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 is a rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) specialist in Peoria, IL. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Dr. Santoro graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Shriram Lokare's specialty is adult rheumatology. His residency was performed at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lokare (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. He is professionally 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Getz attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois 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 medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Luke Medical Center. Dr. Couri attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Hani Habal works as a rheumatologist. Dr. Habal accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Medical Group.

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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.
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