We found 10 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept HFN near Libertyville, IL.

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

Dr. Risa Alperin's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. Her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alperin accepts. Dr. Alperin is not accepting new patients at this time. She obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital for Special Surgery.

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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 medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Dr. Hozman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency 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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Papierski include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. Dr. Papierski is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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. Dr. Papierski has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Anand Mahesh Vora, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Anand Vora is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vora include knee problems, achilles tendon problems, and foot arthroscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vora takes. Dr. Vora's education and training includes medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Prunskis sees patients in Elgin, IL, McHenry, IL, and Barrington, IL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Prunskis a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prunskis include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. He honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Gurnee, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Deleon average 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Deleon include hand problems, wrist problems, and wrist arthroscopy. Dr. Deleon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deleon attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Deleon completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Deleon welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. John Gottfried Mayer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
151 W. Golf Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. John Mayer's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mayer include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Mayer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He is conversant in German. Dr. Mayer is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Revision, Reconstructive Surgery, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive 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 practices interventional pain medicine in McHenry, IL, Elgin, IL, and Itasca, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Dallas-Prunskis include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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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's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Des Plaines, IL and Libertyville, IL. His areas of expertise include heel pain, arthritis, and ligament problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weil honors. He trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). His training includes a residency program at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. His clinical interests include hammer toe, heel pain, and orthotics. Dr. Schulz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Schulz is accepting new patients.

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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.
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