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We found 5 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Aurora, IL.

Dr. Benjamin Raab, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
3973 75th Street; #103
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Raab sees patients in Aurora, IL, Yorkville, IL, and Plainfield, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Raab average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: contact dermatitis, dermabrasion, and spider veins. Dr. Raab's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Raab studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Psoriasis, Transplant Procedures, Botox Injection, Contact Dermatitis, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Bernard G Wolf II, DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Neurology
1315 N Highland Avenue; Suite 100
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Bernard Wolf's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Wolf attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Plans, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolf honors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Seizure Disorders, Migraine, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Neck Problems, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Y Siddiq, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4075 Fox Valley Center Drive; Unit #3
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Muhammad Siddiq works as a neurologist in Yorkville, IL and Aurora, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: multiple sclerosis (MS), fibromyalgia, and neck pain. Dr. Siddiq honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Siddiq (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Lower Back Pain, Sleep Apnea, Neuropathy, Electroencephalography, Stroke, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
1870 W Galena Boulevard
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Fred Kemp's specialty is surgical dermatology. Dr. Kemp's clinical interests include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and psoriasis. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kemp attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Phototherapy

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Specializes in Dermatology
1870 W Galena Boulevard
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Evans' area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Evans include phototherapy (light therapy), hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Evans is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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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.