We found 39 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Platinum HMO 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. Her areas of expertise consist of arthritis and scleroderma. Dr. Richman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 a rheumatologist in Winfield, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Rhew is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rhew's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatic Diseases

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

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. 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. His clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chaudhary accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Winfield, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. She speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Lin completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin honors. Her practice 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. Corinna Elisabeth Sophie Weckerle, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 507
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Corinna Weckerle is an adult rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Weckerle include raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weckerle's office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult rheumatologist. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Dr. Lichon is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Lichon trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for his residency.

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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 practices adult rheumatology. She attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is especially interested in osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stanislaus honors. Dr. Stanislaus is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 works as a physical therapist and rheumatologist in Naperville, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has a special interest in lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Sams honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting 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 a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Gierut's areas of expertise include the following: connective tissue disorders and autoimmune disorders. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Joshi performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joshi honors. She 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 is a neurophysiologist and neurologist. After attending Rush Medical College and the University College London (UCL) Medical School, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include dizziness, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. 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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoscheit include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hoscheit has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit 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 practices adult gastroenterology in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. Her areas of expertise consist of celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Jelinek attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Jelinek is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. 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's medical specialty is neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kapadia accepts. Dr. Kapadia is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Kapadia has an open panel.

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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 physiatrist in Wheaton, IL. Dr. Aliga (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Ilocano. His clinical interests include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Philippines and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aliga has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and electrodiagnostic medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, dizziness, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Rao is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from St. John's Medical College. He trained at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. Dr. Rao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Neuromuscular Disorders, Back Problems, ... (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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