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We found 14 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Gold near Johns Creek, GA.

Dr. Charles Jacob Douchy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
420 Brook Manor Court
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Charles Douchy specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology and practices in Duluth, GA, Buford, GA, and Alpharetta, GA. Dr. Douchy graduated from Albany Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Douchy completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Douchy speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. David Ronald Lesch, MD
Specializes in Neurology, Sleep Medicine
4385 Johns Creek Parkway; Suite 230
Suwanee, GA
 

Dr. David Lesch is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lesch's areas of expertise include the following: migraine, myasthenia gravis, and sleep apnea. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Facial Paralysis, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert Anthony Cook, MD
Specializes in Neurology
6335 Hospital Parkway; Suite 108
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Albert Cook is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Cook is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jordana Sarah Gilman, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
9900 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Jordana Gilman's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). She obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Gilman include contact dermatitis, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Gilman takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilman has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. William George Paxton, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6335 Hospital Parkway; Suite 102
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. William Paxton is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Paxton include renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Paxton attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Ultrasound, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahmoud Obideen, MD
Specializes in Neurology
6325 Hospital Parkway
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Mahmoud Obideen is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Johns Creek, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Obideen include restless leg syndrome, stroke, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Obideen takes. Dr. Obideen obtained his medical school training at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In addition to English, Dr. Obideen speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Radiculopathy, Multiple ... (Read more)

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3850 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. Abhik Dhar is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, psoriasis, and nail surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Dhar is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dhar is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dhar studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Jayanti Jasti, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6335 Hospital Parkway; Suite 102
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Jayanti Jasti is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. After attending Osmania Medical College for medical school, Dr. Jasti completed her residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and immune disorders. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. Stephanie Stein Gardner, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
3850 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. Stephanie Gardner's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gardner's areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. She trained at Atlanta Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Gardner is affiliated with Emory Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Leslie C Gray, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
9900 Medlock Bridge Road
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. Leslie Gray is a specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gray include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Gray average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gray is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Gray trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Tiffani King Hamilton, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
11800 Atlantis Place
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Tiffani Hamilton, who practices in Alpharetta, GA, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: nail issues, psoriasis, and birthmark. Dr. Hamilton accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Hamilton attended the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Chynna Lynn Steele, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
11500 Webb Bridge Way; Suite 4a
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Chynna Steele is a pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Steele's areas of expertise include hair problems, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
3890 Johns Creek Parkway; Suite 320
Suwanee, GA
 

Dr. John Apgar works as a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Apgar include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
10680 Medlock Bridge Road; Suite 204
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Paola Bonaccorsi is a medical specialist in surgical dermatology. She is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Bonaccorsi's areas of expertise include academic dermatology, phototherapy (light therapy), and hair problems. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, ... (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.