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We found 8 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 works as a dermatologist in Davis, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lawry include nail issues, skin issues, and nail surgery. Dr. Lawry is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lawry trained at Henry Ford Hospital. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Nail Surgery, Allergy Skin Testing, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Meghan Zavod is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). She attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zavod include skin issues. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zavod is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter West Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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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 is a gastroenterologist in Davis, CA and Vacaville, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Logan include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Logan is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christie Lyn Thompson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology
2440 W Covell Boulevard
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Christie Carroll, who practices in Woodland, CA and Davis, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and dermatopathology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carroll include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Carroll honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Silva's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Silva studied medicine at the University of Montpellier Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Silva is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Myra Hu's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Hu include neurological disorders. Dr. Hu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hu honors. Dr. Hu has an open panel. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. She speaks Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

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

Dr. Earlyn Villaroman Cunanan, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
132 E Street; Suite 220
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Earlyn Noll is a surgical dermatology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Noll include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noll accepts. Dr. Noll's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Hair Problems, Psoriasis, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Neerali Bernard is a neurologist in Davis, CA and Sacramento, CA. Dr. Bernard is especially interested in neurological disorders. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as 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. Dr. Bernard (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bernard's office for an appointment.

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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.