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We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Mesa, AZ.

Dr. Payam Abrishami, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
1242 E Mckellips Road; Suite 103
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Payam Abrishami is a specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. Dr. Abrishami graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Clinical interests for Dr. Abrishami include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Abrishami average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net HMO. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Abrishami (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Abrishami is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2945 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Brett Siegrist practices vascular surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Siegrist is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Secure Horizons, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. Dr. Siegrist is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Desert Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Celiac Disease, Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Joshua Donsky, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1150 N Country Club Drive; Suite 6
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Howard Donsky is a Mesa, AZ physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Donsky honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Donsky's training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. He is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Glenn H Brown, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
1450 S Dobson Road; #320b
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Glenn Brown's medical specialty is surgical dermatology. Dr. Brown has indicated that his clinical interests include contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and skin cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Patient reviews placed Dr. Brown at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Skin Issues

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2150 S Dobson Road; Suite #1
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Zeena Ubogy's specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. She practices in Mesa, AZ. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Tripler Army Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Ubogy's clinical interests include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Ubogy has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Dr. Millard Phillip Thaler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2150 S Dobson Road; Suite #1
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Millard Thaler's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery; he sees patients in Mesa, AZ. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). These areas are among his clinical interests: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Thaler is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Thaler is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
1242 E Mckellips Road; Suite 103
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Ali Rkein's specialty is surgical dermatology. In Dr. Rkein's practice, he is particularly interested in contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Rkein attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer

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What is an Autoimmune Disorder?

An autoimmune disorder happens when the immune system mistakenly attacks the tissues of its own body, causing symptoms of illness. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disorders. While some are very rare, others are fairly common. Combined, autoimmune disorders are one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, affecting approximately 24 million people.

A properly working immune system identifies foreign substances in the body that might cause illness, such as bacteria and viruses. The immune system then creates antibodies which attack the foreign substances, neutralizing them and keeping the body safe. In people with autoimmune disorders, something goes wrong with this process. For reasons we don’t understand very well, the immune system creates antibodies to attack the patient’s own tissues.

Symptoms of an autoimmune disorder depend on which tissue is being attacked by the immune system, but common symptoms of autoimmune disease include fever, fatigue, and a general feeling of just not being well. Autoimmune disorders are more common in women than in men, and they may run in families. Autoimmune disorders can affect various parts of the body such as blood vessels, connective tissue, endocrine glands, joints, muscles, red blood cells, skin, and many others.

It is common to have more than one autoimmune disorder at a time. Most are chronic, or life-long illnesses, although they may come and go in flares. Treatment for autoimmune disorders depends on which part of the body is being attacked. For example:
  • A type 1 diabetic whose pancreas has been damaged will need insulin.
  • A person with Hashimoto’s whose thyroid has been damaged will need replacement thyroid hormones.
  • Someone with Sjogren’s syndrome will need eye drops and mouth rinses to replace tears and saliva.
Many autoimmune disorders of all kinds are treated with immune-suppressing medications, such as corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone) to reduce the effect of the immune system.