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Dr. Maria Francis, DO

Rheumatology ·  Female

Dr. Francis

New Lenox

1870 Silver Cross Blvd Ste 200 New Lenox, IL 60451

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Dr. Maria Francis, DO is a rheumatology specialist in New Lenox, IL and has been practicing for 10 years. She graduated from Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University in 2004 and specializes in rheumatology, autoimmune diseases, and more.


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(815) 462-3474

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Francis' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Arthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francis treats Arthritis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Francis treats this condition more than 100% of her 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
Malaise and Fatigue
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francis treats Malaise and Fatigue more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Francis treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francis treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Francis treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Francis' conditions and procedures:

  • Acupuncture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Discoid Lupus
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lichen Planus
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Maria Francis, DO is a rheumatology specialist in New Lenox, IL and has been practicing for 10 years. She graduated from Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University in 2004 and specializes in rheumatology, autoimmune diseases, and more.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2009
Midwestern University Chicago
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Midwestern University Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency Hospital
2004
Midwestern University Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship Hospital
2004
Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University
Medical School
1998
Loyola University
Undergraduate School
Northeastern Illinois University
2009
2007
2004
2004
1998

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Francis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Francis

3.2

Based on 49 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.0408163265306123%
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1 Star
40.816326530612244%
(20)

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I had to wait in the exam room for 50 minutes. Dr. Francis would not listen to me or answer my questions. She just gave me her opinion and that was final. I showed her what the Mayo Clinic site said and she told me to go there. I do not recommend her, if you are looking for good bedside manner.
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Dr Francis is wonderful. She is patient, very attentive and caring. She listened to me about my issues, asked questions and followed up with testing. When I returned she explained in detail my results and the way to recovery. I’m so thankful to have her as my doctor and I highly recommend her.
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Very difficult to get a hold of office staff to refill prescriptions, I feel like she has a new PA every time I see her. When i asked about alternative treatments, i was literally laughed at. Most recently I received a message cancelling my appointment and was told not to call them, that they would call me to reschedule.
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Spent very little time over my history and did not seem to care at all, in fact she was rude.
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I wholeheartedly recommend Dr Francis. To begin with, her staff is friendly and competent and reassuring. Then you are fortunate enough to meet and be treated by Dr Francis. She listens, assesses, comforts and recommends your healing plan. I was relieved of debilitating pain within days. It was a very lucky day that I decided to call her office.
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After waiting 6 months for an appointment, she spent 6 minutes with me and tried to brush me off before I asked another question and decided to get some lab work. She came highly recommended to me by a family member whom 3 years ago she spend a good amount of time with. My positive testing I had in August was determined to be to low and a retest deemed unnecessary despite months of pain. While the staff seemed pleasant I will never refer to or go back again. Back to square 1.
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Dr Francis was able to provide me a correct diagnosis and treatment plan that has greatly improved my quality of life after years down the wrong path with other physicians. I am thankful my primary care physician gave me her referral. All specialty physicians like endocrinologists and rheumatologists have a large patient load and when you actually spend time with patients, your schedule gets behind, so arrive with patience for your turn and all you want to ask on paper to keep focused.
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If you need a doctor who will only take minimal time with you in order to keep on schedule, go somewhere else. Dr. Francis is the first and most thorough rheumatologist I have seen. I have been to Mayo, Rush, Loyola, and countless others. I have missed less work and felt better under her care than ever before. I am an extremely complicated case and appreciate she is thorough and listens to me. I've had infusions in office and loved her support staff. She has done ultrasound guided injections too
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She seemed nice and caring during the initial visit but after that you could never reach her. Her office staff was useless and said they couldn't get a hold of her. I usually have good instincts about people but not this time. My son in law is experiencing the same problems with her right now that I had. So, mine was not just a conflict or misunderstanding.
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