Phyllis N. Bonaminio, MD - Rheumatology - Chicago, IL

Comprehensive state-of-the-art orthopaedics in Chicago's southwest suburbs since 1968

Phyllis N. Bonaminio, MD


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.

Diagnostic tools are on-site at Parkview Orthopaedic Group and include x-ray, MRI, and a bone density machine capable of performing DEXA scans and vertebral fracture assessments.

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.

Dr. Bonaminio now 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.

Physical and occupational therapy is available at all office locations. Pain management referrals to our two Pain Specialists capable of sedated, fluoroscopic guided back injections are also available.

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.


The Chicago Medical School, M.D., 1998
Central Michigan University, M.S., 1994
North Central College, B.A., 1992


Internal Medicine, Lutheran General Hospital, Chicago, 2001


Rheumatology, Northwestern University/The Feinberg School of Medicine, 2003


Board Certified – Rheumatology


American College of Rheumatology – ACR

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Patient Information

Here’s what patients are saying about Dr. Bonaminio:

“Dr. Bonaminio was helpful and very nice.”

“It’s always a positive experience with Dr. Bonaminio. She always shows her care and concern for me.”

“It has been a very pleasant experience seeing Dr. Bonaminio.”

Conditions Treated by Dr. Bonaminio

Achilles Tendonitis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Back Pain, Behcet’s Disease, Cancer-Related Bone Loss, Chronic Pain Syndrome, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, 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

Treatments Offered by Dr. Bonaminio

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

Dr. Bonaminio’s Hospital Affiliations

Advocate Christ Medical Center
4440 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Ingalls Memorial Hospital
1 Ingalls Drive
Harvey, IL 60426

Little Company of Mary Hospital
2800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL 60805