We found 5 rheumatologists who accept Humana HMO Premier near Peoria, IL.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
900 Main Street; Suite 600
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Santoro, who practices in Peoria, IL, is a medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Patient reviews placed Dr. Santoro at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Santoro is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Dr. Mark A Getz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1001 Main Street; Suite 400
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Mark Getz's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Dr. Getz's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois and OSF Medical Group.

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Dr. Hani Habal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1001 Main Street; Suite 400
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Hani Habal is an adult rheumatology specialist in Peoria, IL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Habal accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Medical Group.

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Dr. Joseph M Couri, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
900 Main Street; Suite 600
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Couri is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Peoria, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Couri average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Couri graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
900 Main Street; Suite 600, Primary Office
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Shriram Lokare is a Peoria, IL physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Dr. Lokare accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He trained at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lokare (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi.

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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.