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We found 26 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Glenview, IL.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1000 Central Street; Suite 800
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Bob Sun's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Dr. Sun is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Sun attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Sun takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Eric M Ruderman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Eric Ruderman's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Ruderman is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has indicated that his clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Ruderman has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

Dr. Joseph Golbus, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1000 Center Street; Suite 800
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Golbus is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Northshore University Health System. Dr. Golbus's areas of expertise consist of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Golbus has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Sylvia Duby, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2500 Ridge Avenue; Suite 211
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Sylvia Duby's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at International. Her areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Duby is rated highly by her patients. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Duby (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and Swedish Covenant Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Manish Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
800 Austin Street; West Tower #208
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Manish Jain is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. His professional affiliations include Swedish Covenant Hospital and Thorek Memorial Hospital. Dr. Jain is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Robert A Hozman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4709 Golf Road; Suite 111
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Robert Hozman sees patients in Skokie, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Gurnee, IL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hozman takes. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Hozman (or staff) speaks Filipino, Polish, and Russian. Dr. Hozman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Steven Mark Zak, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
9669 Kenton Avenue; Suite 408
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Zak practices neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Zak performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center and Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program. He is especially interested in migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS), and epilepsy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Zak is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Migraine, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Clarence William Brown Jr., MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4605 W. Golf Road
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Clarence Brown's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Brown (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, moles, and acne. Dr. Brown's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Brown's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology
2100 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3000
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Susan Rubin is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Her areas of expertise consist of multiple sclerosis (MS), women's neurological issues, and headache. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rubin at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Rubin is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Women's Neurological Issues

Dr. Amy Susan Paller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Amy Paller, who practices in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Paller has a special interest in psoriasis and eczema. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paller accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Paller completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Skin Issues, Ichthyosis, Psoriasis

Dr. Laura Gail Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Laura Goldstein's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Goldstein's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Goldstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Goldstein's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Neuromuscular Disorders, Dementia, Stroke, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerta S Janss, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Gerta Janss is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Janss completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Her clinical interests include alopecia areata, cryotherapy, and moles. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Janss's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Sclerotherapy, Chemical Peels, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Megan L Curran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Megan Curran's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. In her practice, Dr. Curran focuses on rheumatic diseases. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Curran's medical residency was performed at Miami Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis, Medical Education, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Vassilios Athanasios Dimitropoulos, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4605 W. Golf Road
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Vassilios Dimitropoulos, who practices in Darien, IL and Skokie, IL, is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, chemical peels, and moles. Dr. Dimitropoulos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Dimitropoulos (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Chemical Peels, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Peak Rubin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Rubin is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Rubin performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has indicated that her clinical interests include neurological disorders. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Klein-Gitelman graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Rheumatic Diseases

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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.