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We found 8 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept SutterSelect near Los Gatos, CA.

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

Dr. Geoffrey Spencer is an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Jose, CA. In his practice, Dr. Spencer focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Spencer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Spencer attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Spencer's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. David Stein specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology and practices in San Jose, CA. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave Dr. Stein an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Stein is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Edward Huang practices adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Huang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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. Regina-Celeste Shahnaz Ahmad, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; Suite 202
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Regina-Celeste Ahmad's specialty is pediatric dermatology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include skin issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmad attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ahmad is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Chien-Ye Liu's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Liu's practice, he is particularly interested in neurological disorders. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Liu attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialty is pediatric neurology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Koukkari include neurological disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koukkari accepts. Dr. Koukkari graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Koukkari's 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. Bryan K Cho, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Bryan Cho's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). In his practice, he is particularly interested in skin issues. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Cho accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Cho is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jane Maclean's specialty is pediatric neurology. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Maclean is especially interested in neurological disorders. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Maclean (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to 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.