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We found 101 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Beverly Hills, CA.

Dr. Mihaela Botea Taylor, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mihaela Taylor's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult rheumatology; she sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Taylor's areas of expertise include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and myositis. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. After attending Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school, Dr. Taylor completed her residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Romanian. Dr. Taylor is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ultrasound, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1328 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Elyse Rubenstein specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Santa Monica, CA. She attended medical school at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Rubenstein include lupus and arthritis. Dr. Rubenstein's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Elizabeth Rita Volkmann, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B365
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Volkmann, who practices in Sylmar, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Volkmann has a special interest in raynaud's, scleroderma, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Volkmann is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Scleroderma, Pulmonary Hypertension, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Raynaud's, Connective Tissue ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
250 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suite 603
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Lillian Szydlo works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Szydlo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Yiddish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Szydlo include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Her education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Szydlo is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic ... (Read more)

Dr. William Joshua Martin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 540
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. William Martin's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Martin attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Martin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 420
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Peter Kim sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kim trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis

Dr. Soo In Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
757 Westwood Plaza; Room B711
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Soo Choi is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Choi's areas of expertise include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Choi speaks Korean. She is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ram Raj Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ram Singh's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult rheumatology; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Singh include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Singh studied medicine at King George Medical University. Dr. Singh's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis

Dr. Veena Kittane Ranganath, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Veena Ranganath's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Ranganath is especially interested in rheumatoid arthritis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Dr. Ranganath attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. James Sam Louie, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. James Louie works as a rheumatologist. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Louie has a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Louie accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Jennifer Kuen-Ling King, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B365
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer King is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. King's medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Her areas of expertise include the following: vasculitis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. King is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest Brahn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ernest Brahn is a rheumatologist. Dr. Brahn graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then Dr. Brahn performed Dr. Brahn's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Brahn's areas of expertise consist of myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Brahn takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Brahn has received professional recognition including the following: Voted Best Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Brahn is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Myositis, Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
8631 W 3rd Street; Suite 700 East
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Lindsy Forbess' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Forbess's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forbess accepts. Dr. Forbess attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Columbia University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Forbess is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
250 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suite 603
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jana Posalski is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in West Hollywood, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Posalski speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Posalski is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

All Interests: Pain, Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip J Clements, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #214, 365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Philip Clements is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Clements studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Clements include scleroderma. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Clements accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma

Dr. Alan Howard Gorn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 365-b
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Alan Gorn, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gorn include osteoporosis, dermatomyositis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Gorn is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Gorn is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (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.