Ami Kothari, MD

2017-12-07T13:37:40+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Ami Kothari, MD

Specialty
  • Rheumatology
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

To Make an Appointment

Call 847-375-3000 or complete our online form to request an appointment

Practice Locations

Des Plaines Physician Offices
900 Rand Road
Suite 200
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Phone: 847-375-3000

Morton Grove Physician Offices
9000 Waukegan Road
Suite 200
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Phone: 847-375-3000


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.

Additional Areas of Expertise

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.

Affilations and Associations

  • American College of Rheumatology
  • International Society of Clinical Densitometry

Education

Medical School

University of Illinois-Chicago

Internship

University of Illinois-Chicago

Residency

Internal Medicine

University of Illinois-Chicago

Fellowship

Rheumatology

Northwestern University

Awards

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

Curriculum Vitae

See my Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

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