We found 31 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near North Haven, CT.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
6 Devine Street; Suite 2b
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Cristina Brunet's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include lupus, lyme disease, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). Dr. Brunet's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. She trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for her residency. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brunet accepts. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
6 Devine Street; Suite 2b
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Lenore Buckley specializes in pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology and practices in New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, and North Haven, CT. Dr. Buckley's areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis and lupus. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For her professional training, Dr. Buckley completed a residency program at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Lupus

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6 Devine Street, Suite 2b; North Haven Medical Center
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Linda Bockenstedt sees patients in New Haven, CT and North Haven, CT. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bockenstedt include systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. She trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for her residency. She is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bockenstedt welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6 Devine Street; North Haven Medical Center Suite 2b
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Janine Evans is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Evans is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Evans attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fever, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6 Devine Street; Suite 2b
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bucala is an adult rheumatology specialist in New Haven, CT and North Haven, CT. He is especially interested in rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Bucala is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Bucala attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Joint Problems

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6 Devine Street; Suite 2b
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Fotios Koumpouras is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lupus. Dr. Koumpouras is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Koumpouras is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Lupus

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bernstein is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein accepts. Dr. Bernstein attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Congenital Hand ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Philip Ginsburg's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ginsburg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ginsburg is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid ... (Read more)

Specializes in Dermatology
2880 Old Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Nadia Sherline is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). In addition to English, she speaks Russian. These areas are among her clinical interests: dysport injection, microdermabrasion, and juvederm. Dr. Sherline is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Sherline studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She trained at Boston Medical Center for her residency. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem. Dr. Sherline is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Vitiligo, Botox Injection, Cysts, Dysport Injection, Juvederm, Laser Hair ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Lock Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Deborah Proctor works as a gastroenterologist in New Haven, CT. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Proctor studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Proctor welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Enteroscopy, Weight ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
3018 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Deborah Desir works as a rheumatologist. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Desir is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Desir attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fever, Bone Density ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
6 Devine Street
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. James McVeety works as a neurologist in New Haven, CT and North Haven, CT. Dr. McVeety graduated from the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He speaks Italian. Dr. McVeety is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Electromyography, Sports Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Dystonia, Herniated Disc, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
116 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sandra Escalera is a North Haven, CT physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Escalera is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Escalera speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Liver Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
6 Devine Street; Suite 2b
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Pitt is a neurologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuroimmunology. Dr. Pitt is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Marburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. He is conversant in German. Dr. Pitt's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology

Specializes in Dermatology
111 Circular Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Mark Goldstein's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Goldstein is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldstein takes. Dr. Goldstein has an open panel. He is a graduate of New York Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Skin Cancer, Acne, Rashes

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Ramnath Hebbar specializes in adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at J.J.M. Medical College and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Hebbar honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (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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