We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Anthem near Davis, CA.

Dr. Monica Anne Lawry, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2030 Sutter Place; #2200
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Monica Lawry's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). She has a special interest in skin issues. Dr. Lawry's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawry has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital.

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

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, Herpes, Allergy Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. David Takeshi Kira, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
635 Anderson Road; Suite 1
Davis, CA
 

Dr. David Kira practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Davis, CA, Roseville, CA, and Sacramento, CA. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Kira is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kira welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Facial Problems, Macular Degeneration, Iridotomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Meghan Brady Zavod, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2030 Sutter Place; #2200
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Meghan Zavod is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). She works in Davis, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include skin issues. Dr. Zavod is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before performing her residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Zavod attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Zavod's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Herpes, Rosacea, Scabies, Shingles, Mole Removal, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Ian J Logan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2068 John Jones Road
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Ian Logan, who practices in Davis, CA and Vacaville, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Logan's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Myra Qi-Hua Hu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2030 Sutter Place; Suite 1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Myra Hu is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is conversant in Cantonese. In her practice, she is particularly interested in neurological disorders. Dr. Hu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Hu has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Stewar Silva, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2068 John Jones Road
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Robert Silva practices adult gastroenterology in Davis, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Silva include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from the University of Montpellier Faculty of Medicine. He speaks French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Silva's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pancreas Problems, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Neerali S Bernard, DO
Specializes in Neurology
2030 Sutter Place; Suite 1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Neerali Bernard is a neurologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include neurological disorders. Dr. Bernard accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. In addition to English, Dr. Bernard (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Dizziness, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Dementia, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Memory ... (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.
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