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Dr. Michael A Pick has the following 2 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
Dr. Michael A Pick has the following 8 expertise
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
Dr. Michael A Pick has 0 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
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I have known Dr Pick for years. I have been a patient with a very rare illness, one that is not really in his specialty. However , he assited in my care. I have also been a patient of his for arthritis. I consider him one of the top doctors in Springfield You won't find a better, smarter doctor than Dr Pick
I am a young woman in my early 20's when I started to encounter awful things with my health. I was a long way from my home, Chicago, when I was referred to him. I was scared to go to a doctor some where in which I was unfamiliar with. He was the best! He put all my worries to rest. I have a very interesting case, like most of us do, but he never made me feel like it wasnt something we could tackle. I have recently moved back to Chicago and am in the process of finding a new rheumatoligist even though I would be willing to travel the 3 1/2 hours to see him. He is a great doctor and I would refer him to anyone!
What a awesome doctor. first time seeing him i felt like we had been old friends from way back. he has a very calming and humorous way of interacting with you and really makes you calmer for being there. very smart doctor, knows what he is speaking of, and you can tell he cares for his patients. i am glad i was refered to him and that he will be my doc in this crazy thing called fibromyalcia!!!! thanks dr. Pick. i would recommend him highly to anyone needing his specialty
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
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Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2017, 2018)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Dr. Pick is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
42 Years Experience
Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1976
Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
Dr. Michael A Pick accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- Coventry PPO Platinum
- First Health PPO
- Health Alliance HMO/POS
- Health Alliance PPO
- HealthLink PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsSpringfield Clinic 1st, 800 N 1st St, Springfield, IL
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