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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Sacramento, CA and Auburn, CA. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Neal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Neal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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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 gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist in Auburn, CA. In Dr. Yen's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Yen attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Yen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Brandon Hobel is a family practice physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hobel include general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hobel is accepting new patients.

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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 is a neurologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in neurological disorders. Dr. Ashley is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ashley is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is an internist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Dr. Hsu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Hsu attended Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Hsu has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mercy Medical Group, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to new patients.

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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. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ashley is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Ashley is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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.