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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's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Her areas of expertise include neurological disorders. 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. Rubin graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for her residency. Dr. Rubin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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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 pediatric rheumatology specialist. Patients gave Dr. Klein-Gitelman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Klein-Gitelman include lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting 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 practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Westchester, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maddalozzo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maddalozzo accepts. Dr. Maddalozzo is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs 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 pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Patients gave Dr. Schroeder an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Schroeder honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Schroeder attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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, who practices in Hinsdale, IL and Oak Park, IL, is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harris include warts, chemical peels, and moles. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine.

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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. Dr. Simon's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simon include migraine, torticollis, and muscle pain. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Simon (or staff) is conversant in German and French. Dr. Simon'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: 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's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her areas of expertise include migraine, torticollis, and muscle pain. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Disanto is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rush Medical College. 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.