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We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Aetna Choice POS near Auburn, CA.

Dr. E Andrews Andrews Neal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11795 Education Street; #201
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Earl Neal's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neal takes. Dr. Neal is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Danny C Yen, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
11795 Education Street; Suite 201
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Danny Yen is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Yen is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Yen attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Brandon Keith Hobel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Brandon Hobel is a family practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hobel include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Hobel is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Occupational Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristin Deubel Ashley, MD
Specializes in Neurology
11795 Education Street; #213
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Ashley's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Ashley has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ashley include neurological disorders. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ashley's office for an appointment. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Stroke, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Ted Hsu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
11795 Education Street; Suite 100
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Robert Hsu's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsu include general care. Dr. Hsu is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Hsu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mercy Medical Group, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hsu's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, General Care, Autoimmune Disorders, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergen ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth D Ashley, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Ashley works as a general pediatrician in Auburn, CA. Dr. Ashley is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Down ... (Read more)

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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.