Dr. Heather Gillespie, MD

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Dr. Heather Gillespie, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Chesterton, IN. Dr. Gillespie has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Autoimmune Diseases than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities Franciscan Health Michigan City and Northwest Health-la Porte. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gillespie to book an appointment.

Dr. Gillespie
810 Michael Dr Ste A Chesterton, IN 46304

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gillespie

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gillespie treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gillespie treats other conditions, please contact the office at (219) 861-8161.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Gillespie is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis Screening
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Gillespie is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Gout
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Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Dr. Gillespie is experienced in the area of Autoimmune Diseases. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Sjögren's Syndrome
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Dr. Gillespie's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Dr. Gillespie accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-IN PPO
Blue Access-IN
Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
Blue Preferred-IN HMO
Blue Traditional-IN
Bronze Blue Access Plus w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Bronze HealthSync w/HSA-IN HMO
Bronze HealthSync with H.S.A-IN POS
Bronze HealthSync-IN HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-IN
Franciscan Alliance Tiered-IN
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Gold HealthSync w/HSA-IN HMO
Gold HealthSync-IN HMO
HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
HealthSync Options-IN POS
HealthSync-IN
HealthSync-IN HMO
HealthSync-IN POS
Healthy Indiana Plan PPO
Lumenos Plans-IN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Silver HealthSync w/HSA-IN HMO
Silver HealthSync-IN HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Access Choice PPO
Blue Preferred HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Gillespie's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gillespie

3.9

Based on 22 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Very thorough and not rushed. Looked at all the possible causes of my symptoms.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Jerry C. – Apr 05, 2021
Dr Gillespie is a very caring doctor. Rheumatology is a very difficult form of medicine. It is certainly not cut and dry. Plus I am sure none of her patients are the same. So diagnosing and prescribing the correct medications can be very difficult. But Dr Gillespie is like a dog with a bone and she will not give up. She is a fighter. She also is not afraid to let me know when she is challenged. I also like that she will ask my opinion on treatment options. In my opinion, she is also very scientific. She is not willing to throw out a diagnosis. She will work very hard to be sure her patients are properly diagnosed and are receiving the proper medication. I thank God everyday for Dr Gillespie, as she is an amazing doctor! I am very thankful she is my Rheumatologist!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Vicky C – Jan 12, 2021
The first time I went to Dr. Gillespie’s office, the nurse could tell I was nervous. He told me, “don’t worry, Dr. G has been doing this for a long time and she’s not a ‘my way or the highway’ doctor.” He was right, nothing to worry about! Dr. Gillespie is honestly excellent at her job. Not only does she keep up on the latest science, but she’s also an extremely compassionate human being who will take the time to listen and thoroughly answer questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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KS – Feb 29, 2020
Excellent doctor who was able to diagnose my condition and find a treatment that is working. She succeeded when many other doctors had failed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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JAG in IN – Aug 23, 2019
Dr. Gillespie is an excellent diagnostician and compassionate aid. She understands my unique circumstance and helps me fight with my awful insurance. I am a younger guy who has had rhuemy issues for a while and if you're searching for a rheumy I think your search can end here.
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Blake Thorne – Jun 13, 2019
Dr. Gillespie is an excellent rheumatologist, but she's also an excellent physician and diagnostician. When other specialists did not determine my problem, Dr. Gillespie's "hunch" got me on the road to the treatment I needed even though it was not her specialty and she did not treat the issue.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Donna in Beverly Shores – Aug 29, 2018
Dr. Gillespie and her complete office staff and nurses have been nothinh but FABULOUS. I have never received any snippy or hurried responses from them. They've always been very kind and considerate to me. They run a very efficient, prompt and calming atmosphere/office. There is no need for your nerves to start up here. Dr. Gillespie does take more than your average amount of time to truly listen to you and she is truly empathic to your medical needs. +Lab on premises in Chesterton.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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CS in Valparaiso, IN – Jul 29, 2017
Doesn't listen...not at all compassionate nor is she a good listener... maybe it's just me, but the worse doctor EVER.... going for a second opinion...
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Linz in Walkerton, IN – Jan 11, 2017

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Biography

Dr. Heather Gillespie, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Chesterton, IN. Dr. Gillespie has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis &...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Rheumatology

Awards

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What are Dr. Heather Gillespie, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gillespie frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Autoimmune Diseases. See all practice areas where Dr. Gillespie specializes.

Where is Dr. Heather Gillespie, MD's office located?

Dr. Gillespie's office is located at 810 Michael Dr Ste A, Chesterton, IN 46304. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

810 Michael Dr Ste A Chesterton, IN 46304
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Health Partners Medical Group LLC1225 E Coolspring Ave Michigan City, IN 46360
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gillespie is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City

Michigan City, IN

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

Northwest Health-la Porte

La Porte, IN

59% Patient Experience Rating, 10% lower than the national average