We found 9 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Great-West Healthcare HMO near Geneva, IL.

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Dr. Angelica Kathleen Speyer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
302 Randall Road; Suite 307b
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Angelica Gierut sees patients in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She has a special interest in connective tissue disorders and autoimmune disorders. Dr. Gierut is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Connective Tissue Disorders

Dr. David Thomas Giangreco, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
302 Randall Road; Suite 307b
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. David Giangreco specializes in adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Giangreco attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Giangreco has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Vasculitis, Osteoporosis, Ankylosing ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Ann Remlinger, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2900 Foxfield Road; Suite 307
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Kathleen Remlinger's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Remlinger is especially interested in phototherapy (light therapy), psoriasis, and eczema. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Cadence Health and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Remlinger has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Issues, Psoriasis, Phototherapy

Dr. Subhash Kanubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
302 Randall Road; Suite 104a
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Subhash Patel specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include dizziness, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and the University College London (UCL) Medical School and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Patel accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Dementia, Epilepsy, Headache, Electromyography, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gunilla Sigrid Carlsson Thorn, MD
Specializes in Dermatology, Internal Medicine
2900 Foxfield Road
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Gunilla Carlsson Thorn specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Saint Charles, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: rosacea, psoriasis, and skin infection. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Carlsson Thorn is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Carlsson Thorn completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Carlsson Thorn is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Laser Treatment, Psoriasis, Botox Injection

Dr. Michelle Pamplona Tabao-Lee, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
296 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Tabao sees patients in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Her medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tabao include concussion, spinal cord injuries, and trigger point injections. Dr. Tabao is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tabao welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at Our Lady of Fatima University, Fatima College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Holistic Approaches, Herniated Disc, Fibromyalgia, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine A Jelinek, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Jelinek works as an adult gastroenterologist. She has a special interest in celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Jelinek is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Jelinek welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Heliodoro Medina, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Heliodoro Medina is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Medina has indicated that his clinical interests include ulcers, celiac disease, and stomach cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Medina average 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medina takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Medina's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Medina is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Ulcers, Stomach Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharif Zubair, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Sharif Zubair is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zubair include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Patients gave Dr. Zubair an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zubair takes. Dr. Zubair's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Ulcers, Celiac Disease, Acid ... (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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