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We found 41 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Decatur, GA.

Dr. Ignacio E Sanz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Ignacio Sanz works as a rheumatologist. Dr. Sanz speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lupus. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Sanz studied medicine at Spain. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanz accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Lupus

Dr. Aliza R Lipson, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Aliza Lipson is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lipson include lupus, osteoarthritis, and vasculitis. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Lipson graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Jonathan Waltuck, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1365 Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jonathan Waltuck works as an adult rheumatologist in Atlanta, GA. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Waltuck include lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Waltuck honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Waltuck graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis

Dr. Arezou Khosroshahi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Arezou Khosroshahi is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khosroshahi include vasculitis, gout, and scleroderma. Dr. Khosroshahi's professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Gout, Arthritis, Vasculitis

Dr. Robert Andrew Swerlick, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Building A
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Robert Swerlick, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in dermatological immunology. Dr. Swerlick's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in academic dermatology, contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Swerlick's education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, Autoimmune Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel Byron Milton III, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Rehabilitative Services
1365 Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Samuel Milton, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and rehabilitative services. Before performing his residency at National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Milton attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Milton include post-polio syndrome (PPS), trigger point injections, and stroke. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milton takes. Dr. Milton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sports Health, Botox Injection, Hip Problems, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dinesh K Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
550 Peachtree Street; Suite 1625
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Dinesh Bhatia is a nephrologist. Dr. Bhatia's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), renal vascular disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhatia accepts. He attended medical school at Government Medical College and Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. His residency was performed at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Bhatia (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Hypertension, Kidney Cancer, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil Sanford Lava, MD
Specializes in Neurology
12 Executive Park Drive Ne; 5th Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Neil Lava is an Atlanta, GA physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Lava include general neurology, bell's palsy, and migraine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Botox Injection, Radiculopathy, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Sarcoidosis, General ... (Read more)

Dr. Suephy C Chen, MS, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
101 Woodruff Circle
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Suephy Chen is a dermatologist. These areas are among Dr. Chen's clinical interests: academic dermatology, psoriasis, and melanoma. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: Cancer Development Award, K23 Patient-Oriented Research, Presented by National Institutes of Health; Dermatology Foundation, Dermatology Foundation Health Care Policy Clinical career Development Award; and Helena Anna Henzl-Gabor, Young Women in Science Award. She is conversant in Taiwanese. Dr. Chen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Skin Cancer, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, Melanoma

Dr. Thomas J Lawley, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
1365 Clifton Road Ne; B1400
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Lawley's areas of specialization are dermatological immunology and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Lawley completed residency programs at Buffalo General Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Lawley is especially interested in autoimmune disorders. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jeanie Park is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Park's areas of expertise include renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Park trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Park speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Sarcoidosis, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Jacob Esper, MBA, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Clinic A, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Gregory Esper is a neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Atlanta, GA. His areas of expertise include migraine, myasthenia gravis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Esper is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

All Interests: Headache, Botox Injection, Radiculopathy, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Hydrocephalus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michel D Brathwaite, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1987 Candler Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Michel Brathwaite's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Brathwaite's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and nephrotic syndrome. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Brathwaite attended Temple University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is conversant in French. Dr. Brathwaite is affiliated with WellStar, Atlanta Medical Center, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Nephrotic Syndrome, Hyperkalemia, Hypertension, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Randolph Tyor, MD
Specializes in Neurology
12 Executive Park Drive Ne; 5th Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. William Tyor, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: general neurology, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. Dr. Tyor is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Tyor's education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Migraine, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Karen Lee-Lin Law, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Karen Law is a specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Her areas of expertise include the following: lupus, osteoarthritis, and vasculitis. She is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. Dr. Law attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Law honors. Dr. Law has received the distinction of Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Vasculitis, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Stephen O Pastan, MD
Specializes in Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Nephrology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Stephen Pastan, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in adult transplant hepatology and adult nephrology. Dr. Pastan's areas of expertise include nephrotic syndrome. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Pastan attended Harvard Medical School. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Lupus, Kidney Problems

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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.