Finding Providers
loading

We found 26 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Aetna near San Carlos, CA.

Dr. Victoria Marie Kelly, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Victoria Kelly is an adult rheumatology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Kelly has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Kelly's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

Read more

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. Michael Popkin Stevens, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
101 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 307
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Michael Stevens, who practices in San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stevens's areas of expertise consist of autoimmune disorders and rheumatic diseases. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Stevens performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. Christine Marie Thorburn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Christine Thorburn's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Thorburn's areas of expertise consist of vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thorburn is accepting new patients.

Read more

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. David J Fischer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, 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.

Read more

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. Andrew L Rozelle, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Rozelle works as a rheumatologist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Rozelle include rheumatic diseases. The average patient rating for Dr. Rozelle is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rozelle's office for an appointment.

Read more

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

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

Dr. Karen Florence Han, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Karen Han is a surgical dermatologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Han is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of skin issues and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. Han is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Han speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Han has a closed panel.

Read more

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

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Chemical Peels, Allergy Skin Testing, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Claribel Taylor's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Taylor is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Taylor is accepting new patients.

Read more

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 areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cooper attended medical school at the University of Wales College of Medicine. Dr. Cooper offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese-speaking patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Andrea Michelle Tom, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Tom is an adult endocrinology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Tom honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Tom completed her residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Nodules, Fine Needle Aspiration, Metabolism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Roost, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Roost's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Roost completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roost accepts. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Roost's office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver Cancer, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugene Young Lee, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
100 So. Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 507
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Lee practices gastroenterology (digestive system). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Lee's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Lee is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy E Gilliam, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Amy Gilliam's area of specialization is pediatric dermatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: academic dermatology, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and psoriasis. Patient ratings for Dr. Gilliam average 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gilliam is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She has an open panel.

Read more

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

All Interests: Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Skin Issues, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Psoriasis, Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Renata Henzl Mullen, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Renata Mullen is a dermatologist in Palo Alto, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mullen has a special interest in skin issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mullen accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mullen's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Allergy Skin Testing, Rosacea, Skin Issues, Melanoma, Cancer Screening, Moles, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol S Clewans, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Carol Clewans is an endocrinologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Clewans average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Clewans is especially interested in diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Clewans attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

Dr. Grace Wu Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Grace Chan's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chan include diabetes and metabolism. The average patient rating for Dr. Chan is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Chan attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Nodules, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Fine Needle Aspiration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shira Beth Lipton, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Shira Lipton sees patients in Redwood City, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric dermatology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is especially interested in hair problems, psoriasis, and skin cancer. Dr. Lipton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lipton is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She has an open panel. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Shingles, Skin Issues, Moles, Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Diaper Rash, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.