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

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

Dr. Jennifer Rubin's specialty is pediatric neurology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rubin include neurological disorders. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Rubin graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Rubin's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Klein-Gitelman attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She trained at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klein-Gitelman include lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. 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. John Maddalozzo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Maddalozzo is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Maddalozzo's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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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 otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Schroeder's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schroeder takes. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Schroeder performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Arthritis, Tonsil ... (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). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simon include migraine, torticollis, and muscle pain. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Simon graduated from 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. Matthew Nathan Harris, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
333 Chestnut Street; #202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Harris is a dermatologist in Hinsdale, IL and Oak Park, IL. Dr. Harris's areas of expertise include warts, chemical peels, and moles. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Kerry Disanto works as a neurologist in Hinsdale, IL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: migraine, torticollis, and muscle pain. Dr. Disanto's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College.

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

All Interests: Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, Dementia, Electroencephalography, Muscle Pain, Stroke, ... (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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