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We found 17 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Geneva, IL.

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

Dr. David Giangreco's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Giangreco attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Giangreco is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Vasculitis, Osteoporosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Osteoarthritis

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Lee Lichtenberg sees patients in Geneva, IL, Maywood, IL, and Hines, IL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Lichtenberg has a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lichtenberg takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Ashish C Bhatia, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2155 Citygate Lane; Suite 225
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ashish Bhatia is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Bhatia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: academic dermatology, nail issues, and contact dermatitis. Dr. Bhatia's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Bhatia attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Aultman Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Chicago Super Doctors; American Medical Association's Physician's Recognition Award; and Society of Academic Emergency Medicine's Award for Excellence in Emergency Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, Nail ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Subhash Patel sees patients in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Dekalb, IL. His medical specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Rush Medical College and the University College London (UCL) Medical School. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Migraine, Dementia, Nerve Conduction Studies, Epilepsy, Electromyography, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 209
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Hoscheit completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Katherine Jelinek is an adult gastroenterology specialist. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jelinek honors. Dr. Jelinek 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. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Scott L Zahner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2435 Dean Street; Suite 2e
Saint Charles, IL
 

Dr. Scott Zahner specializes in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Hinsdale, IL and Saint Charles, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, hair problems, and acne. Dr. Zahner accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Zahner is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Ear Problems, Hair Problems, Tattoo ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie L Zahner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2435 Dean Street; Suite 2e
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Melanie Zahner's specialties are pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Zahner include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Zahner average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zahner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Zahner is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Nail ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gunilla Carlsson-Thorn practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Saint Charles, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Carlsson-Thorn is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Injectable Fillers, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Laser Treatment, Psoriasis, Botox ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Heliodoro Medina practices adult gastroenterology in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Medina honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Medina graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Ulcers, Stomach Cancer, Celiac Disease, Pancreatic Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux

Dr. Rafael Piedra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 209
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Rafael Piedra practices adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Piedra's clinical interests include heartburn, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Piedra graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Piedra average 2.5 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.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Niraj K Ajmere, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 210
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Niraj Ajmere works as a gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL, Lisle, IL, and Winfield, IL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ajmere honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Rany Jazayerli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2560 Foxfield Road :; Suite 100
St. Charles, IL
 

Dr. Rany Jazayerli is a pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology specialist in Saint Charles, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Sycamore, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jazayerli include phototherapy (light therapy), psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Jazayerli attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Harold L Mozwecz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 209
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Harold Mozwecz is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Mozwecz honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Elena Gogoneata, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
1001 E Wilson Street; Suite 180
Batavia, IL
 

Dr. Elena Gogoneata is a rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Gogoneata's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, Aetna, and more. Dr. Gogoneata attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. For her residency, Dr. Gogoneata trained at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Gogoneata (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, French, and Russian. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. Sharif Zubair is a gastroenterologist in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. His areas of expertise include ulcers, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. Dr. Zubair is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Zubair's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zubair accepts.

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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.