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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 specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Santoro is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Santoro 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 practices adult rheumatology in Peoria, IL. Dr. Getz has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois and OSF Medical Group. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Getz graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.

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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 is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Medical Group. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Joseph Couri specializes in adult rheumatology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Couri attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Couri trained at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Couri 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 works as an adult rheumatologist. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Dr. Lokare accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Lokare trained at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati. Dr. Lokare (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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.