We found 17 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Savings Plan near Sunnyvale, CA.

Dr. Jenny Eileen Scheuerlein, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Jenny Murase works as a dermatologist. In addition to English, she speaks Japanese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murase include skin issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Murase graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, Herpes, Allergy ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Shengwen Huang, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 East El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Edward Huang's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Huang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter William Simpson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Peter Simpson is a Mountain View, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Simpson's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Simpson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Terry T Farsani, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
701 E El Camino Real; Department of Dermatology
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Terry Farsani is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Farsani include skin issues. Dr. Farsani is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farsani is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University for her residency. Dr. Farsani (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Allergy Skin Testing, Rosacea, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc H Levin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
1085 W. El Camino Real; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Marc Levin's medical specialty is neuro-ophthalmology. He is especially interested in eye problems. Dr. Levin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Levin attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Scheie Eye Institute.

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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. Regina-Celeste Shahnaz Ahmad, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
701 E El Camino Real; Department of Dermatology
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Regina-Celeste Ahmad works as a pediatric dermatologist. Dr. Ahmad attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Ahmad trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Her areas of expertise include skin issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmad speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Rosacea, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chien-Ye Liu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Chien-Ye Liu works as a neurologist in Los Gatos, CA and Mountain View, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liu include neurological disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Liu average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Liu is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Dizziness, Neck Pain, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Nerve Conduction Studies, Stroke, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katerina P Podlesnaya, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Katerina Shetler's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shetler's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Shetler is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Ellen Chieko De Coninck, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
401 Old San Francisco Road; 2nd Floor
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Ellen Deconinck is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Deconinck average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Deconinck include skin issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Deconinck's training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Injectable Fillers, Rosacea, Skin Issues, Cancer Screening, Moles, Psoriasis, Botox Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan K Cho, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
401 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Bryan Cho works as a dermatologist. He is especially interested in skin issues. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cho attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cho is an in-network provider for 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: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Skin Infection, Allergy Skin Testing, Rosacea, Spider Veins, Mole Removal, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Robin Schroeder Schroeder, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
401 Old San Francisco Road; Sunnyvale Center (401)
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Robin Lewallen is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lewallen include skin issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lewallen accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel. Dr. Lewallen is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Rosacea, Skin Issues, Hair Loss, Skin Tag Removal, Skin Surgery, Cancer Screening, Moles, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lara Lyn An Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Lara Wong is a specialist in adult endocrinology. After attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Wong completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Wong include diabetes and metabolism. The average patient rating for Dr. Wong is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is professionally affiliated with 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, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Diabetes, Thyroid Nodules, Metabolism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry Lai, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1085 W. El Camino Real; Level 3
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Lai is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Sunnyvale, CA. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Lai's areas of expertise include eye problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Lai (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lai has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Eye Problems, Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Botox ... (Read more)

Dr. Leland Greenwald, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Neurology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Leland Greenwald's areas of specialization are neurosurgery and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Greenwald is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Greenwald include neurological disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Greenwald attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Greenwald welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Dizziness, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Brain Hemorrhage, Nerve Conduction Studies, Stroke, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Natee Kanada, MD
Specializes in Dermatology, Internal Medicine
401 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Kanada is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kanada trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kanada include skin issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kanada's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Scleroderma, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, Rosacea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tan Michael Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Tan Nguyen specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Sunnyvale, CA. His clinical interests encompass general care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is affiliated with 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: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Cancer Screening, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Education, Diabetes, ... (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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