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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. In her practice, Dr. Rubin focuses on neurological disorders. Dr. Rubin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Rubin attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin's professional affiliations include 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
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Her clinical interests encompass lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She trained at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Klein-Gitelman is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein-Gitelman takes. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Matthew Harris' specialty is pediatric dermatology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harris's clinical interests include warts, moles, and acne. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris honors. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Vincent's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. John Maddalozzo specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Maddalozzo a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. 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. Dr. Maddalozzo is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Tonsillectomy, Inflammation

Dr. Alix Jude Charles, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Alix Charles practices dermatopathology and surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Charles include psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser surgery. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Charles honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Charles (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Laser Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Simon is a Hinsdale, IL physician who specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simon's clinical interests include migraine, torticollis, and muscle pain. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Simon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. Dr. Simon is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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 is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Disanto studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Disanto include migraine, torticollis, and muscle pain. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Disanto's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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.