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

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

Dr. Monica Lawry is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). She works in Davis, CA. In her practice, Dr. Lawry focuses on skin issues. Dr. Lawry is professionally 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 and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. Dr. Lawry is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Davis, CA, Roseville, CA, and Sacramento, CA. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Kira honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

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

Dr. Robert Silva works as an adult gastroenterologist in Davis, CA. In his practice, Dr. Silva focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Silva studied medicine at the University of Montpellier Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Silva is conversant in French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting 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. Ian J Logan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2068 John Jones Road
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Ian Logan works as an adult gastroenterologist in Davis, CA and Vacaville, CA. He obtained his medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Logan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Meghan Zavod's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Zavod is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zavod has indicated that her clinical interests include skin issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. 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. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Zavod is accepting 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. Myra Qi-Hua Hu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2030 Sutter Place; Suite 1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Myra Hu is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Dr. Hu speaks Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Hu include neurological disorders. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Hu trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Hu accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

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

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

Dr. Neerali Bernard works as a neurologist in Davis, CA and Sacramento, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Bernard (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Her areas of expertise include neurological disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Her education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Bernard's practice is open to 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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