We found 28 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Shield PPO near San Carlos, CA.

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

Dr. Michael Stevens' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Stevens has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in autoimmune disorders and rheumatic diseases. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients. Dr. Stevens is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stevens trained at Kaiser Permanente. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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 area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Thorburn's clinical interests encompass vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Thorburn is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She 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, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

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. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. Dr. Kelly is especially interested in rheumatic diseases. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kelly honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. David Fischer, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, Dublin, CA, and Fremont, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Fischer's clinical interests include asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Fischer attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Fischer is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Andrew L Rozelle, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Rozelle's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rozelle include rheumatic diseases. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Rozelle is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Rona Silkiss is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. Patients gave Dr. Silkiss an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Silkiss has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) is conversant in 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Silkiss's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Karen Han is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). In addition to English, Dr. Han speaks Mandarin. Her clinical interests include skin issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient ratings for Dr. Han average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. Sabina A Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sabina Ali is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ali include inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Dr. Ali has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Ali honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Ali 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
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Carol Clewans' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Clewans has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clewans include diabetes and metabolism. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Clewans trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

Dr. Mark H Levin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Marc Levin is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in San Francisco, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and San Carlos, CA. In his practice, Dr. Levin focuses on eye problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levin honors. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Levin trained at Scheie Eye Institute. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Levin is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Eugene Lee sees patients in San Mateo, CA. His medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (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 is an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cooper honors. 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 affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Roost is a gastroenterologist in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Roost has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roost studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (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. In her practice, Dr. Taylor focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Taylor is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Taylor attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Taylor is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Disease, Capsule Endoscopy, ... (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. She is conversant in Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in dermatitis (skin inflammation), laser treatment, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Gilliam's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient ratings for Dr. Gilliam average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Gilliam has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Skin Issues, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Dermatitis

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

Dr. Renata Mullen specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Mullen's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include skin issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Mullen trained at Stanford University Medical Center for her residency. Her professional 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: , psoriasis

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