We found 15 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO 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' area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Hendricks is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Williamson include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Williamson is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Williamson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Choi's education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Choi include musculoskeletal injuries, sports injuries, and acupuncture treatment. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Choi (or staff) is conversant in 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. 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 works as a general internist in Palos Heights, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Shahbain include 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He is accepting new patients. Dr. Shahbain is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and a graduate of West Suburban Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Eugene Muzykansky is a general internist in Oak Lawn, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Muzykansky's areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muzykansky takes. He studied medicine at Odessa State Medical University. Dr. Muzykansky (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Russian. Dr. Muzykansky is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Fariha Kausar is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Kausar is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Dow Medical College. Dr. Kausar completed her residency training at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Kausar (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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

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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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yousuf takes. He has an open panel. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Yousuf (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Priya Raju's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Raju attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following languages: Igbo, French, and Gujarati. She is affiliated with 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. George Branovacki, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4220 W 95th Street; Suite 100
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. George Branovacki's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Branovacki's areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Branovacki attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Branovacki trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Branovacki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, ... (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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Butler is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Butler is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Butler is open to 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. Harun I Durudogan, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9618 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Harun Durudogan is an orthopedic surgeon in Oak Lawn, IL. These areas are among Dr. Durudogan's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Durudogan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Turkish. He 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)

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

Dr. Yasemin Ozcan sees patients in Palos Heights, IL. Her medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ozcan include lymphedema. Dr. Ozcan accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her professional training, Dr. Ozcan completed a residency program at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Ozcan is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Ozcan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Nitin Malhotra is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Malhotra attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: spasticity, cervical (neck) spine problems, and pain management. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Headache, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Herniated Disc, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, Cancer Pain, Lumbar ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jonathan Shin is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Shin is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Dr. Shin attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shin's 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.