Purani Palaniswami, MD

palaniswami purani
80 Ratings28 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

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


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Overall Patient Rating
4.7 out of 5
(80 Ratings, 28 Comments)
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Dr. PALANISWAMI is a very good doctor, she is well trained in her field she was the one to get to the bottom of the pain my daughter was having and diagnosed her who is also her patient. We appreciate her. She's a caring concern doctor. I trust her care for both of us and only her in this position. Thank you Dr.PALANISWAMI.
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All of my physicians at Elmhurst Hospital are excellent.I have been going to these doctors for many years and I feel they have taken very good care of me.
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My visits are always productive.
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Other than ..., Dr. Palanswami showed the most care and spent the most time with me as any doctor ever has. I was completely charmed by her warm manner and reassured by her diagnosis and explanation of what is to come. I cannot rate her highly enough.
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I really feel very happy to have a doctor
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I feel very comfortable at Dr. Palaniswami's office. She is a very good and caring doctor.
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I was surprised at how thorough the Dr.'s questions were.
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Dr Palaniswami is such an awesome doctor. she's kind, caring, compassionate & I makes me feel truly cared about. She's respectful & is so good at dealing with my hard to treat psoriatic arthritis. she gives me hope on my most painful days that she will get me feeling better soon. she respects me as a patient & really listens to me. she's an amazing dr & I'm so grateful to have her as my doctor.
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As a ... myself, I am aware of the need to ask some questions that can be uncomfortable during visits. My provider did not ask me about depression, although I take medication for it.