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 practices pediatric neurology in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rubin include neurological disorders. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. She studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Rubin is 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), 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's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. In her practice, Dr. Klein-Gitelman focuses on lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Klein-Gitelman studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Klein-Gitelman completed a residency program at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Klein-Gitelman welcomes 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 specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Westchester, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Maddalozzo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Schroeder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schroeder trained at Rush University Medical Center. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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' area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Harris include warts, chemical peels, and moles. Dr. Harris's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

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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's areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Hinsdale, IL. Patients gave Dr. Simon an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simon include migraine, torticollis, and muscle pain. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Simon takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Simon (or staff) speaks 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 is a Hinsdale, IL physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Disanto's areas of expertise include the following: migraine, torticollis, and muscle pain. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Disanto accepts.

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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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