Dr. Ruth Kadanoff's clinic offers quicker, convenient access to comprehensive diagnosis, treatment of their conditions; Loyola specialists
DARIEN, Ill. -- Rheumatic diseases are one of the most common medical problems in the United States, affecting about 43 million people, according to the American College of Rheumatology.
Common rheumatic diseases include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, vasculitis, lupus, inflammatory joint disease and scleroderma. These conditions can be exacerbated by a long commute to get the comprehensive care needed to treat them.
To give south suburban patients suffering with those conditions quicker, more convenient access to such care, Dr. Ruth Kadanoff, associate professor of medicine, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, has begun practicing at the Loyola Center for Health at Darien, 7511 Lemont Road, Darien. She is available to care for patients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays.
"The number of people suffering from rheumatic diseases is large and growing," Kadanoff said. "There is a great deal of need for our services in the southwestern suburbs and this makes it easier for patients who live out there."
Kadanoff's professional interests include rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease, gout and inflammatory joint diseases including psoriatic and reactive arthritis, lupus, vasculitis, Raynaud's phenomenon, polymyositis, scleroderma, osteoarthritis, bursitis and osteoporosis She currently has openings in three clinical studies investigating rheumatoid arthritis.
She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Rheumatology. She is fluent in English, Italian, Hebrew and French and is able to communicate in Spanish.
Patients at her clinic have access to comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for arthritis and all other chronic rheumatic diseases. These include connective tissue disorders, ankylosing spondylitis, polymyositis, psoriatic, reactive or rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaudâs phenomenon, Reiterâs syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma and vasculitis.
Patients also have access to the full range of Loyola specialties such as physical or occupational therapy, biofeedback training, pain management or surgery. They will also have access to a variety of leading-edge clinical studies.
Kadanoff has been caring for patients at Loyola since 1999. She received her medical degree in 1983 from University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. From 1998 to 1999, she cared for patients with rheumatic diseases at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Ill. Prior to that she served as chief of rheumatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
In 1986, she completed a general internal medicine residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. In 1989, she completed a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Chicago.
To schedule an appointment with Kadanoff or any other Loyola physician, call toll-free (888) LUHS-888 and ask for extension 7100.