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We found 13 rheumatologists near Palos Heights, IL.

Dr. William Antonio Kcomt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
2800 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. William Kcomt is an internal medicine hospitalist and adult rheumatologist. Dr. Kcomt obtained his medical school training at National University of San Marcos and performed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Laisvyde Statkute, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6700 West 95th Street; Suite 3rd Floor
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Laisvyde Smajkic is a rheumatologist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. After attending Kaunas University of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Smajkic speaks Lithuanian. She is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
15300 West Avenue; Suite 22 S.
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Fariha Kausar is an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Kausar is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Kausar (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Charles E Geringer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Charles Geringer is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Geringer at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Geringer takes. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Geringer's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Mihaela Mihailescu is an adult rheumatology specialist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Walter John Marbach, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13755 S Cicero Av
Crestwood, IL
 

Dr. Walter Marbach sees patients in Crestwood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marbach accepts. Dr. Marbach attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Marbach's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Dr. Jerry Renato Coltro, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
9830 Ridgeland Avenue; Suite 7
Chicago Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Jerry Coltro specializes in adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Coltro average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Dr. Coltro (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Dr. Paul R Del Busto, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2850 W. 95th Street; Suite 210
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Paul Delbusto's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. On average, patients gave Dr. Delbusto a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Phyllis N Bonaminio, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7600 West College Drive
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Phyllis Bonaminio is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Palos Heights, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Bonaminio attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
15300 West Avenue; Suite 200
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Cory Conniff works as an adult rheumatologist in Orland Park, IL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Conniff at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Conniff is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7530 W College Drive
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Vinod Soni's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Soni is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Soni honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6311 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Alexandra Popescu works as an adult rheumatologist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Popescu takes.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
15300 West Avenue; #201
Orland Park, IL
 

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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.