We found 41 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Palo Alto, CA.

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Dr. Victoria Marie Kelly, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Victoria Kelly's specialty is adult rheumatology. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelly include rheumatic diseases. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kelly takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Marie Thorburn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Christine Thorburn is an adult rheumatology specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Thorburn a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Thorburn include vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Thorburn has an open panel. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Thorburn attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew L Rozelle, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Rozelle's specialty is adult rheumatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in rheumatic diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Rozelle is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for his residency. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rozelle takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rozelle is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Fischer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Fischer is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Palo Alto, CA, Dublin, CA, and Fremont, CA. Dr. Fischer's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Fischer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fischer welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Food Allergy, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
900 Welch Road; Suite 103
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss, who practices in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. On average, patients gave Dr. Silkiss a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Silkiss's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eye Trauma, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Jenny Eileen Scheuerlein, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Jenny Murase works as a dermatologist. In addition to English, she speaks Japanese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murase include skin issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Murase graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, Herpes, Allergy ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen F Han, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
795 El Camino Real; Clark Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Karen Han practices dermatology (skin disorders). She has indicated that her clinical interests include skin issues. Patient reviews placed Dr. Han at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Han is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Han has a closed panel.

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

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, Herpes, Allergy Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Shengwen Huang, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E El Camino Real; 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Edward Huang's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Huang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Peter William Simpson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Peter Simpson is a Mountain View, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Simpson's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Simpson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Claribel Paguio Taylor, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Claribel Taylor's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Taylor studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Taylor trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Taylor's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Disease, Capsule Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stewart Lyndon Cooper, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Stewart Cooper's specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cooper include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Cooper takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Wales College of Medicine. He offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Cooper has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease, Hemochromatosis, Wilson's ... (Read more)

Dr. Terry T Farsani, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
701 E El Camino Real; Department of Dermatology
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Terry Farsani is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Farsani include skin issues. Dr. Farsani is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farsani is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University for her residency. Dr. Farsani (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Allergy Skin Testing, Rosacea, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc H Levin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Marc Levin's medical specialty is neuro-ophthalmology. He is especially interested in eye problems. Dr. Levin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Levin attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Scheie Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Eye Movement Disorders, Graves Disease, Strabismus Surgery, Facial Problems, Eye Problems, Botox ... (Read more)

Dr. Regina-Celeste Shahnaz Ahmad, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
701 E El Camino Real; Department of Dermatology
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Regina-Celeste Ahmad works as a pediatric dermatologist. Dr. Ahmad attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Ahmad trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Her areas of expertise include skin issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmad speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She 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. Sabina A Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sabina Ali specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ali include inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She attended Sindh Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Patient ratings for Dr. Ali average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ali is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Colitis, Hydrogen Breath Test, Failure to Thrive, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol S Clewans, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Carol Clewans' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Clewans's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Clewans attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Clewans's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Hirsutism, Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, ... (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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