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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's specialties are adult hospital medicine and adult rheumatology. He practices in Evergreen Park, IL. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at National University of San Marcos and performed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Kcomt 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 practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Smajkic is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Smajkic attended medical school at Kaunas University of Medicine. In addition to English, she 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 a rheumatologist. Dr. Kausar takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Kausar (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Walter Marbach's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Marbach studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Marbach completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center.

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

Dr. Charles Geringer is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Geringer takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Geringer welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Mihaela Mihailescu is an adult rheumatologist in Oak Lawn, IL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mihailescu accepts.

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

Dr. Jerry Coltro's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patients gave Dr. Coltro an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Dr. Coltro (or staff) is conversant in 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 specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Delbusto at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He welcomes 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 an adult rheumatologist in Palos Heights, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Bonaminio honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Cory Conniff, who practices in Orland Park, IL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Conniff's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Vinod Soni practices adult rheumatology in Palos Heights, IL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Alexandra Popescu is an adult rheumatologist. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.