We found 6 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept MultiPlan near Hinsdale, IL.

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Dr. Jennifer Peak Rubin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Neurology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Rubin is a pediatric neurology specialist. In her practice, Dr. Rubin focuses on neurological disorders. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Rubin attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Transverse Myelitis, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Manish Prabhakar Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Manish Kapadia is a neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Naperville, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kapadia include cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Electrophysiological Study, Autoimmune Disorders, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher P Simon, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 110
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Simon works as a neurophysiologist and neurologist in Hinsdale, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Simon's clinical interests include migraine, torticollis, and muscle pain. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Simon studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Simon (or staff) speaks German and French.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, Dementia, Electroencephalography, Muscle ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Boyd, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Boyd is a specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include migraine, myasthenia gravis, and stroke. Dr. Boyd honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Head Injury, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Dementia, Electroencephalography, Stroke, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kerry G Gallagher, MD
Specializes in Neurology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 110
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Kerry Disanto is a Hinsdale, IL physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: migraine, torticollis, and muscle pain. Dr. Disanto is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Disanto is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, Dementia, Electroencephalography, Muscle Pain, Stroke, ... (Read more)

Dr. Armita Bijari, MD
Specializes in Neurology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 110
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Armita Bijari specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Hinsdale, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Bijari average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include migraine, torticollis, and muscle pain. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bijari graduated from Rush Medical College. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, Dementia, Electroencephalography, Muscle ... (Read more)

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the protective covering of nerves, causing communication issues between the brain and other parts of the body. The cause of MS is unknown, but some factors may raise a person’s risk of developing it. For example, if your parent or sibling has MS, or you have another autoimmune disease like type 1 diabetes, you may be more predisposed to getting MS than others.

Symptoms of MS vary widely from person to person. Common ones are weakness in the arm or leg, lack of balance, stiff muscles, fatigue, dizziness, partial or total vision loss, slurred speech, and issues with bowel and bladder function. While there is no cure for MS, treatments focus on the following:

  • Reducing attacks, which occur when nerves become inflamed (or swollen), causing new symptoms to arise or existing ones to worsen. Drugs like corticosteroids lessen inflammation and may help prevent attacks or limit their occurrence.
  • Slowing the development of the disease. Immunomodulators are medications that alter the body’s immune response. They may minimize nerve damage brought on by MS and thus decrease the rate at which it progresses.
  • Easing symptoms. Physical therapy can help with leg weakness and improve balance. Medicines like muscle relaxants may be prescribed to reduce muscle stiffness.
Living with MS can be a challenge, but due to advancements in medicine over the past few decades, the quality of life of people with MS has increased. Although the average life expectancy of those who have the disease is about five years lower than the rest of the population, this difference seems to be at a gradual but steady decline.

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