We found 82 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Western Springs, IL.

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Dr. Darcy Sittig Majka, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 300
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Darcy Majka's specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Majka include lupus, myositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Majka studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Majka's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Majka honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman is a pediatric rheumatology specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Klein-Gitelman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Rheumatic Diseases

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richman include arthritis and scleroderma. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for her residency. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richman accepts. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Scleroderma, Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatic Diseases

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

Dr. Rochella Ostrowski is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Ostrowski's areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, myositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her professional affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout

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Dr. Tahir Rohail, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Tahir Rohail's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rohail accepts. Dr. Rohail studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Rohail (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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

Dr. Jonathan Meek practices family medicine. Dr. Meek's clinical interests include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Dr. Meek attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL
 

Dr. Hasan Khan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Khan welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Anna Stanislaus sees patients in Westmont, IL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among Dr. Stanislaus's clinical interests: osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Stanislaus welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Grazina Walter Vizinas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6918 W Archer Avenue; 3 and 4
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edmund Vizinas sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated Dr. Vizinas highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Vizinas is conversant in Lithuanian.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems, Blood Pressure Problems

Dr. Carolyn F Rae, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Carolyn Rae is a Downers Grove, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Rae is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rae attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Elizabeth Christine Kirchoff, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 South Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff is a family medicine physician. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kirchoff's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirchoff honors. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center La Grange and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Eric J Munn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
911 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Eric Munn is an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Munn is especially interested in joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Munn attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Joint Pain, Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Rodney Tehrani, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Rodney Tehrani's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Tehrani's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tehrani include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Giant Cell Arteritis

Dr. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe works as an internist in La Grange, IL. These areas are among Dr. Botsoe's clinical interests: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Botsoe honors. Dr. Botsoe is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Kamran A Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1s450 Summit Oaks; Suite 390
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Chaudhary average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chaudhary include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chaudhary completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Chaudhary's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Depression, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed Akbar Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5101 S. Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Yousuf sees patients in Burr Ridge, IL and La Grange, IL. His medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include gout, diabetes, and ear infection. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Yousuf is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yousuf graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

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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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