We found 8 rheumatologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Naperville, IL.

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Dr. Pin Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N. Winfiled Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Pin Lin practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Lin is conversant in Mandarin. Her areas of expertise include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Corinna Elisabeth Sophie Weckerle, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
27650 Ferry Road
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Corinna Weckerle practices adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Weckerle's areas of expertise include raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weckerle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Raynaud's, Sjogren's Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis Stanley Lichon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10 W Martin Avenue; Suite 40
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Francis Lichon sees patients in Carol Stream, IL and Naperville, IL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. These areas are among Dr. Lichon's clinical interests: osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Lichon trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for his residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Humana HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Michael L Sams, MD
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Adult Rheumatology
1020 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Michael Sams is a physical therapist and adult rheumatologist in Naperville, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. Dr. Sams's areas of clinical interest consist of lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sams welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Angelica Kathleen Gierut, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
27650 Ferry Road
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Angelica Gierut's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in connective tissue disorders and autoimmune disorders. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gierut graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gierut's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Connective Tissue Disorders

Dr. Elena Gogoneata, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
3510 Hobson Road; #304
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Elena Gogoneata practices rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) in Woodridge, IL and Batavia, IL. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Gogoneata's areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gogoneata accepts. She is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her training includes a residency program at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Gogoneata (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian, French, and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Brinda P Joshi, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1020 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Brinda Joshi's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. These areas are among Dr. Joshi's clinical interests: knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Scleroderma, Osteopathic Medicine, Knee Problems, Trigger Point Injections, Lupus, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric J Munn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 202
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Eric Munn works as a rheumatologist in Hinsdale, IL and Woodridge, IL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Munn has a special interest in joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and a graduate of Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Joint Pain, Arthritis, Lupus

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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.