We found 38 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 is a rheumatologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in arthritis and scleroderma. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richman accepts. Dr. Richman is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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 area of specialization is adult rheumatology. In her practice, Dr. Rhew focuses on rheumatoid arthritis. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Rhew completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Rhew's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. Kamran A Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1 South 450 Summit Avenue; Suite 390
Oak Brook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 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. Dr. Chaudhary's practice 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. Francis Stanley Lichon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
511 Thornhill Drive; Suite C
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Francis Lichon works as a rheumatologist in Carol Stream, IL and Naperville, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lichon include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Lichon's training includes a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. Pin Lin's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She is conversant in Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Lin a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She 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
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Corinna Weckerle practices adult rheumatology. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Weckerle completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her areas of expertise include raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Weckerle's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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 an adult rheumatologist in Westmont, IL. Her clinical interests include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Stanislaus honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis, Lupus

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

Dr. Michael Sams is a medical specialist in physical therapy and adult rheumatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Sams is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Angelica Gierut practices adult rheumatology in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Dr. Gierut's areas of expertise include connective tissue disorders and autoimmune disorders. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, 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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. Before performing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Joshi attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Joshi 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. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hoscheit's areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Norman Aliga is a physiatrist. After completing medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Aliga performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. His areas of expertise include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Aliga (or staff) speaks Filipino and Ilocano. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Dr. Lacey L Kruse, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Lacey Kruse is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology. After attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Her clinical interests encompass skin issues. Dr. Kruse is an in-network provider for HFN, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kruse is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hemangiomas, Skin Infection, Hair Problems, Nail Issues, Skin Issues

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

Dr. Noel Rao is a Wheaton, IL physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, dizziness, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel. He graduated from St. John's Medical College. Dr. Rao completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Losavio include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Losavio graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Losavio's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mircea Iacob is a physician who specializes in vascular neurology and neurophysiology. His areas of expertise include the following: cerebrovascular disease, sleep disorders, and multiple sclerosis (MS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Iacob graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Iacob has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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