Dr. Maria Francis, DO
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Dr. Maria Francis, DO


Rheumatology | Female

Hinsdale Orthopaedics 1870 Silver Cross Blvd Ste 200 New Lenox, IL 60451 Get Directions

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Dr. Francis strives to increase her patients? knowledge of their diagnosis, in order to get them to participate more fully in their recovery. Francis has a mission to help bring advances in therapy, accurate diagnoses, and prevention of autoimmune conditions to her patients.


Dr. Maria Francis, DO is a rheumatology doctor who practices in New Lenox, IL. She has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Francis is affiliated with Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Silver Cross Hospital.

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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in New Lenox, IL |
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.
New Lenox, IL |
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.
in Tinley Park, IL |
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
in Shorewood, IL |
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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Dr. Francis' Care Philosophy

Dr. Francis strives to increase her patients? knowledge of their diagnosis, in order to get them to participate more fully in their recovery. Francis has a mission to help bring advances in therapy, accurate diagnoses, and prevention of autoimmune conditions to her patients.

Dr. Francis' 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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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Discoid Lupus
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Gouty Arthropathy
  • Joint Pain
  • Lichen Planus
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University

    Graduated in 2004

  • Internship Hospital
    Midwestern University Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    Midwestern University Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Midwestern University Chicago

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Loyola University

    Graduated in 1998

  • Other Education
    Northeastern Illinois University

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Rheumatology
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Acupuncture
  • Botox® Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate