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Ami Kothari, MD

Ami Kothari, MD

Rheumatologist with Fellowship Training in Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

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Practice Locations

900 Rand Road
Suite 200
Des Plaines IL 60016
9000 Waukegan Road
Suite 200
Morton Grove IL 60053

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • NorthShore University Health System

Biography

Dr. Ami Kothari is a board-certified rheumatologist. Her practice philosophy involves listening to patients to provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan and establish a strong doctor-patient relationship. She provides advanced treatments to reduce joint inflammation and help control the workings of the body’s immune system. Dr. Kothari encourages patients to be active participants in developing the best treatment strategies as advancements in medicine continue to provide increased therapeutic options.

She also offers ultrasound-guided injections, which pinpoint the area receiving medication. Using this procedure helps decrease procedural pain and increase the effectiveness of treatment. Dr. Kothari’s care emphasizes listening to patients carefully in order to provide a comprehensive evaluation and individualized treatment plan. She believes that the more her patients know about their rheumatologic problems and the advances in the therapeutic options available, the better they are enabled to make informed decisions about their treatment. Her treatment plan also includes a strong focus on education, especially on detecting early rheumatoid arthritis for early treatment to prevent joint damage and subsequent disability.

Dr. Kothari remains current on research and clinical developments in rheumatology to always provide state-of-the-art therapeutic options to her patients. She strives to make patient visits as stress free as possible and work to ultimately provide the highest level of patient care. Dr.Kothari and her fellow IBJI rheumatologists conduct an active research program providing patients with the opportunity to take part in clinical trials and be treated with promising new therapies.

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Philosophy of Care

My practice philosophy involves listening to patients to provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan and establish a strong doctor-patient relationship. I believe educating patients is essential. The more a patient knows about their Rheumatologic problems, the better they are enabled to make informed decisions.

I also encourage patients to be active participants in developing the best treatment strategies as advancements in medicine continue to provide increased therapeutic options. I strive to make patient visits as stress free as possible and work to ultimately provide the highest level of patient care.

Affiliations and Associations

  • American College of Rheumatology
  • International Society of Clinical Densitometry

Education

Fellowship
Northwestern University
Rheumatology
Residency
University of Illinois-Chicago
Internal Medicine
Internship
University of Illinois-Chicago
Medical School
University of Illinois-Chicago

Awards

  • Phi Beta Sigma National Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Society

Curriculum Vitae

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Our Team

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Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna EPO, HMO, PPO, POS, NAP
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Beech Street/Concentra/Viant PPO and Workers’ Compensation
  • Blue Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, BlueChoice PPO, HMO, HMOI, HMO Advantage, Blue Precision HMO, Medicare Advantage, MMAI Plan (some physicians)
  • CareIQ, Rehab for Workers Compensation
  • CCN POS
  • CCN PPO
  • Cigna HMO, PPO, POS
  • CorVel PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Coventry Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Coventry PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Encompass (surgery network for injured workers)
  • First Health PPO
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • HealthLink Plans HMO, PPO
  • HMO Illinois (some physicians)
  • Humana MMAI, HMO, POS, PPO
  • Imagine Health/Smart Network (MRI/CT Services, Rehab Services, and some Physicians)
  • Longevity Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicare
  • MedRisk (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • MultiPlan/Private Health Care Systems PPO
  • One Call Medical Network (Imaging services for injured workers)
  • One Call Care Management (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Orchid Medical (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • PPO Next (aka HealthStar PPO, Preferred Health Network PPO)
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Premier Comp Solutions (imaging services only)
  • Savility
  • Sunrise Advantage Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Therapy Direct (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Union Health Service
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO, Open Access, POS, PPO

IBJI providers are participating providers in the following workers’ compensation Preferred Provider Programs (PPP):

  • CorVel
  • Coventry
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network
  • MedRisk (Rehab/Work Comp)

Patient Resources

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“Dr. Kothari is a very caring, compassionate and knowledgeable physician. She takes her timing answering all of your questions and is extremely responsive.”

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