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We found 12 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept CIGNA POS near Hoffman Estates, IL.

Dr. Kamran A Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
80 W. Hillcrest Boulevard; Suite 208
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary practices adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Chaudhary average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chaudhary's areas of expertise include the following: vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chaudhary is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Depression, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lee Alfred Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Rheumatology
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Michael Miller specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and pediatric rheumatology and practices in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. Dr. Miller's clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Miller speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Miller welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

Dr. Bonita S Peterson Alexander, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
800 Biesterfield Road; Eberle Building, Suite 635
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Bonita Alexander works as a rehabilitation physician in Elk Grove Village, IL. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Alexander performed her residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include US News Top Doctor; Golden Apple Award, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (Chicago, Illinois); and Abby Prince Award for Outstanding Resident Contribution. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Alexander's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Spinal Stenosis, Low Vision, Stroke, Vertigo, Muscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Gail Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2260 West Higgins Road; Suite 201
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Laura Goldstein's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Goldstein's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Goldstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Goldstein's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Neuromuscular Disorders, Dementia, Stroke, ... (Read more)

Dr. Megan L Curran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Megan Curran's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. In her practice, Dr. Curran focuses on rheumatic diseases. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Curran's medical residency was performed at Miami Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis, Medical Education, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Jennifer Peak Rubin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
880 W. Central
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Rubin is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Rubin performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has indicated that her clinical interests include neurological disorders. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rubin is professionally 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)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Prashant Singri, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
25 E Schaumburg Road; Suite 101
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Prashant Singri's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Singri's clinical interests: alopecia areata, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Singri is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Erythroderma, Skin Infection, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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 has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Michael Steven Marinko, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
935 Beisner Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Michael Marinko's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for residency. Dr. Marinko's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Brain Tumor, Amputation, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. George Katsamakis, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3701 Algonquin Road; Suite 800
Rolling Meadows, IL
 

Dr. George Katsamakis is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Katsamakis graduated from Rush Medical College. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. He has a special interest in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), multiple sclerosis (MS), and skin biopsy. The average patient rating for Dr. Katsamakis is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Katsamakis is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: MRI, Multiple Sclerosis, Electroencephalography, Skin Biopsy

Dr. Meena Ramalingam Krishna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
990 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 418
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Meena Krishna specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Krishna include diabetes, pap test, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Krishna's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krishna honors. Dr. Krishna studied medicine at Coimbatore Medical College. She completed her residency training at Westlake Hospital. Dr. Krishna (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatology
2500 W Higgins Road; Suite 940
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Kolton specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Hoffman Estates, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kolton's areas of expertise include the following: warts, nail issues, and mole removal. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kolton attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Skin Cancer, Nail Issues, Mole Removal, Rashes, Hair Loss, Allergy Testing, ... (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.