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We found 19 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Francis Stanley Lichon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10 W Martin Avenue; Suite 40
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Francis Lichon works as an adult rheumatologist in Carol Stream, IL and Naperville, IL. Dr. Lichon's clinical interests include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Lichon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Eric J Munn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 202
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Eric Munn is an adult rheumatology specialist. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Munn include joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Munn is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Joint Pain, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Clarence William Brown Jr., MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
8110 S. Cass Avenue
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Clarence Brown's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Brown (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, moles, and acne. Dr. Brown's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Brown's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a gastroenterologist in Naperville, IL, Lisle, IL, and Geneva, IL. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Hoscheit is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Hoscheit's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hoscheit has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vassilios Athanasios Dimitropoulos, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
8110 S Cass Avenue
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Vassilios Dimitropoulos, who practices in Darien, IL and Skokie, IL, is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, chemical peels, and moles. Dr. Dimitropoulos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Dimitropoulos (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Chemical Peels, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc A Fallah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Marc Fallah is an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Fallah is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fallah is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fallah (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Piedra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Rafael Piedra's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Piedra include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piedra accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Piedra attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio sees patients in Lisle, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Losavio's clinical interests: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Losavio's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold L Mozwecz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Harold Mozwecz sees patients in Naperville, IL, Geneva, IL, and Lisle, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mozwecz include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Mozwecz accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Mozwecz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. William Asad Mourad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. William Mourad is an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Mourad attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mourad honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafi Mohammed Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Rafi Ali is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Naperville, IL, Lisle, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Ali's areas of expertise include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Tamer Atassi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Lemont, IL
 

Dr. Tamer Atassi specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Joliet, IL and Lemont, IL. His clinical interests include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Atassi a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Atassi attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Hsien-Ta Fang, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
120 Spalding Drive; Suite 410
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Hsienta Fang's specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fang is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for his residency. Dr. Fang is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Lupus, Kidney Problems

Dr. Elena Gogoneata, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
3510 Hobson Road; Suite 304
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Elena Gogoneata practices rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) in Woodridge, IL and Batavia, IL. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Gogoneata's practice, she is particularly interested in osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gogoneata accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school and subsequently trained at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gogoneata (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian, French, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Alwyn Dalvester Harriott, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
420 Schmidt Road; #235
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Alwyn Harriott is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harriott include thyroid problems, celiac disease, and inguinal hernia repair. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harriott graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Harriott's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Umbilical Hernia, Breast Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatology
550 E Boughton Road; Suite 170
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Bharati Chittineni's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Chittineni's areas of expertise include the following: genital warts, rosacea, and psoriasis. Dr. Chittineni is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing Dr. Chittineni's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Chittineni attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. On average, patients gave Dr. Chittineni a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chittineni accepts. Dr. Chittineni welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Moles, Psoriasis, Eczema, Genital Warts, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, ... (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.