Dr. Maria Francis, DO

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Dr. Maria Francis, DO
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 Silver Cross Hospital and Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center.

1870 Silver Cross Blvd Ste 200

New Lenox, IL 60451

Contact Information

(815) 462-3474

Dr. Maria Francis, DO

Dr. Maria Francis, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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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.
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Dr. Francis' Experience

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


  • Rheumatology
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board*

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


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

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.


  • Loyola University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Midwestern University Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Midwestern University Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Midwestern University Chicago
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Northeastern Illinois University
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Francis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Francis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Francis to family and friends
based on 46 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Francis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Spent very little time over my history and did not seem to care at all, in fact she was rude.
in Orland Park, IL |
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.
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Francis accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Francis has admitting privileges

Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center
333 North Madison Street
Joliet, IL 60435
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Silver Cross Hospital
1900 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox, IL 60451
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