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We found 36 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare PPO 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 specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richman include arthritis and scleroderma. Dr. Richman is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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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 240
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Elisa Rhew's specialty is adult rheumatology. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Rhew is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Chaudhary's clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Weckerle average 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weckerle include raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her professional training, Dr. Weckerle completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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. Pin Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 240
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Pin Lin's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lin's clinical interests: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lin attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

Dr. Anna Stanislaus is an adult rheumatology specialist in Westmont, IL. After attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Stanislaus 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.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Vascular Disease, Arthritis, Lupus

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

Dr. Michael Sams specializes in physical therapy and adult rheumatology and practices in Naperville, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Sams's areas of clinical interest consist of lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Joshi attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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. James John Herrmann, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
199 Town Square; Suite H
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. James Herrmann works as a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and surgical dermatologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and psoriasis. Dr. Herrmann has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Herrmann completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Herpes, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Hair Problems, Tattoo Removal, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Subhash Kanubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 424
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Subhash Patel works as a neurophysiologist and neurologist in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Dekalb, IL. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Rush Medical College and the University College London (UCL) Medical School. Dr. Patel's medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hoscheit is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hoscheit takes 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
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Jelinek works as an adult gastroenterologist in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Jelinek trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Manish Prabhakar Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Neurology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 180
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Manish Kapadia works as a neurologist. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kapadia completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kapadia is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electrophysiological Study, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Laura Oswald works as a family practitioner in Wheaton, IL. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Oswald honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Oswald is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in vascular neurology and neurophysiology. He works in Winfield, IL and Dekalb, IL. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Iacob obtained his medical school training at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebrovascular Disease

Dr. Rania Agha, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1 S 210 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Ter, IL
 

Dr. Rania Agha's specialties are pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Agha is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Agha's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Agha's areas of expertise include the following: allergy skin testing, hair problems, and psoriatic arthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Agha average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Agha honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Agha (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Agha is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Atopic Dermatitis, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Facelift, Nail Surgery, ... (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.