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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's areas of specialization are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine; he sees patients in Suwanee, GA. His 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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lesch accepts. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Lesch 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. 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's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Cook is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), brain aneurysm, and migraine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cook accepts. He studied medicine at 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. William George Paxton, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6335 Hospital Parkway; Suite 102
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. William Paxton specializes in adult nephrology. His clinical interests include renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Paxton attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. 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's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Obideen is conversant in Arabic. His areas of expertise include restless leg syndrome, stroke, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Emory University Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Obideen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Jayanti Jasti specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Lawrenceville, GA, Buford, GA, and Johns Creek, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Jasti include renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and immune disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Dr. Jasti graduated from Osmania Medical College and then she performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jasti takes.

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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.