskis takes several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Prunskis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Centegra Health System, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Facial Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Serafin M Deleon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
350 S Greenleaf; Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Serafin Deleon is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Deleon's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, dupuytren's contracture, and arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deleon takes. Dr. Deleon graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Lake Shore Orthopaedics (Illinois). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Shingo M Yano, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
890 Garfield Avenue; Suite 102
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Shingo Yano specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Yano is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. Dr. Yano is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Centegra Health System, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Facial Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, ... (Read more)

Lowell Scott Weil Jr.
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry, Sports Medicine
1900 Hollister Drive; Suite 230
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Lowell Weil's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include heel pain, arthritis, and ligament problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Weil trained at Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Weil is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Plantar Fasciitis, Ligament Problems, Heel Pain, Arthritis, Bunions

Dr. Bruce C Summerville, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
350 S. Greenleaf Avenue
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Summerville is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Summerville average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Summerville include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and arthroscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Summerville attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Lake Shore Orthopaedics (Illinois). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, ACL Injury, Partial Knee Replacement, Lower Back Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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.