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We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Buffalo Grove, IL.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 1500
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Bob Sun works as a rheumatologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sun's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Sun is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Robert A Hozman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1501 Busch Parkway
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Robert Hozman specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Skokie, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Gurnee, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hozman include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hozman accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Hozman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Polish, and Russian. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Steven Mark Zak, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
1403 Kingsport Court
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Steven Zak specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zak include migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS), and epilepsy. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center and Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program. Dr. Zak takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Migraine, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis

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Specializes in Neurology
225 N Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 1500
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Susan Rubin is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In her practice, Dr. Rubin focuses on multiple sclerosis (MS), women's neurological issues, and headache. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Rubin is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Rubin's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. The average patient rating for Dr. Rubin is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Women's Neurological Issues

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Klein-Gitelman's clinical interests encompass lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Klein-Gitelman completed her residency training at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Klein-Gitelman average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. John Maddalozzo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2150 Pfingsten Road
Glenbrook, IL
 

Dr. John Maddalozzo practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Maddalozzo a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Maddalozzo trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Maddalozzo's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Tonsillectomy, Inflammation

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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.