We found 16 rheumatologists who accept Humana near Melrose Park, IL.

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. In her practice, Dr. Klein-Gitelman focuses on lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Klein-Gitelman studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Klein-Gitelman completed a residency program at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Klein-Gitelman welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Deirdre Ita De Ranieri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
1200 S. York Street; Suite 3190
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Deirdre De Ranieri works as a pediatric rheumatologist in Chicago, IL and Elmhurst, IL. She has a special interest in uveitis, lupus, and vasculitis. Dr. De Ranieri graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Uveitis, Lupus, Vasculitis

Dr. Laura Gregg, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
675 W. North Avenue; Professional Office Building, Suites 201, 206 and 416
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Laura Gregg practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Gregg's areas of expertise include the following: myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. She is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Autoimmune Disorders, Giant Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Rochella Abaygar Ostrowski, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Rochella Ostrowski works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Ostrowski's clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, myositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ostrowski accepts. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Ostrowski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rodney Tehrani, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Rodney Tehrani specializes in adult rheumatology. He is especially interested in lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Tehrani's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Giant Cell Arteritis

Dr. Judith E Frank, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
675 W. North Avenue; Suite 305
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Judith Frank is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Dr. Frank's training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Frank honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Dr. Melissa Rose Briones, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7617 W. North Avenue
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Melissa Briones sees patients in Maywood, IL and River Forest, IL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and myositis. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Briones studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Briones trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynn D Meisles, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
675 W. North Avenue; Suite 305
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Lynn Meisles is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Melrose Park, IL. She is professionally affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Dr. Meisles is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Meisles trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. John A Robinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. John Robinson specializes in adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Robinson is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Robinson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Lee Lichtenberg is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In Dr. Lichtenberg's practice, he is particularly interested in rheumatoid arthritis. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lichtenberg accepts. Dr. Lichtenberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1 Erie Court; Suite 7120
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Torres is an adult rheumatology specialist in Oak Park, IL. He studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torres honors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5325 W Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Dorothy Bloniarz practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Bloniarz is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Elaine M Adams, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Elaine Adams specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Adams's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Adams is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Dr. Katherine Healy Vissers Finn, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
520 S Maple Ave :; Suite 3e
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Finn specializes in adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. Dr. Finn's education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3 Erie Court; L500
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Max Harris specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Oak Park, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris takes. Dr. Harris graduated from Rush Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1200 S. York Road
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Purani Palaniswami's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Palaniswami accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is concerned with arthritis and other diseases of inflammation. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the joints and connective tissues. Arthritis, which occurs in the joints, is also a very common condition, so rheumatology is strongly associated with joint care. But rheumatology is about more that just arthritis. Other conditions that a rheumatologist might treat include:
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation at the base of the spine
  • Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that stops production of tears and saliva
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder causing widespread, chronic pain and fatigue

Pediatric rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in treating inflammatory diseases in children. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory diseases can begin even in childhood, and can cause a unique set of problems for active and growing children.

Rheumatologists use patient symptoms as well as lab tests and imaging tests such as MRIs to diagnose disease. Treatment varies widely depending on the diagnosis, but it may include physiotherapy (to improve motion, ability, and function) or medications. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDS (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) and steroids, or immune system suppressants such as methotrexate and TNF inhibitor medications (e.g. Enbrel, Humira). The goal is always to increase the patient’s ability to move without pain and to reduce the need for future treatment.
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