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We found 31 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 an adult rheumatologist. He is especially interested in lupus. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sanz is a graduate of Spain. Dr. Sanz speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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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 sees patients in Atlanta, GA. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: lupus, osteoarthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Lipson is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipson accepts.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Waltuck is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waltuck takes. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology. She graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Khosroshahi include vasculitis, gout, and scleroderma. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Khosroshahi's professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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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's area of specialization is dermatological immunology. Dr. Swerlick's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include vasculitis, autoimmune disorders, and eczema. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Swerlick has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Eczema, Autoimmune Disorders, Vasculitis

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

Dr. Samuel Milton's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and rehabilitative services. Clinical interests for Dr. Milton include post-polio syndrome (PPS), trigger point injections, and stroke. His professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Milton's medical residency was performed at National Rehabilitation Hospital.

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

Dr. Neil Lava is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: general neurology, bell's palsy, and migraine. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital. Dr. Lava attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
550 Peachtree Street; Suite 1625
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Dinesh Bhatia's specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), renal vascular disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bhatia accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Government Medical College and Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Bhatia (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Bhatia is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Suephy Chen practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Atlanta, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include psoriasis, melanoma, and eczema. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Chen performed 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 speaks Taiwanese. She is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Skin Cancer, Melanoma

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

Dr. Thomas Lawley specializes in dermatological immunology and osteopathic manipulative medicine. In his practice, Dr. Lawley focuses on autoimmune disorders. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lawley accepts. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at Buffalo General Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with 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. She works in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. Dr. Park's areas of expertise include renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. She is conversant in Korean. Dr. Park's professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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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 practices neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Atlanta, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Esper include migraine, myasthenia gravis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with 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 works as a nephrologist. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Brathwaite has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and nephrotic syndrome. He is affiliated with WellStar, Atlanta Medical Center, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Brathwaite attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Atlanta, GA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Tyor attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Tyor has a special interest in general neurology, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Stephen Pastan works as an adult transplant hepatologist and adult nephrologist. Dr. Pastan has indicated that his clinical interests include nephrotic syndrome. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pastan takes. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Pastan is affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Karen Law is a rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) specialist in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Law's areas of expertise include the following: lupus, osteoarthritis, and vasculitis. Her professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. She graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Law accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: 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

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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.