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We found 5 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Gold near Johns Creek, GA.

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

Dr. David Lesch is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine specialist. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lesch include migraine, myasthenia gravis, and sleep apnea. Dr. Lesch takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Lesch completed his residency training 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. He is professionally affiliated with 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 neurologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cook's clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), brain aneurysm, and migraine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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

Dr. Mahmoud Obideen is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He speaks Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Obideen include restless leg syndrome, stroke, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Emory University Hospital. He 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). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. William Paxton's specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Paxton include renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Paxton honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Jayanti Jasti, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6335 Hospital Parkway; Suite 102
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Jayanti Jasti is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Lawrenceville, GA, Buford, GA, and Johns Creek, GA. Dr. Jasti's areas of expertise include the following: renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and immune disorders. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Jasti 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)

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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.