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We found 9 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders near Pleasanton, CA.

Dr. David J Fischer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. David Fischer is an adult rheumatology specialist in Palo Alto, CA, Dublin, CA, and Fremont, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Fischer studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fischer is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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. Robert Su, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Robert Su's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Su completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Su's clinical interests encompass rheumatic diseases. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Su speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Su is accepting new patients.

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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. Aruna Chakravorty, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; First Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Aruna Chakravorty is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. She attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. These areas are among Dr. Chakravorty's clinical interests: diabetes and metabolism. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chakravorty is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Chakravorty (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Bone Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Hirsutism, Metabolism, Adrenal ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert G Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1058 Murrieta Boulevard
Livermore, CA
 

Dr. Robert Greenberg is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenberg include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Greenberg attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenberg is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Skin Issues, Phototherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirk K Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Kirk Lin's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Lin's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lin is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Mrudula V Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Mrudula Kumar is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Telugu. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Kumar attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kumar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Rajnish Anand Gupta, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Rajnish Gupta's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. His areas of expertise include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gupta completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Infection, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Rosacea, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
5575 W Las Positas Boulevard; 220
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Juliana Cinque specializes in pediatric dermatology and practices in Pleasanton, CA. Dr. Cinque attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5933 Coronado Lane; Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Anna McNay is a specialist in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. She works in Pleasanton, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McNay include hair problems, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. McNay takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. McNay (or staff) speaks Spanish and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Hair Problems, Psoriasis, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, ... (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.