We found 8 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept United Healthcare PPO near Plainfield, IL.

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
899 S Weber Road; Suite G
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suma Kaki practices general internal medicine in Bolingbrook, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaki include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaki accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, Aetna, and more. She studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
24024 Brancaster Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Yemul include thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Dr. Yemul honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Grant Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Yemul (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Yemul's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
644 S Weber Road
Romeoville, IL
 

Dr. Claudia Vera is an internist. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vera is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Vera's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
23836 135th Street
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Giacomi works as a family practitioner in Plainfield, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Giacomi include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Giacomi is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Allergies, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
15728 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Corwin's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Corwin has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Corwin include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Corwin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Migraine, Liver Disease, Gout, Diabetes, Stroke, Kidney ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
2136 Mark Circle
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Fayez Mekhael's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, abuse, and strabismus. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mekhael attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Mekhael's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: ACL Injury, Acute Kidney Injury, Bursitis, Chest Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15724 Route; 59 #102
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. John Lee's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Lee honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Korean. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
24020 W. Riverwalk Court
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Gaurav Vajaria's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. Patients gave Dr. Vajaria an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vajaria include foot problems, foot reconstruction, and sports health. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at The University Hospital, Newark for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (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.
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