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We found 40 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders near Glen Ellyn, IL.

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

Dr. Nicole Richman's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Richman's areas of expertise include arthritis and scleroderma. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Richman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Richman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Rhew is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Rhew's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Angelica Kathleen Gierut, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 507
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Angelica Gierut sees patients in Maywood, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: connective tissue disorders and autoimmune disorders. Dr. Gierut accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gierut's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Connective Tissue Disorders

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

Dr. Pin Lin practices adult rheumatology in Winfield, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Lin average 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin has an open panel. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for her residency. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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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. Kamran A Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2340 South Highland Avenue; Suite 160
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary practices adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chaudhary include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Chaudhary accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Chaudhary 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. Corinna Elisabeth Sophie Weckerle, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 507
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Corinna Weckerle specializes in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Weckerle include raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Weckerle graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. On average, patients gave Dr. Weckerle a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Raynaud's, Sjogren's Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis Stanley Lichon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
511 Thornhill Drive; Suite C
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Francis Lichon practices adult rheumatology. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Lichon has a special interest in osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lichon is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus

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

Dr. Anna Stanislaus' specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Stanislaus has indicated that her clinical interests include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Stanislaus is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Vascular Disease

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

Dr. Michael Sams' specialties are physical therapy and adult rheumatology. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sams include lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Sams is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sams is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. Dr. Joshi accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Joshi is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to 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. Subhash Kanubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 424
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Subhash Patel practices neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: dizziness, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. 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. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoscheit include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Hoscheit is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hoscheit is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Katherine Anne Jelinek, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Jelinek is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Jelinek include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Jelinek 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. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Manish Prabhakar Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 180
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Manish Kapadia is a medical specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Kapadia obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Electrophysiological Study, Autoimmune Disorders, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Norman Aliga is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Aliga include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Aliga is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Philippines and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Aliga (or staff) speaks Filipino and Ilocano. Dr. Aliga's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Dr. Noel Rao, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Noel Rao is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and electrodiagnostic medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rao include foot problems, dizziness, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Rao is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Rao obtained his medical school training at St. John's Medical College and performed his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Temple University.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Back Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (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.