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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' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Hendricks honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. She is 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; #k
Merrionette Park, IL
 

Dr. Wayne Williamson specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Williamson graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Williamson has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Eugene Muzykansky's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Muzykansky average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Muzykansky takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He graduated from Odessa State Medical University. Dr. Muzykansky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Polish, and Russian.

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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 is a general internist in Palos Heights, IL. Dr. Shahbain's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at West Suburban Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shahbain is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hunter-Smith include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Hunter-Smith attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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. William L Nelson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow Springs S; Pavilion 2nd Floor
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. William Nelson's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Nelson's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Italian. Dr. Nelson 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in La Grange, IL. Her areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tessalee graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Tessalee 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, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Khalid Yousuf is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Evergreen Park, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, hip injury, and sports health. Dr. Yousuf honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Yousuf (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Yousuf is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Sanjay Patari is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patari include heel surgery, finger joint replacement, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patari is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In addition to English, Dr. Patari (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His professional 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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. She has a special interest in lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Raju takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following languages: Igbo, French, and Gujarati. Dr. Raju's professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She welcomes 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. Dr. Makda (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, hip injury, and sports health. Dr. Makda's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Makda's 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)

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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.