Darcy Majka, MD

Rheumatology

4.8
204 Ratings
Practices In: Westmont
Patients Seen: Adults

My goal is to offer high qual­i­ty up-to-date care for rheuma­to­log­ic dis­eases. I think it is impor­tant to lis­ten to my patients and work with them to choose the most ben­e­fi­cial treat­ment plan.

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Board Certifications
Rheumatology
Languages
English
Awards & Accolades
American College of Rheumatology/Arthritis Foundation Physician Scientist Development Award 2002
Northwestern University Excellence in Teaching Award 2009
Outstanding Teaching Award on Subspecialty Rotation of Junior Medicine Clerkship 2014
Regional Top Doctor 2014
Top Doctor 2015
Regional Top Doctor 2016
Chicago Magazine, Top Doctor 2021
Chicago Magazine, Top Doctor 2022
Clinical Interests

Rheuma­toid arthri­tis, pso­ri­at­ic arthri­tis, anky­los­ing spondyli­tis, gout, myosi­tis, lupus, Sjo­gren’s syn­drome, polymyal­gia rheumat­i­ca, car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease in rheuma­toid arthri­tis, osteo­poro­sis, and oth­er rheuma­to­log­ic autoim­mune diseases

Personal Interests

Ten­nis, exer­cis­ing, cook­ing, spend­ing time with family.

Memberships
American College of Rheumatology
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
3815 Highland Avenue Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 630-275-2700 Get Directions
Edward Hospital
801 S. Washington St. Naperville, Illinois 60540 630-527-3000 Get Directions
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
25 North Winfield Road Winfield, Illinois 60190 630-933-1600 Get Directions
School
University of Nebraska Medical Center Graduation Date: 1997 Degree: MD
Residency
University of Illinois at Chicago Resident in Internal Medicine
Fellowships
University of Colorado Rheumatology
University of Colorado Rheumatology
Provider’s Publications
Can we accurately predict the development of rheumatoid arthritis in the pre-clinical phase?
October 2003
Radiation Exposures in the Rheumatology Practice
March 2005
Cigarette smoking and the risk of systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis
May 2006
Is calcium and vitamin D supplementation overrated?
July 2006
Response to Levin Letter
January 2007
Is preclinical autoimmunity benign?
September 2014
Antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) are associated with HLA-DR4 in juvenile polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis
January 2005
Cigarette smoking is associated with rheumatoid factor seropositivity in a population without rheumatoid arthritis
January 2004
Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibodies are associated with HLA-DR4 and disease severity in simplex and multiplex juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
January 2005
Rheumatoid factor seropositivity is inversely associated with oral contraceptive use in women without rheumatoid arthritis
July 2006
The Duration of Pre-Clinical Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Autoantibody Positivity Increases in Subjects with Older Age at Time of Disease Diagnosis
January 2005
Probable RA as defined by the Connective Tissue Disease Screening Questionnaire is associated with rheumatoid factor in a population at-risk for RA that is enriched for DR4 and/or first-degree relative status
January 2006
Specific cytokine and chemokine increases precede the appearance of anti-cyclic citrullinated protein (anti-CCP) antibodies and reumatoid factor (RF) in the pre-clinical period of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) development
January 2016
Physical activity and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
January 2009
Antiphospholipid antibodies and sub-clinical atherosclerosis in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) cohort
October 2013
Ethnicity and gender differences in the prevalence of rheumatic disease associated autoantibodies: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
January 2009
Autoantibodies are associated with subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiovascular endpoints in Caucasian and African American women in a prospective study: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
November 2012
Serum rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody are associated with subclinical interstitial lung disease in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA): A population-based study
September 2015
Prevalence of unassessed and uncontrolled cardiovascular disease risk factors among rheumatoid arthritis patients in an academic rheumatology practice
September 2015

Conditions

Ankylosing Spondylitis, Dermatomyositis, Gout, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Polymyositis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vasculitis

Ratings


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.8
204 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

4.8
202 Ratings

Provider showed concern

4.8
203 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

4.8
202 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

4.8
199 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

4.7
202 Ratings

Comments


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
"Dr Majka is detailed, excellent, professional and thorogh. I think she does excellent work."
5
Nov. 14, 2022
"Dr. MAJTKA is always very patient and genuinely listens to your concerns and works thoroughly to address them. Very skilled and knowledgeable."
5
Oct. 27, 2022
"Dr. Majka provided extraordinary care and advice. She is among the most valued physicians I have experienced."
5
Oct. 24, 2022
"*Dr. Darcy Majka is very diligent and thorough in her exam of me. She always answers all of my questions, her care for my psoriatic arthritis has been exceptional and I am doing well and well-satisfied."
5
Oct. 21, 2022
"Always a loooong wait in exam room."
3.75
Oct. 21, 2022
"Dr. Majka is very thorough with her exam and follow up suggestions."
5
Oct. 18, 2022
"I just recommended Dr Majka to a friend who was looking for a Rheumatologist"
5
Oct. 12, 2022
"Dr. Majka is ethical, patient and very thorough. I always feel included in decisions about my course of treatment."
5
Sep. 1, 2022
"*Darcy did a good job resolving my concern."
5
Aug. 26, 2022
"My doctor was very good at listening to my problems and going through different observations to see what all could be related and what could be done. I very much like the doctor and how well she does her job."
5
Aug. 19, 2022
"She is very thorough and caring"
5
Aug. 19, 2022
"Dr.Majka is very interactive with me. She works with me and answers and discusses everything. I'm very happy with Dr Majka."
4.75
Aug. 19, 2022
"Dr Majka thoroughly reviewed my case and related conditions and gave me terrific advice. I greatly appreciate her research, analysis, and perspicacity."
5
Jul. 26, 2022
"Dr.Darcy was very knowledgeable and explained everything clearly. I had a positive experience"
5
Jun. 15, 2022
"*Dr. Majka is ALWAYS great - I am included in all decisions/change of meds etc."
4.75
May. 16, 2022
"Dr Majka helped me find a new PCP that was close to my area.since my Dr moved. Had an appt. In a week. I'm very pleased."
5
May. 5, 2022
"*Dr. Majka is very attentive, informative & caring. I have been fortunate to have been seen by her twice. I appreciate all that she has done."
5
May. 3, 2022
"Dr. Majka is exceptional in explaining her diagnosis, rationale for tests and variety of care paths."
5
Apr. 7, 2022
"I have a much better quality of life since Dr. Majka's care. I'm very thankful for all she has done and for me."
5
Mar. 27, 2022
"Provider is extremely helpful, always listening to my concerns. Previously consulting my other test results and recommending further testing. Excellent."
5
Mar. 16, 2022
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