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We found 96 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 works as a rheumatologist in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. She graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Taylor's areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and myositis. Dr. Taylor has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Taylor speaks Romanian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is accepting 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 is an adult rheumatologist in Santa Monica, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of lupus and arthritis. Dr. Rubenstein has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Rubenstein attended medical school at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Volkmann's areas of expertise include raynaud's, scleroderma, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Volkmann trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Volkmann 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) is conversant in Spanish and Yiddish. These areas are among her clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Szydlo is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Szydlo accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has received the distinction of 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 sees patients in Westlake Village, CA and Santa Monica, CA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Martin attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Martin's areas of expertise include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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, 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 is a rheumatologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Kim is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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 works as an adult rheumatologist. She speaks Korean. Clinical interests for Dr. Choi include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Choi is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Choi takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Singh's clinical interests include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh accepts. He graduated from King George Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Singh trained 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) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. His professional 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

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

Dr. Lindsy Forbess is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Los Angeles, CA. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Forbess has indicated that her clinical interests include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. She is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Forbess is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Columbia University Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis

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

Dr. Veena Ranganath is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Dr. Ranganath's clinical interests encompass rheumatoid arthritis. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Her professional affiliations include 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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Louie is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. 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. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

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

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

Dr. Jennifer King's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. King's areas of expertise include the following: vasculitis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. King completed residency programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She 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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ernest Brahn's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Brahn's clinical interests include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Brahn honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brahn graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Brahn trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Brahn has received the following distinctions: 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

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. Dr. Gorn has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include osteoporosis, dermatomyositis, and osteoarthritis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Gorn has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
8737 Beverly Boulevard; Suite 203
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Hallegua works as an adult rheumatologist in Beverly Hills, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests include lupus, crohn's disease, and polymyositis. Dr. Hallegua is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Hallegua is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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

All Interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn's Disease, Gout, Lupus, Vasculitis, ... (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.