Purani Palaniswami, MD

palaniswami purani
117 Ratings37 Comments
Elmhurst Memorial Elmhurst Clinic
Hospital Affiliations:
Elmhurst Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Connective Tissue Diseases; Gout; Lupus; Osteoarthritis; Osteoporosis; Psoriatic Arthritis; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Sarcoid; Scleroderma

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This provider is an independent medical practitioner who has been permitted to use the hospital's facilities and to exercise his or her independent medical judgment in the care and treatment of his or her patient.



Philosophy Of Care

Advances in rheumatology are occurring at a phenomenal pace. I will incorporate new therapies in the best way possible for all my patients. The health of mind and body of all my patients is my highest priority.

Education & Credentials

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, 2001

Internship: St. Louis University, MO, 2004

Residency: St. Louis University, MO, 2006

Insurance Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna HMO
Ambetter Balanced Care HMO
Aetna POS
Coventry (Personal Care)
Coventry One PPO
Coventry First Health PPO
Coventry POS
Coventry PPO
Coventry Workers Compensation Plan
AARP Medicare Complete Access (UHC) HMO
Aetna Medicare POS
Aetna Medicare PPO
Ambetter Secure Care HMO
Aetna PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) and Compete Assure
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Blue Cross Community MMAI
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Blue Cross POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Choice Preferred
Blue Precision HMO
Cigna HealthSpring MA HMO
TriWest PC3 / Veterans Administration Community Care
Aetna National Advantage Program
Beech Street PPO
Imagine Smart Network
Coventry HMO
Galaxy Health PPO (UHC)
Humana Choicecare PPO
Humana HMO
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana Gold Plus PPO
Illinos Medicaid
Medicare Part B
Sunrise Advantage
United Healthcare Choice EPO
United Healthcare Select HMO
Great West Open Access
Great West POS
Great West PPO
HFN Workers Compensation Plan
MultiPlan PPO
TriCare Standard/Reserve Select PPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Choice Plus HMO
United HealthCare Choice Select HMO
United HealthCare Select POS
United Healthcare Select EPO


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Overall Patient Rating
4.7 out of 5
(117 Ratings, 37 Comments)
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Overall assessment was a very good experience.
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I always have a good experience at the clinic. Everyone is very nice and helpful. The nurses and staff are so so nice and love my Doctor.
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*Dr. P. was very helpful explaining everything & answering all questions.
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I had to wait over an hour past my appointment time to see the doctor..
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Dr acted as though she didn't believe me or the symptoms that I was describing, didn't explain test results, sent a prescription to my pharmacy but did not follow up with my pharmacy regarding a question that they had so the prescription was never able to be filled. Dr spent the entire appointment looking at her computer screen instead of looking at and listening to the patient.
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Everyone showed courtesy & concern.
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dr P is the best doctor I've had for my arthritis , ...her is also a wonderful person
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I am happy That this office finally got a examining table that is low and they can go up and down because being a patient that does not have mobility it is so easy for me now to get up there for check ups
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Dr. P is always so helpful. I get constant flare up's with my condition and she's always very understanding. She's helped me find the best medication to help with the pain and manage the symptoms. The nurses are also amazing.. at both locations
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tested positive for an exam but i dont understand what was found and all it says follow up with an appointment .