We found 18 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 a San Mateo, CA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Stevens's areas of expertise include the following: autoimmune disorders and rheumatic diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stevens is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stevens has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Autoimmune Disorders

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

Dr. Victoria Kelly's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Kelly's clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelly honors. She obtained her medical school training at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Kelly is conversant in 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. 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 areas of expertise consist of vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Thorburn attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. She 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. Ernesto Zatarain Rios, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Ernesto Zatarain-Rios, who practices in Burlingame, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include rheumatic diseases. On average, patients gave Dr. Zatarain-Rios a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Zatarain-Rios graduated from Autonomous University of Chihuahua Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Zatarain-Rios's practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Her areas of expertise include skin issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Sydor graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Sydor's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sydor honors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Marc Levin specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in San Francisco, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and San Carlos, CA. His clinical interests encompass eye problems. Dr. Levin honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Scheie Eye Institute. Dr. Levin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He is accepting 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 South Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 507
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Lee's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Lee's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Lee takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Zigrang works as an adult endocrinologist in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Zigrang's clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zigrang's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is conversant in French. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Graves Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Bender practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Bender has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bender takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Amy Gilliam is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in dermatitis (skin inflammation), laser treatment, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Gilliam is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gilliam attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

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

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

Dr. Andrea Tom's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Tom is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. She is in-network 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. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

Dr. Seema Nair, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Floor 4
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Seema Nair's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Nair is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include neurological disorders. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Nair attended medical school at Calicut Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Dizziness, Neck Pain, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Movement Disorders, Stroke, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Hoffman, who practices in Burlingame, CA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Hoffman's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in neurological disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoffman takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Hoffman attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Peter Webb is a surgical dermatologist in San Mateo, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Webb attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: phototherapy (light therapy), mole removal, and dermabrasion. The average patient rating for Dr. Webb is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Webb is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Webb's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Hair Problems, Tattoo Removal, Restylane, Laser ... (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 practices in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Maltz's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include facial problems, tattoo removal, and collagen injections. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Maltz attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Maltz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Chemical Peels, Facial Problems, Spider Veins, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nabeel Madanat's specialty is general pediatrics. He graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Madanat takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Madanat (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Romanian, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Diabetes Management, ... (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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