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We found 14 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Roseville, CA.

Dr. Brian Cornell Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2929 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Brian Anderson practices adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. Anderson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. Dr. Anderson has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Anderson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Anderson is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing ... (Read more)

Dr. Corrie D Broudy, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Corrie Broudy practices adult rheumatology. She speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include immunotherapy and lupus. Dr. Broudy is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Broudy an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Immunotherapy, Lupus

Dr. Patricia Marie Kettlehake, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1050 B Avenue; Suite C
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake is a Coronado, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Kettlehake's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kettlehake attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kettlehake is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Sports Health, Type 1 Diabetes, Eczema, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Richard Pedrotty Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1222 First Street; Suite 1
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. John Pedrotty practices family medicine in Coronado, CA. His areas of expertise include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pedrotty attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center for residency. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pedrotty accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pedrotty welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, scleroderma

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlton Wayne Thomas Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1855 1st Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Carlton Thomas sees patients in San Diego, CA, Rancho Mirage, CA, and Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Thomas attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Bile Duct Stones, Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. James D Wolosin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2929 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Wolosin is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wolosin include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. Patients rated Dr. Wolosin highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wolosin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Wolosin has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Wolosin is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Bile Duct Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alissa Gail Speziale, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2929 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Alissa Speziale is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Speziale's areas of expertise include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Speziale takes. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Speziale is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Darren Bond Keller, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2929 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Darren Keller's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Keller include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Keller obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Keller is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Bile Duct Stones, Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Polypectomy, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Tova Suzanne Steinhauser, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2020 Genesee Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tova Steinhauser's medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Steinhauser studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Steinhauser trained at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Adeunice Sanchez-Mata, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2020 Genesee Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Adeunice Sanchez-Mata's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include warts, psoriasis, and headache. Dr. Sanchez-Mata's average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Sanchez-Mata is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Psoriasis, Headache, Eczema, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
7930 Frost Street; Suite 103
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jim Turnage is a family practitioner in San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Turnage has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turnage takes. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Sharp HealthCare. In addition to English, Dr. Turnage speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Paul Raffer sees patients in San Diego, CA and Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Raffer's clinical interests include nerve conduction studies (NCS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raffer accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Seizure Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elaine F Harpster, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Elaine Harpster works as a dermatologist in San Diego, CA. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, cryotherapy, and shingles. Dr. Harpster accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Harpster welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Psoriasis, Eczema, Shingles, Hair Loss

Dr. Jeffrey Michael Melancon, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Melancon is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). His areas of expertise include warts, cryotherapy, and shingles. Dr. Melancon accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, scleroderma

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Psoriasis, Eczema, Scleroderma, Biopsy, Skin Cancer, Acne, Laser Surgery, ... (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.