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We found 15 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Silver near Palos Heights, IL.

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

Dr. Ginny Hendricks works as a family practice physician in Evergreen Park, IL. She is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Hendricks graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hendricks honors.

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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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Williamson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Williamson is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Haemi Choi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
9608 S Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
 

Dr. Haemi Choi sees patients in Hickory Hills, IL and Homer Glen, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Choi's education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries, sports injuries, and acupuncture treatment. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Choi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Acupuncture Treatment, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eugene Muzykansky's specialty is general internal medicine. He studied medicine at Odessa State Medical University. Clinical interests for Dr. Muzykansky include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. Patients rated Dr. Muzykansky highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Muzykansky is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Muzykansky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Polish, and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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 specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Shahbain is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shahbain's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at West Suburban Medical Center, Dr. Shahbain attended Ross University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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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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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Ketan R Mody, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
9721 West 165th Street; Suite 25
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Ketan Mody is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Mody studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His clinical interests include hip injury, back pain, and knee injury. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Gujarati. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Pain, Joint Pain, Fractures, Hip ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Khalid Yousuf works as an orthopedist. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, hip injury, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yousuf honors. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Yousuf (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Priya Raju's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Raju's clinical interests include lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raju takes. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Raju's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Igbo, French, and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Raju's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

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

Dr. David Butler, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15300 West Avenue; Suite 300 East Building
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. David Butler is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Orland Park, IL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Butler's clinical interests encompass replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Butler average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Butler accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Revision Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Branovacki, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4220 W 95th Street; Suite 100
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. George Branovacki is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Orland Park, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Branovacki (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His clinical interests encompass replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Branovacki is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients rated Dr. Branovacki highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Branovacki's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harun I Durudogan, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9618 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Harun Durudogan's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Durudogan's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency. Dr. Durudogan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Turkish. Dr. Durudogan is professionally affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Nitin Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
10750 W 143rd Street; Suite 50
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Nitin Malhotra's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include spasticity, cervical (neck) spine problems, and pain management. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Malhotra attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry
12251 S. 80th Avenue
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Yasemin Ozcan's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ozcan include lymphedema. Dr. Ozcan takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Ozcan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Electromyography, Hip Pain, Botox Injection, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Multiple ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry
12251 S. 80th Avenue
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Shin is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Palos Heights, IL. Dr. Shin is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Shin is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Electromyography, Hip Pain, Botox Injection, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Multiple ... (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.