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We found 25 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana HMO near Northbrook, IL.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 1500
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Bob Sun's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise consist of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Dr. Sun is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Sun attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Eric M Ruderman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Eric Ruderman's specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruderman include psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Dr. Ruderman's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ruderman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

Dr. Megan L Curran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Megan Curran's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. Her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Curran attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Curran speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis, Medical Education, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Her clinical interests encompass lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She trained at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Klein-Gitelman is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein-Gitelman takes. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Joseph Golbus, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1000 Center Street; Suite 800
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Golbus' medical specialty is adult rheumatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Golbus performed his residency at Northshore University Health System. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Golbus is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Robert Woodrick sees patients in Chicago, IL, Skokie, IL, and Evanston, IL. His medical specialty is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). In his practice, he is particularly interested in rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Woodrick is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Woodrick trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
9700 Kenton Avenue; Suite K404
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Ximena Chavez's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include osteoarthritis and gout. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Chavez attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Gout, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Sanjay Pravin Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 N River Road; Suite 315
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Patel is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Alan Hozman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1501 Busch Parkway
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Robert Hozman is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Hozman (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Polish, and Russian. In Dr. Hozman's practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Hozman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Patrick Michael Birmingham, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3100
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Birmingham is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birmingham include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Birmingham is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Taizoon Honeid Baxamusa, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9000 Waukegan Avenue
Morton Grove, IL
 

Dr. Taizoon Baxamusa is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and general orthopedics. Dr. Baxamusa takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Baxamusa's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Lynn Wixson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Richard Wixson's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among Dr. Wixson's clinical interests: computer assisted surgery (CAS), hip replacement, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Wixson has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Computer Assisted Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott D Cordes, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3100
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Scott Cordes practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cordes is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cordes's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Armen Siragsn Kelikian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3100
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Armen Kelikian, who practices in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelikian include foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelikian attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. John Martin Stogin Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. John Stogin is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Stogin is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stogin accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Stogin attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Stogin trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Microvascular Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David F Beigler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
2401 Ravine Way; Suite 103
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. David Beigler's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Beigler'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 several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (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.