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We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Lawrenceville, GA.

Dr. William George Paxton, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
595 Hurricane Shoals Road Nw; Suite 100
Lawrenceville, 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. Abdul Hafeez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
631 Professional Drive; Suite 110
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. Abdul Hafeez is a pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology specialist. His areas of expertise include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Hafeez honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Hafeez attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Jayanti Jasti, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
595 Hurricane Shoals Road Nw; Suite 100
Lawrenceville, 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. Cynthia Ann Dolan, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
771 Old Norcross Road; Suite 260
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. Cynthia Dolan works as a surgical dermatologist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: phototherapy (light therapy), hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Dolan takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Dolan's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Skin Issues, Phototherapy

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
601 Professional Drive; Suite 280
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. Richard Krakow's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krakow include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Krakow is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Krakow is professionally affiliated with WellStar, North Fulton Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of Color

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
771 Old Norcross Road; Suite 260
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. Jodi Langer's specialty is surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Langer include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, ... (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.