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We found 8 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Tucker, GA.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Jeanie Park is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Park's areas of expertise include renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Park trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Park speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. Jerry Lee Cooper, MD
Specializes in Other, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2171 Northlake Parkway, Suite 100; Building 3
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Jerry Cooper works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Cooper include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Cooper has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Benjamin K Stoff, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Benjamin Stoff's area of specialization is dermatopathology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Stoff's areas of expertise include the following: academic dermatology, psoriasis, and melanoma. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, Tropical Skin Diseases, Melanoma

Dr. Amy E Kim, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Amy Kim's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include photodynamic therapy (PDT), hemangioma, and tattoo removal. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 Boston University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kim completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Botox Injection, Sclerotherapy, Hemangiomas, Plantar Warts, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tunisia Vershaun Finch-Cornelius, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2171 Northlake Parkway; Building 3
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Tunisia Finch-Cornelius is a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist. Her areas of expertise include phototherapy (light therapy), hair problems, and psoriasis. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Finch-Cornelius takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Nikki D Hill, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
2256 Northlake Parkway; #300a
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Nikki Hill's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology. On average, patients gave Dr. Hill a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: phototherapy (light therapy), hair problems, and psoriasis. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hill studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Hair Problems, Psoriasis, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, Phototherapy, Skin ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2260 Northlake Prkwy; Suite 211
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Saied Murphy works as an adult nephrologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Murphy is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Murphy accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Murphy is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2665 N Decatur Road; Suite 650
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Damon Mauldin, who practices in Decatur, GA, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Dr. Mauldin graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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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.