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We found 15 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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise consist of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Dr. Sun is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Sun attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Robert Hozman is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Hozman (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Polish, and Russian. In Dr. Hozman's practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. 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 honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 is a medical specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of migraine and alzheimer's disease. Dr. Zak is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. Before performing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center and Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program, Dr. Zak attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Child Health Plus, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Susan Rubin works as a neurologist in Highland Park, IL, Vernon Hills, IL, and Glenview, IL. Her clinical interests encompass multiple sclerosis (MS), women's neurological issues, and headache. Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Rubin accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has received the following distinction: 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Her clinical interests encompass lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman's hospital/clinic 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. She trained at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Klein-Gitelman is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein-Gitelman takes. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Emily Sadie Rubenstein, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
275 Parkway Drive; Suite 521
Lincolnshire, IL
 

Dr. Emily Rubenstein's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Patients gave Dr. Rubenstein an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rubenstein include phototherapy (light therapy), hair problems, and psoriasis. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Broward Health. She is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Rubenstein is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. John Maddalozzo specializes in 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, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Maddalozzo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Maddalozzo is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Tonsillectomy, Inflammation

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1329 N. Wolf Road
Mt. Prospect, IL
 

Dr. Nisha Desai practices pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology in Skokie, IL, Mount Prospect, IL, and Evanston, IL. Dr. Desai is conversant in Gujarati. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Desai include psoriasis, birthmark, and skin cancer. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Desai completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Skin Issues

Dr. Scott David Glazer, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
600 W Lake Cook Road; Suite 110
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Scott Glazer specializes in dermatological immunology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology and practices in Buffalo Grove, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Dr. Glazer's areas of expertise include the following: hair problems, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Patients rated Dr. Glazer highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Frederick Wilburn Bylsma, PhD
Specializes in Neuropsychology
3375 N Arlington Heights Road; Suite J
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Frederick Bylsma's area of specialization is neuropsychology. His clinical interests include seizure disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bylsma is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Seizure Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, Traumatic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
3060 N Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Amanda Wendel practices surgical dermatology. Dr. Wendel is especially interested in phototherapy (light therapy), psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. She obtained her medical school training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She accepts 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, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Phototherapy

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
880 Port Clinton Court W
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. David Mann's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mann include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and psoriasis. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mayo Medical School, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Beth Ann Adams, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1450 Busch Parkway; Suite 103
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Beth Adams works as a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist. These areas are among Dr. Adams's clinical interests: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Nail Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
3060 N Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Hts, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Carter's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology; he sees patients in Arlington Heights, IL and Bloomingdale, IL. His areas of expertise include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Carter completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
600 W Lake Cook Road; Suite 110
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Keith Kozeny practices pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and surgical dermatology in Buffalo Grove, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Kozeny is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and hair problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kozeny takes.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin ... (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.