Darcy Majka, MD

Rheumatology

4.7
202 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.

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

4.7
202 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

4.6
200 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

4.7
201 Ratings

Provider showed concern

4.7
202 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

4.7
201 Ratings

Provider discussed treatment options

4.7
197 Ratings

Comments


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"Dr. Majka is always very attentive to details and to my situation when she arrives in my room. I never mind any wait because of the high quality of care I get from her and from the clinical staff when I call in questions"
5
Jan. 19, 2024
"Dr. Majka is the best!"
5
Jan. 14, 2024
"She was very good at explaining everything."
4
Jan. 4, 2024
"Dr. Majka is the best!"
5
Jan. 1, 2024
"Clear, detailed, personable, pleasant"
5
Dec. 17, 2023
"Dr. Majka is very thorough. Listens an$ responds to all my questions."
5
Nov. 19, 2023
"Great"
5
Nov. 19, 2023
"They are all good experiences with all the people who work there"
4.6
Nov. 7, 2023
"*Dr. Majka was very informative. She explained all my lab & X-Rays thoroughly. I felt very reassured after our visit. I am always struck by her knowledge, and overall attention to detail."
5
Oct. 19, 2023
"I would tell friends, she is very good and compassionate, but be prepared to wait at least a half hour to see her. Once she was with me, however, I had her undivided attention and she was not in a hurry. I liked that very much"
4.4
Oct. 6, 2023
"I am very pleased with the care and concern the doctor exhibited"
5
Sep. 20, 2023
"Dr. Majka is a tremendous asset to Duly"
5
Sep. 20, 2023
"*Dr. Majka is a very good & caring doctor."
5
Sep. 15, 2023
"Dr Majka is always worth the wait. When she is with you, she is fully with you; not rushing you and fully paying attention to you. She listens. Great doctor."
5
Aug. 26, 2023
"Listened, attention to detail, comprehensive"
5
Aug. 22, 2023
". Dr. Majka is THE BEST rheumatologist I have ever seen. It amazes me that she remembers or reads the notes from any prior visits...she asks all the follow up questions...I have recommended her to several people, even sitting in the waiting room and overhearing conversations....I have said they need to switch to her. Dr. Majka is worth her weight in gold."
5
Aug. 21, 2023
"Service is always very good. This time took a bit longer than usual but unforseen things happen."
5
Aug. 14, 2023
"I feel very confident and safe under the care Dr Majka and Nancy the nurse. This team is the best!"
5
Aug. 5, 2023
"The Dr was very thorough and clearly explained my condition made me feel very comfortable gave me good recommendations I ms very happy with the service I received"
5
Jul. 10, 2023
"Dr. Majka is a very kind and is never in a rush to answer all questions regarding your condition. She also includes you with all plans for treatment."
4
Jun. 24, 2023
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