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We found 21 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare HMO near San Mateo, CA.

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

Dr. Michael Stevens is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Stevens's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of autoimmune disorders and rheumatic diseases. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Stevens attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stevens completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Stevens has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, 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 specialty is adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Thorburn attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Thorburn include vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thorburn accepts. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Kelly's clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Kelly is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Ernesto Zatarain Rios, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Ernesto Zatarain-Rios sees patients in Burlingame, CA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Zatarain-Rios's areas of expertise include rheumatic diseases. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Chihuahua Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Zatarain-Rios speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Zatarain-Rios has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Lynn C Sydor Israelit, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1750 El Camino Real; Suite 206
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Lynn Sydor is a Burlingame, CA physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sydor has a special interest in nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sydor speaks French. Dr. Sydor is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrea Tom practices adult endocrinology in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Patients gave Dr. Tom an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Tom's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

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

Dr. Amy Gilliam sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric dermatology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gilliam include academic dermatology, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and psoriasis. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Gilliam welcomes new patients. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

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

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

Dr. Eugene Lee's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Robert Steven Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Robert Hoffman sees patients in Burlingame, CA. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include neurological disorders. Dr. Hoffman's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoffman accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Dizziness, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Vertigo, Multiple ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shira Lipton is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Lipton's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In her practice, Dr. Lipton focuses on hair problems, psoriasis, and skin cancer. Dr. Lipton is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Lipton's 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: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Karen Laszlo Keller, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
1750 El Camino Real; Suite 206
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Karen Keller is a specialist in surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Keller include contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. The average patient rating for Dr. Keller is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Keller is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Keller obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Michael David Bender, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bender is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Bender attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Bender is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bender's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jubin W Ryu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Jubin Ryu's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). His areas of expertise include skin issues. Dr. Ryu accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Skin Cancer, Skin Issues, Cancer Screening, Moles, Psoriasis, Acne, Actinic Keratosis

Dr. Mark M Saleh, MD
Specializes in Neurology
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Mark Saleh's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include neurological disorders. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saleh takes. Dr. Saleh graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Saleh's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Dizziness, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Memory Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Michael Kay, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
1750 El Camino Real; Suite 206
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Donald Kay is a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and surgical dermatologist in Burlingame, CA. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kay's areas of expertise include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kay takes. Dr. Kay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Kay welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter K Webb, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 350
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Peter Webb is a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and mohs skin cancer surgeon in San Mateo, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Webb average 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and hair problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Webb is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Webb is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Chemical Peels, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser ... (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.