Sheela Metgud, MD, is a fellowship-trained rheumatologist, who specializes in autoimmune and chronic diseases. She was born and raised in New Jersey, where her mother is a family practitioner. Following her studies at Bharati Vidyaeeth Medical College, in Pune, India, Dr. Metgud came to Chicago, where she completed her residency and chief residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago-Advocate Christ Medical Center, and earned her fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center. She fell in love with Chicago in her six years of living here and decided it was the perfect place to start her own practice.
Dr. Metgud focuses on building relationships with each of her patients through communication. She takes the time to talk to her patients to learn about their goals, lifestyles and thoroughly answers their questions and concerns. By listening to each patient, she strengthens their relationship and moves one step closer to realizing what is needed: truly beneficial remedies to enhance their quality of life. She believes that the more her patients know about their rheumatologic problems, the better they are enabled to make informed decisions about their treatment. Dr. Metgud chose Rheumatology as her specialty because of the long-term bond she is able to create with her patients as they are treated for chronic diseases. She enjoys seeing that her treatments make an impact on her patients’ quality of life.
Dr. Metgud finds inspiration in the challenges faced within the growing scope of autoimmune and chronic diseases. Through an evidence-based approach to medicine, Dr. Metgud wants her patients to enjoy a comfortable and fulfilling life, despite prevailing chronic conditions. This aim motivates her to further practice in this specialized field and unravel the modern complexities of medicine.