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Home  |  Doctors |  Chinyoung Park, MD

Chinyoung Park, MD

Rheumatologist with Fellowship Training in Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Practice Locations

1450 Busch Parkway
Suite 115
Buffalo Grove IL 60089
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. Chinyoung Park is a rheumatologist who is dual board-certified in rheumatology and internal medicine. Dr. Park treats patients with arthritis and other inflammatory, autoimmune, and pain-related disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, psoriatic arthritis, and osteoarthritis. She has special training in treating vasculitis.

Dr. Park has lived in the Chicago area since the age of 10 when her family arrived in the United States from Korea. As far back as she can remember, she always wanted to become a doctor. Dr. Park earned her undergraduate degree in biology at University of Illinois, volunteering at local hospitals during summer breaks. She completed her medical degree at Loyola University Medical Center and then an Internal Medicine residency at Michael Reese Hospital where she first became fascinated with the field of rheumatology. Dr. Park then went on to complete rheumatology fellowships at both University of Chicago and Cleveland Clinic.

She enjoys working with her patients and interacting with other specialists to diagnose and develop treatment plans to address the wide spectrum of conditions associated with autoimmune diseases. Dr. Park’s family lives in the north suburbs where she and her husband, who is also a physician, are raising three teenage sons. In her spare time, Dr. Park enjoys working with stained glass and reading.

Additional Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of Care

The doctor/patient relationship has to be a partnership. I want to give my patients as much information as I can to help them make informed decisions about care plans that will work for them.

Education

Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Rheumatology
Fellowship
University of Chicago
Rheumatology
Residency
Michael Reese Hospital
Internal Medicine
Medical School
Loyola University Chicago

Research and Publications

  • Examination of phosphoprotein contents of lymphocytes from lupus patients to assess possible derangements in tyrosine kinase transcription pathways involved in T cell activation, 1991-92.
  • Park C, Lashner BA, Dozer D, Albert DA: Arthritis of Inflammatory Bowel disease: Analysis of a Large Data Base. Poster presentation at National Meeting, American College of Rheumatology, November 1992. Arthritis & Rheumatism 36:9 (Suppl), Sept 1993.
  • Sweiss NJ, Ellman MH, Curran JJ, Utset TO, Park CY: TNF inhibition as a Novel Treatment for Refractory Sarcoidosis. Poster presentation at National Meeting, American College of Rheumatology, November 2001. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 44:S121 ( Suppl), September  2001.
  • Sweiss NJ, Ellman MH, Curran JJ, Park CY: TNF-inhibition as a Novel Treatment for Refractory Sarcoidosis. Poster Presentation at National Meeting, American    College of Rheumatology, October 2002. Arthritis & Rheumatism 46:S324 (Suppl), Sept 2002

Awards

  • Castle Connelly Top Doctors
  • Recognition Letter of Appreciation  from Lake County Health Department for providing Rheumatology care to the uninsured residents of Lake County 2011 to present.

Appointments

  • Practice in Rheumatology, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, 1/1/2016-
  • Private practice in Rheumatology, Park Rheumatology, LLC. 7/1/2005-12/31/2015
  • Private practice in Rheumatology, Deerpath Physicians Group, 7/2002- 6/30/2005.
  • Assistant Professor of Rheumatology, University of Chicago Hospitals, 9/98-6/2002.
  • Staff Rheumatologist, University Mednet (Cleveland), 1994-1998 – Rheumatology (80%) and Internal Medicine (20%)
  • Senior Clinical Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine, Case Western University School of Medicine, 1994-1998.

Curriculum Vitae

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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)

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