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Dr. Joel Block, MD

Dr. Joel Block, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 62


Dr. Joel Block, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in rheumatology.


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(312) 563-2800

Dr. Block accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Block's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Autoimmune Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Block treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Block treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Arthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Block treats Arthritis more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Block treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Block treats Knee Disorders more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Block treats this condition more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Block's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Care Philosophy

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. Everybod...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

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

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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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