We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Choice POS near Hinsdale, IL.

Dr. Jennifer Peak Rubin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Rubin is a specialist in pediatric neurology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rubin include neurological disorders. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. She studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), transverse myelitis

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Transverse Myelitis, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology. 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 is especially interested in lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Klein-Gitelman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial 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: , lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

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

Dr. John Maddalozzo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Maddalozzo is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Maddalozzo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Maddalozzo is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Maddalozzo is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Tonsillectomy, Inflammation

Dr. James W Schroeder II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. James Schroeder practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schroeder include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Schroeder graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schroeder completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Arthritis, Tonsil ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Nathan Harris, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
333 Chestnut Street; #202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Harris works as a dermatologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, chemical peels, and moles. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harris is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Harris's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Moles, Psoriasis, Eczema, Botox Injection, Sclerotherapy, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Acne, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher P Simon, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 110
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Simon is a neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Hinsdale, IL. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simon's areas of expertise include the following: migraine, torticollis, and muscle pain. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Simon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Simon (or staff) is conversant in German and French.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, Dementia, Electroencephalography, Muscle ... (Read more)

Dr. Kerry G Disanto, MD
Specializes in Neurology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 110
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Kerry Disanto specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Disanto's clinical interests include migraine, torticollis, and muscle pain. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's ... (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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