Dr. Angelica K. Gierut, MD

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Dr. Angelica K. Gierut, MD

Rheumatology | Female

Northwestern Medical Group 25 N Winfield Rd # 507, Winfield, IL 60190 Get Directions

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Dr. Gierut specializes in Rheumatology and practices in Winfield, IL. She practices at 1 location.

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Dr. Angelica K. Gierut, MD says

In any clinic, on any given day, a patient may have longer wait times depending on unforeseen problems that need to be addressed for patients seen earlier in the day or  urgent visits that may need to be overbooked same-day for an acute problem.  Conversely, a patient may experience shorter wait times if there happen to be cancellations and/or "no-show" appointments that day.  You can be assured that the doctor is trying to be as timely as possible without compromising care.  

However, during visits to an academic medical center, such as any of the major academic medical centers in Chicago or surrounding suburbs, there may be some differences that a patient not accustomed to such a center may encounter: 

  • Academic medical centers sometimes have very complicated return patients that may unexpectedly need more time than their scheduled time slot allows, but not always.  This can sometimes lead to increased wait times for those patients scheduled later in the day.
  • Before you see the attending physician, you will probably see a fellow-in-training who is a board-certified Internist, training to be a specialist.  In this case, you can expect the majority of the visit time to be spent with the fellow.  The trade-off is that you are seeing 2 doctors instead of one, and that you are being seen in a teaching institution where new data, studies & guidelines are being routinely reviewed, discussed and even formulated. 

It is also important to note that when you are seeking a second opinion, or establishing with a new specialist, she or he may not always agree with your previous doctor.  If asked, you should provide previous records in a timely manner, or be ready to repeat some labs if necessary.  Finally, if your reported history is not consistent with your exam, a rheumatologist may ask you to obtain additional lab tests, imaging, and/or consider treatment alterations with close follow-up for observation.  It is your right to receive explanations for any testing or treatment approach.  It is also OK to decline to do any or all tests and/or treatments.  However, it is important to recognize that lacking such important information may make it more difficult for a physician to accurately assess you.  In turn, the doctor reserves the right to refuse to continue certain medications if they do not feel the medications are indicated and may be causing you unnecessary harm or risk, based on the available information.  Therefore maintaining open lines of communication should be a priority in any patient-doctor relationship.  

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in North Aurora, IL |
She is so great! When I saw her she validated what I always thought: I have Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis. I had been dismissed by two other rheumatologists who thought I just had fibromyalgia or myofascial pain. She was very knowledgeable about my immunodeficiency and knew that my immune deficiency can cause autoimmunity. I am SO SO SO relieved and happy to have found her! Will definitely be sticking with her! She was very kind and caring too, when I cried in her office about my pain.
in Cortland, IL |
Waited 40 minutes,in exam room, then I got up to leave the exam room, with out seeing a doctor. Staff saw me leaving, they brought a doctor, which turned out to be not Dr Gierut, but an MD. She asked me some questions and ran out to bring in.. Dr Gierut! Now 50 minutes after my scheduled appointment time these two women stood there and told me that they dont think I have RA.They briefly looked at me After being treated by rheumatologist in an other state for the last 8 years. Inconsiderate!!
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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Gout
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    Loyola University Hospital

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    Loyola University Hospital

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2011

  • Undergraduate School
    Marquette University / College Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 2001

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Gierut has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Gierut's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Gierut's Office & Staff

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Dr. Gierut says...

In any clinic, on any given day, a patient may have longer wait times depending on unforeseen problems that need to be addressed for patients seen earlier in the day or  urgent visits that may need to be overbooked same-day for an acute problem.  Conversely, a patient may experience shorter wait times if there happen to be cancellations and/or "no-show" appointments that day.  You can be assured that the doctor is trying to be as timely as possible without compromising care.  

However, during visits to an academic medical center, such as any of the major academic medical centers in Chicago or surrounding suburbs, there may be some differences that a patient not accustomed to such a center may encounter: 

  • Academic medical centers sometimes have very complicated return patients that may unexpectedly need more time than their scheduled time slot allows, but not always.  This can sometimes lead to increased wait times for those patients scheduled later in the day.
  • Before you see the attending physician, you will probably see a fellow-in-training who is a board-certified Internist, training to be a specialist.  In this case, you can expect the majority of the visit time to be spent with the fellow.  The trade-off is that you are seeing 2 doctors instead of one, and that you are being seen in a teaching institution where new data, studies & guidelines are being routinely reviewed, discussed and even formulated. 

It is also important to note that when you are seeking a second opinion, or establishing with a new specialist, she or he may not always agree with your previous doctor.  If asked, you should provide previous records in a timely manner, or be ready to repeat some labs if necessary.  Finally, if your reported history is not consistent with your exam, a rheumatologist may ask you to obtain additional lab tests, imaging, and/or consider treatment alterations with close follow-up for observation.  It is your right to receive explanations for any testing or treatment approach.  It is also OK to decline to do any or all tests and/or treatments.  However, it is important to recognize that lacking such important information may make it more difficult for a physician to accurately assess you.  In turn, the doctor reserves the right to refuse to continue certain medications if they do not feel the medications are indicated and may be causing you unnecessary harm or risk, based on the available information.  Therefore maintaining open lines of communication should be a priority in any patient-doctor relationship.