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, who practices in San Jose, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Spencer's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Spencer takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Spencer attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Spencer speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in pediatric dermatology. In Dr. Ahmad's practice, she is particularly interested in skin issues. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Ahmad trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for her residency. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to 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. Edward Shengwen Huang, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2581 Samaritan Drive; Suite 200
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Edward Huang, who practices in Mountain View, CA and San Jose, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huang takes. Dr. Huang welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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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 gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in San Jose, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Stein is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Stein studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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. Chien-Ye Liu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 2nd Floor, Suite 202
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Chien-Ye Liu's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests encompass neurological disorders. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liu accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Liu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Koukkari's practice, he is particularly interested in neurological disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koukkari takes. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Koukkari trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Koukkari 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 sees patients in Mountain View, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. His medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Cho's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass skin issues. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Cho is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a pediatric neurologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Maclean include neurological disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Maclean is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Maclean attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Maclean (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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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