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We found 9 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Health Net near Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Cary Edward Feibleman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
701 E 28th Street; Suite 311
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Cary Feibleman's specialties are pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. He practices in Long Beach, CA and San Pedro, CA. After attending Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Feibleman's areas of expertise include the following: phototherapy (light therapy), anti-aging, and contact dermatitis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feibleman takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is conversant in German. Dr. Feibleman's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Acne, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharam Samson Yashar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1850 Redondo Avenue; Suite 108
Signal Hill, CA
 

Dr. Sharam Yashar is a specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Yashar average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yashar's clinical interests include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Yashar has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Nirav S Patel, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3747 Worsham Avenue; Suite 100
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Nirav Patel practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Gujarati. He has indicated that his clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS) and stroke. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke

Dr. Francis Joseph Dann, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
5901 E. 7th Street; Va Medical Center Long Beach, Department of Dermatology
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Francis Dann is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Dann takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis

Dr. Darlene Denise Sampson, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Surgical Dermatology
2600 Redondo Avenue; Suite 204
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Darlene Sampson specializes in surgical dermatology. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include academic dermatology, phototherapy (light therapy), and hair problems. Dr. Sampson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Bryna Pearl Kane, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
3918 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 200
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Bryna Kane specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology and practices in Long Beach, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kane include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Kane's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Kane has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. She is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
5901 E 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Channual is a specialist in surgical dermatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Channual include contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. Channual is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Reyhaneh Hamidi, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
3736 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 101
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Reyhaneh Hamidi works as a surgical dermatologist in Torrance, CA and Long Beach, CA. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Hamidi's clinical interests include psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and skin cancer. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamidi attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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Specializes in Dermatology
5901 E 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Hong Nguyen practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Long Beach, CA and Tustin, CA. Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests include psoriasis, skin of color, and skin cancer. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She speaks Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, 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.