Olga Goodman, MD

Olga Goodman, MD

As one of the four Rheumatology specialists on our team, I would like to welcome you to OrthoIllinois! I was born and raised in Russia, where I received my medical degree as a top 5% student. I continued my education through multiple residency rotations that provided a broad spectrum of experience and garnered a number of awards and recognitions as I began my practice as an Obstetric & Gynecology physician in Russia .

A deep desire to help people and the influence of family members in the medical field helped shape my desire to pursue my own career in medicine. After practicing as a medical doctor in Russia for ten years, my family and I immigrated to the United States in 2006.

In the United States, I enrolled in a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric four-year residency program at Western Michigan University Medical School to complete certification requirements to practice in the United States. During this time I decided to specialize in rheumatology, and following completion of the program at Western Michigan I continued my studies at a two-year rheumatology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine/MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, which included experience in pediatric rheumatology.

My practice is focused on rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and autoimmune diseases. I have a special interest in systemic vasculitides, a type of disorder that destroys blood vessels by inflammation.

Rheumatology is an ever-evolving specialty with new treatments continually being developed. At OrthoIllinois we are excited to be at the forefront of improvements in care by actively being involved in clinical research trials for various conditions.

When I am not practicing medicine, I enjoy travel, reading, and enjoying activities with my family. I am also multi-lingual and speak English and Russian.

I again welcome you to OrthoIllinois and look forward to providing you with compassionate care.

Olga Goodman, MD

MEDICAL DEGREE Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy
MEDICAL DEGREE Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics program, Western Michigan University Medical School
RESIDENCY Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital
FELLOWSHIP Rheumatology, Baylor College of Medicine / MD Anderson Cancer Center

Insurance Questions?

Dr. Goodman and Ortho Illinois accept multiple insurance providers. To see a list of insurances accepted click here. Contact your insurance carrier for you specific plan details.



  • Board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013
  • Board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, 2013
  • Board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
  • Member, American College of Rheumatology
  • Member, American Academy of Physicians
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, American Society of Regional Anesthetic and Pain Medicine
  • Grand Prize Winner, American College of Rheumatology Image Competition, 2014

Hospital Affiliations

  • OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
  • Mercy Rockford Hospital
  • SwedishAmerican Hospital


Posted: 2018-09-24
I love Dr. Goodman. I believe I have received excellent care by her. She is knowledgeable and caring. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Posted: 2018-09-13
Dr Goodman went above & beyond to help me with hip pain, back pain, & lung condition.

Posted: 2018-08-09
Dr. Olga Goodman is one of the friendliest doctors, as well as efficient and knowledgeable, I have encountered in a long time. She explains everything well, and writes all needed info out for me. She either thoroughly reads my health history before entering my room, and has checked on lab and other test results, or has a fantastic memory! She knows who I am, and understands my problems. She, and the assistant also, actually listen. Dr. Goodman is fast, but very efficient. I never feel rushed although I know she has other patients to see. I am pleased with my health care under her care and have told others how good she is. I would recommend her at any time.

Posted: 2018-08-08
Dr Goodman really listens and helps with my issues

Posted: 2018-08-04
I was impressed that Dr. Goodman was able to quickly diagnose what was wrong with my knee just by listening to it. She's given me exercises to do to help strengthen it myself before my next appointment. I like that.

Posted: 2018-08-04
I am hard of hearing and Dr Dr. Goodman has an accent which makes communication rather difficult. She tried hard to compensate.

Posted: 2018-07-22
I have recommended Dr. Goodman to a friend.

Posted: 2018-07-14
Dr. Goodman is an excellent Doctor.

Posted: 2018-06-16
Everyone in the office is efficient and helpful.

Posted: 2018-05-30
Dr. Goodman is exceptional! She is so kind and very knowledgeable. She diagnosed my health issues correctly and gave me information regarding my issues. I am so happy with my care both Dr. Goodman and the staff. I recommend OrthoIllinois to all my friends and family.

Posted: 2018-05-30
Dr Goodman is a great doctors.

Posted: 2018-05-24
Dr Goodman listened to my concerns, answered my questions, and explained my plan of care. She did not make me feel rushed. She made me feel important and heard. She put me at ease.

Posted: 2018-05-23
My first visit with Dr. Goodman was a little difficult to understand her because of her heavy accent. It was easier on my second visit and she certainly did her best to state clearly what she was telling me.

Posted: 2018-04-18
Very happy with the care she provides.

Posted: 2018-03-20
Dr. Goodman is an excellent doctor. She is always willing to explain what is going on.

Posted: 2018-03-20
Dr. Goodman is a great Doctor.