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Phyllis N. Bonaminio, MD

Rheumatology

Introduction

Dr. Bonaminio joined Parkview Orthopaedic Group in April 2016. She is board-certified in the medical subspecialty of Rheumatology, which involves the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of rheumatic diseases. These diseases include anything involving bones, joints and tendons, as well connective tissue disorders or “autoimmune” diseases.

Her areas of clinical interest include osteoarthritis or degenerative joint diseases; inflammatory arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and inflammatory bowel disease-related arthritis such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis; bone thinning disorders such as osteoporosis or osteopenia and any related fracture; and crystal-related arthritis such as gout.

Treatment options depend on the disease. Dr. Bonaminio offers same-day ultrasound guided cortisone (steroid) injections for any joint and additional “gel” injection options for knees. She also offers supervised on-site infusions of Remicade, Orencia, Actemra or zolendronic acid at the Palos Heights office. These infusions are used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease-related arthritis and osteoporosis. Dr. Bonaminio may also refer patients to physical or occupational therapy, which is available at all Parkview office locations, or to our two pain management specialists who are capable of sedated, fluoroscopic-guided back injections.

If all conservative treatment options are exhausted and surgery is the next option, a seamless transition can be made to one of the 13 orthopaedic surgeons in the practice. Besides the ability to have face-to-face conversations regarding the transfer of care, with Electronic Medical Records, the surgeon will also have access to all of your records and diagnostics regardless of the office location chosen.

Ultimately, Dr. Bonaminio’s goal is to utilize all means possible to preserve and regain function, prevent long-term damage when possible, and maintain autonomy and independence for a happy and healthy joint life.

She is currently welcoming new patients at our Palos Heights, Mokena and Oak Lawn office locations.

DR. BONAMINIO’S SPECIALTIES

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Back pain
  • Behcet’s disease
  • Cancer-related bone loss
  • Chronic pain syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Costochondritis
  • Crohn’s disease-related arthritis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diffuse pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Foot/Ankle/Heel pain
  • Generalized osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis-related fractures
  • Gout
  • Hand pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Insufficiency fractures
  • Intercostal strain
  • Myofascial pain due to trigger points
  • Neck pain
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Paget’s disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Postherpetic neuralgia
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Seronegative spondyloarthropathies
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spondylitis
  • Ulcerative colitis-related arthritis
  • Ultrasound-Guided Viscosupplementation or “Gel Shots,” such as Supartz, Orthovisc and Euflexxa
  • Ultrasound-Guided Cortisone (Steroid) Injections
  • Various Disease-Specific Oral or Injectable Medications
  • Intravenous Infusion Medications that not only treat pain but prevent disease progression and limit damage

Education

    • Fellowship, Rheumatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine | Chicago, IL | 2003
    • Residency, Internal Medicine, Lutheran General Hospital | Chicago, IL | 2001
    • M.D., The Chicago Medical School | Chicago, IL | 1998
    • M.S., Central Michigan University | Mount Pleasant, MI | 1994
    • B.A., North Central College | Naperville, IL | 1992

Certifications & licensure

    • Subspecialty certification in Rheumatology | 2003
    • American Board of Internal Medicine | 2002

Professional memberships

    • Fellow, American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
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