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We found 10 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders near Kentfield, CA.

Dr. Max Barnett Duncan Jr., DO
Specializes in Neurology
1350 South Eliseo Drive; Suite 220
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Max Duncan is a neurologist. His clinical interests include neurological disorders. Dr. Duncan has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duncan obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Duncan is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Electromyography, Botox Injection, Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Traumatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ilkcan Md Cokgor, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1350 S Eliseo Drive; #220
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Ilkcan Cokgor's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Cokgor (or staff) is conversant in Turkish. She also offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients. Her clinical interests include neurological disorders. Her professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. She is a graduate of Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cokgor trained at Duke University Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cokgor is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. She has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Neurorehabilitation, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Renee Marie Howard, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
5000 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Renee Howard is a specialist in pediatric dermatology. Dr. Howard's clinical interests include skin issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Howard attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Howard include: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Marin General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Moles, Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Cysts, Atopic Dermatitis, Port-Wine Stains, Hemangiomas, Fungal ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Joseph Nichols, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1300 S Eliseo Drive; Suite 207
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Nichols practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Nichols's areas of expertise consist of phototherapy (light therapy), psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nichols accepts. He has received distinctions including the University of Southern California, graduated with High Disctinction and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Dermatology Consultants of Marin. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Phototherapy

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Specializes in Dermatology, Internal Medicine
535 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. Adrianna Browne's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Browne include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap). Dr. Browne welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Diana Deangelis De Angelis Parnell, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
1030 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard; Suite 110
Kentfield, CA
 

Dr. Diana Parnell is a medical specialist in dermatopathology and surgical dermatology. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Parnell's clinical interests include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Parnell is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Ripple Sharma, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
1350 So. Eliseo Drive; Suite 130
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Ripple Sharma's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Sharma's professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma has received the distinction of Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Hemochromatosis, Colitis, Wilson's Disease, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. David Arturo Laub, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
591 Redwood Highway; Suite 2210
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. David Laub is a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist in Mill Valley, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Laub at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laub include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laub takes. He is not currently accepting new patients. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine and San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1030 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard; Suite 110
Kentfield, CA
 

Dr. Sarvenaz Zand works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Kentfield, CA and Greenbrae, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zand include contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. Zand honors Health Net and Medicare insurance. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. Dr. Zand is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
1099 D Street; Suite 204
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Lewis Tanenbaum works as a surgical dermatologist in Mill Valley, CA and San Rafael, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Tanenbaum's practice, he is particularly interested in psoriasis and skin cancer. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Issues, Skin Cancer

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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.