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We found 17 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare near San Diego, CA.

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

Dr. Corrie Broudy is a rheumatologist in San Diego, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in immunotherapy and lupus. Dr. Broudy's patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Broudy attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. In addition to English, Dr. Broudy speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Broudy welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Immunotherapy, Lupus

Dr. Dana A Copeland, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Rheumatology
272 Church Avenue; Suite 1
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Dana Reddy is a geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at Scripps Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and general care. Dr. Reddy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

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

Dr. Kevin Charles Considine, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 350
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Considine's area of specialization is family medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include warts, cryotherapy, and psoriasis. Dr. Considine is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Considine is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Warren Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Coronado, CA. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kettlehake is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kettlehake's 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. Robert An-Kuo Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
200 W Arbor Drive; Mc 8420
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Lee, who practices in San Diego, CA and Santa Rosa, CA, is a medical specialist in dermatopathology. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Lee performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include skin issues. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Skin Issues, Melanoma, Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Acne

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

Dr. John Pedrotty specializes in family medicine. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Pedrotty include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pedrotty accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, scleroderma

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

Dr. Gregory James Wiener, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
353 Church Avenue; # A
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Wiener sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include colon polypectomy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. After completing medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine and the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Wiener performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Wiener speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carlton Thomas' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Thomas graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Thomas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes 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. Tova Suzanne Steinhauser, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2020 Genesee Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tova Steinhauser sees patients in San Diego, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at Franklin Square Hospital Center, Dr. Steinhauser attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Steinhauser is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 209
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mark Willoughby works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise include psoriasis, birthmark, and cosmetic skin treatment. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Willoughby attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Willoughby trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Willoughby speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin of ... (Read more)

Dr. Erick Humberto Alayo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
353a Church Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Erick Alayo's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Alayo include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Alayo 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. Adeunice Sanchez-Mata, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2020 Genesee Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Adeunice Sanchez-Mata sees patients in San Diego, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Sanchez-Mata's clinical interests include warts, psoriasis, and headache. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Sanchez-Mata attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Sudhir Malik, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Sleep Medicine
4033 Third Avenue; Suite 206
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sudhir Malik's specialties are pediatric neurology and sleep medicine. He practices in San Diego, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malik include trigger point injections, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and tourette syndrome. Patient ratings for Dr. Malik average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Malik is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Malik graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and then he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Malik (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Malik's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Back Problems, Sleep Apnea, Electroencephalography, Nerve ... (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. These areas are among Dr. Raffer's clinical interests: nerve conduction studies (NCS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Raffer welcomes 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 is a dermatologist in San Diego, CA. Her areas of expertise include warts, cryotherapy, and shingles. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Harpster completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Harpster has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Melancon's areas of expertise include warts, cryotherapy, and shingles. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Melancon is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.