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We found 11 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept CIGNA Plans near Oak Lawn, IL.

Dr. Ginny L Hendricks, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2850 W 95th Street; Suite 101
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Ginny Hendricks specializes in family medicine. She is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hendricks is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Immunization, Sports Physicals, Arthritis, Newborn Care, Injuries

Dr. Wayne Crispus Williamson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
11600 S Kedzie Avenue; Suite K
Merrionette Park, IL
 

Dr. Wayne Williamson is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has a special interest in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Williamson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Williamson's office for an appointment. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma

Dr. Daniel G Hunter Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5101 S Willow Springs S; Pavilion 2nd Floor
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Hunter-Smith's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in La Grange, IL. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Hunter-Smith is professionally affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Sexuality, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugene A Muzykansky, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4340 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Eugene Muzykansky sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from Odessa State Medical University. Dr. Muzykansky's areas of expertise include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Muzykansky (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Sclerotherapy, Fibromyalgia, Spider Veins, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Mohammed Shahbain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12508 S. Harlem Avenue Building C; 12508 S. Harlem Avenue, Building C
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Shahbain's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahbain include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Dr. Shahbain is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. William L Nelson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow Springs S; Pavilion 2nd Floor
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. William Nelson sees patients in La Grange, IL. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Nelson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Italian. He is affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Sexuality, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daphne S Tessalee, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow Springs S; Pavilion 2nd Floor
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Daphne Tessalee practices family medicine in La Grange, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tessalee takes. Dr. Tessalee graduated from Rush Medical College. Her professional affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Khalid Mohammed Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6700 West 95th Street; Suite 310
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Khalid Yousuf's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Yousuf (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yousuf include carpal tunnel surgery, hip injury, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Yousuf accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Revision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjay Kirit Patari, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11012 S. Western Avenue
Calumet Park, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Patari's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Hoffman Estates, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, and Calumet Park, IL. Dr. Patari's areas of expertise include heel surgery, finger joint replacement, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patari accepts. Dr. Patari graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Patari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Heel Surgery, ACL Injury, Ankle Fracture, Wrist Replacement, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Priya Bhatia Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9125 S Pulaski Road
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Priya Raju is an adult nephrology specialist in Evergreen Park, IL and Orland Park, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raju include lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Raju completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Raju (or staff) is conversant in Igbo, French, and Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Junaid A Makda, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6700 West 95th Street; Suite 310
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Junaid Makda is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Oak Lawn, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, hip injury, and sports health. Dr. Makda honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Makda attended Rush Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Makda (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Makda welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Revision, ... (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.