We found 8 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Health Net ELECT Open Access POS for Large and Small Groups near Los Gatos, CA.

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Dr. Geoffrey Scott Spencer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2440 Samaritan Drive; Suite #1
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Spencer is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Patient reviews placed Dr. Spencer at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Spencer speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Spencer has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Regina-Celeste Shahnaz Ahmad, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; Suite 202
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Regina-Celeste Ahmad sees patients in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric dermatology. In her practice, Dr. Ahmad focuses on skin issues. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ahmad has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Rosacea, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Shengwen Huang, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2581 Samaritan Drive; Suite 200
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Edward Huang is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Mountain View, CA and San Jose, CA. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Huang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Huang attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Et Stein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2440 Samaritan Drive; #1
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. David Stein is an adult gastroenterologist and adult hepatologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Stein a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Stein attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Interventional Endoscopy, Hydrogen Breath Test, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan K Cho, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Bryan Cho is a dermatologist in Mountain View, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. He has a special interest in skin issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cho attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cho honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Skin Infection, Allergy Skin Testing, Rosacea, Spider Veins, Mole Removal, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Chien-Ye Liu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 2nd Floor, Suite 202
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Chien-Ye Liu specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Liu attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Liu focuses on neurological disorders. Dr. Liu's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liu honors. Dr. Liu's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dizziness, Neck Pain, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Nerve Conduction Studies, Stroke, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark W Koukkari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 725
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Mark Koukkari's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Dr. Koukkari has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koukkari include neurological disorders. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Koukkari trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sports Health, Infantile Spasm, Facial Problems, Migraine, Movement ... (Read more)

Dr. Jane Maclean, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 725
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Jane Maclean is a pediatric neurology specialist. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Maclean attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Maclean include neurological disorders. Dr. Maclean takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Maclean (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sports Health, Infantile Spasm, Neuromuscular Disorders, Facial Problems, ... (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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