We found 39 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Cigna near Downers Grove, IL.

Dr. Nicole Cara Richman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Nicole Richman is a rheumatologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in arthritis and scleroderma. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richman accepts. Dr. Richman is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Elisa Yang Mee Rhew, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Elisa Rhew's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. In her practice, Dr. Rhew focuses on rheumatoid arthritis. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Rhew completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Rhew's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. Kamran A Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1s450 Summit Oaks; Suite 390
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Chaudhary performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chaudhary's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Depression, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Pin Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Pin Lin's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She is conversant in Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Lin a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. G Wendell Richmond, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Immunology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 205
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. G. Richmond's areas of specialization are allergy and immunology; he sees patients in Hinsdale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Richmond include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Richmond is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare PPO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Richmond is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, autoimmune disorders, Sjogren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Allergies, Hives, HIV/AIDS, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Adenine Stanislaus, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Anna Stanislaus is an adult rheumatologist in Westmont, IL. Her clinical interests include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Stanislaus honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Michael L Sams, MD
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 340
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Michael Sams is a medical specialist in physical therapy and adult rheumatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Sams is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Brinda P Joshi, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Brinda Joshi is an adult rheumatology specialist. Before performing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Joshi attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Joshi is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Osteopathic Medicine, Knee Problems, Trigger Point Injections, Lupus, Women's Health ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eric Munn's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave Dr. Munn a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Munn is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. Clarence Brown is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include warts, moles, and acne. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Jennifer Peak Rubin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Rubin is a specialist in pediatric neurology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rubin include neurological disorders. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. She studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), transverse myelitis

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Transverse Myelitis, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Klein-Gitelman graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She is especially interested in lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Klein-Gitelman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hoscheit's areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. John Maddalozzo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Maddalozzo is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Maddalozzo is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Maddalozzo is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Tonsillectomy, Inflammation

Dr. James W Schroeder II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. James Schroeder practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schroeder include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Schroeder graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schroeder completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Arthritis, Tonsil ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman A Aliga, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic; 26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Norman Aliga is a physiatrist. After completing medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Aliga performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. His areas of expertise include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Aliga (or staff) speaks Filipino and Ilocano. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Amputee ... (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.
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