We found 28 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept CIGNA EPO near Glen Ellyn, IL.

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

Dr. Nicole Richman is an adult rheumatologist in Westmont, IL. Dr. Richman's areas of expertise include the following: arthritis and scleroderma. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Richman's practice 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 is an adult rheumatologist. She is especially interested in rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Rhew is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rhew has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatic Diseases

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

Dr. Pin Lin is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Lin attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes 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. Corinna Elisabeth Sophie Weckerle, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 507
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Corinna Weckerle is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weckerle include raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Dr. Weckerle has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weckerle takes. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Weckerle is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. 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. Anna Adenine Stanislaus, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Anna Stanislaus is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stanislaus include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Stanislaus is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She 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' areas of specialization are physical therapy and adult rheumatology. Dr. Sams studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He 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. Angelica Kathleen Gierut, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 507
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Angelica Gierut is an adult rheumatology specialist in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Warrenville, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include connective tissue disorders and autoimmune disorders. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Gierut honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gierut's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Connective Tissue Disorders

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

Dr. Brinda Joshi's specialty is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Joshi include knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Joshi attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Dr. Joshi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She 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. Subhash Kanubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 424
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Subhash Patel is a specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include dizziness, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and the University College London (UCL) Medical School. His training includes residency programs 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. His practice is open to 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoscheit include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Hoscheit is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoscheit has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. In Dr. Jelinek's practice, she is particularly interested in celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Jelinek attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jelinek 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 neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Kapadia completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Wheaton, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Aliga is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Aliga is accepting new patients. After attending the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school, he completed his residency training 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. Dr. Aliga (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Ilocano.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Dr. Laura A Oswald, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Laura Oswald sees patients in Wheaton, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Oswald's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oswald honors. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at MacNeal Hospital. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Oswald is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mircea Tudor Iacob, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Neurophysiology, Other
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 424
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Mircea Iacob practices vascular neurology and neurophysiology in Winfield, IL and Dekalb, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Iacob include cerebrovascular disease, sleep disorders, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Iacob attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebrovascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelle L Berggren, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
199 Town Square; Suite A
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Kelle Berggren is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Berggren's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include acne, psoriasis, and varicose veins. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Berggren graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Laser Treatment, Skin Issues, Psoriasis, Varicose Veins, Hives, Acne

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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.