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

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

Dr. Victoria Kelly is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests encompass rheumatic diseases. Patients gave Dr. Kelly an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kelly completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Kelly is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to 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. Michael Popkin Stevens, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
101 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 307
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Michael Stevens sees patients in San Mateo, CA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stevens include autoimmune disorders and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Stevens's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stevens accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is open to new patients.

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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 is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Thorburn's 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. Ernesto Zatarain Rios, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Ernesto Zatarain-Rios is an adult rheumatology specialist in Burlingame, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Zatarain-Rios average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zatarain-Rios include rheumatic diseases. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Zatarain-Rios attended Autonomous University of Chihuahua Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, 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 Dermatology
1501 Trousdale Drive; 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Lynn Sydor works as a dermatologist. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include skin issues. Dr. Sydor takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Sydor is professionally 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, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrea Tom is an endocrinologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Tom is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Tom attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tom is open to new patients.

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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 is a pediatric dermatology specialist in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Gilliam's clinical interests: dermatitis (skin inflammation), laser treatment, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Gilliam studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

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

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

Dr. Eugene Lee, who practices in San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Lee attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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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 is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Burlingame, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include neurological disorders. Dr. Hoffman is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoffman accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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, Vertigo, Multiple ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Bender's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bender is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bender is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 is a dermatologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include skin issues. Dr. Ryu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Ryu's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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 area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Saleh attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include neurological disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Saleh's 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: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

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

Dr. Nabeel J Madanat, MD
Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 701
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Nabeel Madanat practices general pediatrics. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Madanat takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Madanat (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Romanian, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Bulimia, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. William D Zigrang, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1750 El Camino Real; Suite 202
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. William Zigrang is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Zigrang average 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Zigrang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Zigrang attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Zigrang is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Fine Needle Aspiration, Graves Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce L Maltz, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
280 Baldwin Avenue
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Maltz's specialties are dermatopathology and surgical dermatology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include skin issues. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Maltz accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Maltz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Psoriasis, Tumor, Athlete's Foot, Botox Injection, Basal Cell Carcinoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter K Webb, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 350
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Peter Webb is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). He works in San Mateo, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Webb speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include phototherapy (light therapy), skin issues, and sclerotherapy. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Webb's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Webb is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Botox Injection, Sclerotherapy, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Contact Dermatitis, ... (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.