We found 25 rheumatologists who accept Medicare near Westmont, IL.

Dr. Lee Douglas Graham, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Lee Graham is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Westmont, IL. His clinical interests include osteoporosis and pulmonary fibrosis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Graham takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Graham attended Stanford University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pulmonary Fibrosis, Osteoporosis, Vascular Disease

Dr. Nicole Cara Richman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Nicole Richman sees patients in Westmont, IL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: arthritis and scleroderma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Richman obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Scleroderma, Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Kamran A Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2340 South Highland Avenue; Suite 160
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Brook Terrace, IL, and Lombard, IL. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Chaudhary trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. His areas of expertise include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Chaudhary has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Adenine Stanislaus, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Anna Stanislaus works as an adult rheumatologist. She attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In her practice, Dr. Stanislaus focuses on osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Stanislaus is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Vascular Disease

Dr. James Joseph Curran, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. James Curran's specialty is adult rheumatology. He is especially interested in polymyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Curran accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Dr. Elena Gogoneata, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
3510 Hobson Road; Suite 304
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Elena Gogoneata practices rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) in Woodridge, IL and Batavia, IL. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Gogoneata's areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gogoneata accepts. She is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her training includes a residency program at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Gogoneata (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian, French, and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Laura Gregg, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Laura Gregg works as an adult rheumatologist in Burr Ridge, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Maywood, IL. These areas are among Dr. Gregg's clinical interests: myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Gregg's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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Clinical interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Autoimmune Disorders, Giant Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Becker, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Michael Becker's specialty is adult rheumatology. In his practice, Dr. Becker focuses on gout. Dr. Becker honors Medicare insurance. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Becker (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Gout

Dr. Brinda P Joshi, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Brinda Joshi's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. These areas are among Dr. Joshi's clinical interests: knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Scleroderma, Osteopathic Medicine, Knee Problems, Trigger Point Injections, Lupus, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Rochella Abaygar Ostrowski, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Rochella Ostrowski is a rheumatologist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Hines, IL. Her clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, myositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ostrowski takes. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Ostrowski completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
911 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Diana Sandler's specialty is adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Sandler speaks Russian. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Sandler attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandler accepts.

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Dr. Maria Francis, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
550 West Ogden Avenue
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Maria Francis works as a general internist and rheumatologist in Kankakee, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and New Lenox, IL. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Francis at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Anisha B Dua, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Anisha Dua, who practices in Chicago, IL and Burr Ridge, IL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Dua attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Laisvyde Statkute, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Laisvyde Smajkic is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smajkic obtained her medical school training at Kaunas University of Medicine and performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She speaks Lithuanian. Dr. Smajkic is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Nadera J Sweiss, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Nadera Sweiss is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Sweiss attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, raynaud's, and recurrent miscarriage. Dr. Sweiss has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sweiss honors Medicare insurance. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
265 N Wilmette Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Ziad Alnadjim, who practices in Joliet, IL and Westmont, IL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Alnadjim is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.