We found 10 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Advantage HMO near Bolingbrook, IL.

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Dr Jonathan David Meek MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL

Dr. Jonathan Meek specializes in family medicine and practices in Downers Grove, IL. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His clinical interests include diabetes, annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), and cancer screening. Dr. Meek honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH).

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Head ... (Read more)

Dr Carolyn Rae MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL

Dr. Carolyn Rae is a general internist in Downers Grove, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rae include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Rae is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardi ... (Read more)

Mark Ettore Giacomi Jr DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
23836 W 135th Street; Suite 103
Plainfield, IL

Dr. Mark Giacomi is a family medicine physician. Clinical interests for Dr. Giacomi include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH). He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Giacomi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

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

Dr Christine Shih MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.15 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
329 Remington; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL

Dr. Christine Shih works as a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Shih speaks Cantonese. These areas are among her clinical interests: annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Shih average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shih is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure ... (Read more)

Dr Fayez Mekhael Nagib Mekhael MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
516 E. Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL

Dr. Fayez Mekhael specializes in family medicine and practices in Bolingbrook, IL. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Mekhael's areas of expertise include the following: anaphylaxis, acne, and carotid artery disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mekhael attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout

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

Dr Tina M Brueschke MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL

Dr. Tina Brueschke practices family medicine in Downers Grove, IL. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. These areas are among her clinical interests: annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Brueschke honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH).

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

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

Dr Mario Prete MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
412 63rd Street
Downers Grove, IL

Dr. Mario Prete specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Downers Grove, IL. He speaks Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), and cancer screening. Dr. Prete's professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH). He attended medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Prete is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Fatigue, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Headache, Osteoporos ... (Read more)

Madhuri R Yemul MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL

Dr. Madhuri Yemul's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Dr. Yemul's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yemul takes. Dr. Yemul attended medical school at Grant Medical College. Dr. Yemul (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , Gout

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

Mr Gerald Simon MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Average rating 2.56 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL

Dr. Gerald Simon is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include the following: annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Simon's professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH). He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Simon is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardi ... (Read more)

John Hoon Lee MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 130
Bolingbrook, IL

Dr. John Lee is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Arthr ... (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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