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 specializes in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Anderson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Anderson has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Anderson (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese. His professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Anderson's practice 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. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Broudy attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. In her practice, she is particularly interested in immunotherapy and lupus. The average patient rating for Dr. Broudy is 2.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Broudy is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Immunotherapy, Lupus

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

Dr. John Pedrotty works as a family practice physician. Patients gave Dr. Pedrotty an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pedrotty include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pedrotty studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pedrotty trained at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. 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. Patricia Marie Kettlehake, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1050 B Avenue; Suite C
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Coronado, CA. Dr. Kettlehake is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She accepts AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kettlehake completed her residency training at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to 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. Carlton Wayne Thomas Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1855 1st Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Carlton Thomas is an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Diego, CA, Rancho Mirage, CA, and Chula Vista, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Thomas speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. After attending the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Thomas completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting 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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wolosin include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Wolosin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Wolosin's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Speziale's areas of expertise include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Keller honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Keller welcomes new patients. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Tova Steinhauser's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Steinhauser's areas of expertise include the following: warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Steinhauser welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Franklin Square Hospital Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Psoriasis, Sports Health, Headache, Eczema, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jim Turnage's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Turnage's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Turnage is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Turnage's residency was performed at Sharp HealthCare. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Turnage is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Adeunice Sanchez-Mata specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include warts, psoriasis, and headache. Patient ratings for Dr. Sanchez-Mata average 1.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Sanchez-Mata is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Sanchez-Mata has a closed panel.

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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 Neurology
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Paul Raffer is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in San Diego, CA and Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Raffer studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His areas of expertise include nerve conduction studies (NCS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Raffer 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 specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Her areas of expertise include warts, cryotherapy, and shingles. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Harpster attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Harpster takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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 sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Melancon graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Melancon include warts, cryotherapy, and shingles. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Melancon is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. His practice is open to 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.