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We found 8 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept HFN near Libertyville, IL.

Dr. Risa Ann Alperin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
Outpatient Center In Lake Forest; 900 N. Westmoreland
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Risa Alperin specializes in pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Alperin's clinical interests encompass rheumatic diseases. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Alperin is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Robert A Hozman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 200
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Robert Hozman's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is especially interested in osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Dr. Hozman is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hozman attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Hozman trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Hozman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Polish, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1419 Peterson Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Papierski's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Papierski's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Prunskis is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Elgin, IL, McHenry, IL, and Barrington, IL. Dr. Prunskis's areas of expertise include the following: phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Prunskis completed his residency training 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. 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)

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

Dr. Serafin Deleon, who practices in Gurnee, IL and Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hand problems, wrist problems, and wrist arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Deleon studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Deleon completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Terri L Dallas-Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
755 S. Miwaukee Avenue; Suite 181
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis is an interventional pain medicine specialist in McHenry, IL, Elgin, IL, and Itasca, IL. Her clinical interests include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. Dr. Dallas-Prunskis is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. She graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, Fractures, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical ... (Read more)

Lowell Scott Weil Jr.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1900 Hollister Drive; Suite 160
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Lowell Weil specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Weil's areas of expertise include the following: heel pain, arthritis, and ligament problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Edward Arthur Schulz
Specializes in Podiatry
550 N Midlothian Road; Suite 100
Mundelein, IL
 

Dr. Edward Schulz's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: hammer toe, heel pain, and orthotics. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Schulz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. For his residency, Dr. Schulz trained at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Orthotics, Athlete's Foot, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hammer Toe, Ingrown Toenails, Diabetes, Nail ... (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.