Purani Palaniswami, M.D.

palaniswami purani
109 Ratings32 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

Humana Gold Plus HMO
AARP Medicare Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
Aetna Medicare PPO
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage POS
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Ambetter Balanced Care HMO
Blue Cross POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Choice Preferred
Blue Precision HMO
Aetna National Advantage Program
Coventry First Health PPO
Great West PPO
HFN Workers Compensation Plan
Health Financial Network
Humana Choicecare PPO
Humana HMO
Humana Gold Plus Integrated MMAI
Humana Gold Plus PPO
Illinos Medicaid
Longevity Health Plan of Illinois, Inc.
Medicare Part B
Multi Plan
SmartCare/Imagine Health PPO
TriCare Standard/Reserve Select PPO
Aetna HMO
Ambetter Secure Care HMO
Aetna POS
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Coventry (Personal Care)
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Coventry PPO
Coventry Workers Compensation Plan
Galaxy Health PPO (UHC)
Great West Open Access
Great West POS
Sunrise Advantage
United Healthcare Choice EPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate EPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate PPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate HMO
United Healthcare Select HMO
Veterans Administration Community Care
United HealthCare Core/Navigate POS
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate HMO
United HealthCare Select POS
United Healthcare Select EPO


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Overall Patient Rating
4.7 out of 5
(109 Ratings, 32 Comments)
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Excellent care always
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This was my first visit with this doctor and I liked her and her staff the way they treated me was very good and she asked questions and I got answers, she did test and set up a _____-up to discuss the test.
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Dr. P. is wonderful and her staff is always very nice.
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very please
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I have been attending the Elmhurst facilities for about 4 and a half years now and I am completed satisfied with the service here. The MA that is usually working with my provider is friendly, caring very sweet, great customer service. The nurses that work with my provider are the same. I reached out to them for an issue with pain and medication few months ago, and they replied to me very quickly, and were able to help me within that same day! I love using mychart, I'm able to request refills, and schedule appts on my own which is a huge plus. Overall I love the care that I receive in the Elmhurst clinics.
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A very pleasant and informative visit. Thank you.
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I see her 2 to 3 times a year. All my visits are very good.
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very satisfied
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it was a positive experience
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I liked this provider very much. She was very thorough and responsive and followed up immediately with all test results. A very productive and encouraging visit.