Dr. Joel Block, MD

Dr. Joel Block, MD

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Rheumatology  |  
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61 y/o
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Dr. Joel Block, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Block is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center.

University Rheumatologists

1611 W Harrison St Ste 510

Chicago, IL 60612
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Autoimmune Diseases
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more than 82% of peers
Fibromyalgia
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more than 81% of peers
Knee Disorders
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more than 79% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Block My research interest - and therefore heavily influencing my clinical practice - is in the area of osteoarthritis or non-inflammatory arthritis. Merely having a diagnosis of arthritis is not in and of itself necessarily a life-limiting event. Everybody knows people from the elder generation who really were crippled from their arthritis, but that kind of outcome is pretty unusual these days because of the advances in therapy. People who go into rheumatology generally do look forward to developing long-term relationships with their patients and their families. That does provide the opportunity to really get to know what makes those patients tick, and it's also gratifying to see that most of our patients go on to live very normal lives.

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dry Eyes
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Washington University St Louis
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Chicago Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Chicago Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Rush Presby St Lukes
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Block has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Block's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Block to family and friends
1.0
based on 2 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Block's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
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  • Office environment
    FAIR
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Chicago, IL |
Is a very odd personality, and spends most of his time typing in silence. There is minimal discussion about any actual illness and he tends to talk down to you in many cases. I just go to him because I don't know where else to go
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Block accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Block has admitting privileges

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
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