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Home  |  Doctors |  Alejandra Rodriguez-Paez, MD

Alejandra C. Rodriguez-Paez, MD

Rheumatologist with Fellowship Training in Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology

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. Alejandra Rodriguez completed her training at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. She is board-certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine and specializes in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, gout, Sjögren’s syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoporosis, vasculitis and other connective tissue diseases.

She works closely with her patients to develop effective, highly individualized approaches to care that may include medications, physical therapy, exercise, diet and more. Managing rheumatologic care for the long-term, she presents options that range from aggressive to conservative, helping patients evaluate and choose options that will help them achieve their best function.

Dr. Rodriguez is pleased to offer fully comprehensive care at IBJI. She coordinates a full team that may include physical and occupational therapists; Xray, MRI and ultrasound imaging, and orthopedic specialists who collaborate closely on each patient’s healing and wellness. Dr. Rodriguez also helps patients understand the cost of care and navigate insurance coverage so they can remain compliant with regimens.

She is fluent in Spanish and loves to travel. Zumba classes and soccer matches with her husband and two young boys are her favorite ways to stay fit.

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget
  • Polmyalgia Rheumatica
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scleroderma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone Density or Dexa Scan
  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Immune Problems of Pregnancy
  • Muscle Inflammation – Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis
  • Vasculitis (Wegeners, Microscopic Polyangiitis, Giant Cell Artheritis)

Philosophy of Care

“My patients mean so much to me. I’m dedicated to maintaining their function and well-being through close, long-term relationships based on communication and respect.”

Education

Fellowship
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Rheumatology
Residency
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Fellowship
University of Miami School of Medicine
Mechanisms and Treatment of Progressive Damage after Traumatic Brain Injury
Medical School
Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Awards

  • Academic Excellence Full Scholarship – postgraduate studies, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia: 2002
  • Elected student representative, ANIR (National Association of Interns and Residents), Universidad Nacional de Colombia, June–December: 2001
  • Ranked 1st in Medical School Class of 2001 among 153 students
  • Academic Excellence Full Scholarship, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia: 1996-2001

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

Rehab Protocols

Audio

Dr. Rodriguez-Paez as heard on WBBM-AM & WSCR-AM