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We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare POS near Auburn, CA.

Dr. Neil Lipscomb Wood Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
11985 Heritage Oak Place; #220
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Neil Wood's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wood include rheumatic diseases. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Wood attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Wood accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Polymyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Earl Neal works as a gastroenterologist in Sacramento, CA and Auburn, CA. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Neal's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neal takes. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Neal has an open panel.

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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. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Yen honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Liver ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brandon Hobel works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Hobel graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hobel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to 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 works as a neurologist. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. In her practice, Dr. Ashley focuses on neurological disorders. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Ashley accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is accepting new patients.

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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 in Auburn, CA and Folsom, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hsu include general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Hsu has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mercy Medical Group, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hsu welcomes 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 practices general pediatrics in Auburn, CA. 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. Dr. Ashley takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He 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.