Dr. Serene Francis, MD


Rheumatology | Female

Dr. Serene Francis, MD
Dr. Serene Francis, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Winfield, IL. Dr. Francis is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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    Patient Comments (4)
    in Lisle, IL |
    Dismissive doctor. Saw her in 2014 for debilitating pain but blood work was negative so she said that I had no autoimmune disorder. She gave me NSAIDs & told me to stop searching for a diagnosis. 2 years later, in severe pain, she gives me plaquenil as a trial. Later, hematologist finds out I have Hypogammaglobulinemia (immune deficiency)! New rheumy immediately says I have Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis & Immune deficiencies cause autoimmunity. Dr. Frances incorrectly denied correlation.
    Glen Ellyn, IL |
    Best ever!!! You patients in Georgia are very lucky indeed. We will miss her. Thorough, compassionate & stays informed.
    in Wheaton il |
    I honestly can't thank Dr Francis enough for not only really taking the time to teach me about my diseases but really truly listening to me. She is the reason I am here, alive and doing way better then I was in 2013 after she diagnosed me with mixed connective tissue disease. I've been hospitalized and not only has she come almost everyday to see me, if she can't, she will call me. She's got a heart of gold and couldn't ask for better doctor. I'm so blessed to have you as my doctor!
    Naperville, IL |
    I have just started seeing Dr. Francis and she was a breath of fresh air. She was very thorough and listened, and professionally disagreed with my previous doctor's recommendation, and provided a understandable basis for doing so.
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    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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    • Internal Medicine
    • Rheumatology

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
    • Arthritis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bleeding Disorders
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Cryoglobulinemia
    • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Dry Eyes
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Foot Conditions
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Limb Cramp
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus
    • Lyme Disease
    • Malaise and Fatigue
    • Osteoarthritis
    • 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
    • Psoriatic Arthritis
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Raynaud's Disease
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scleroderma
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Systemic Vasculitis
    • Temporal Arteritis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vasculitis


    • Medical School
      St. John's Medical College
    • Internship Hospital
      Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
    • Residency Hospital
      Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
    • Fellowship Hospital
      Rush University Medical Center

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Rheumatology

    Procedures Performed

    • Joint Drainage
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection