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We found 11 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept HFN PPO 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. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chaudhary include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Chaudhary accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Chaudhary is open to new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy & immunology and pediatric rheumatology; he sees patients in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Miller include rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Miller's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Miller attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Alexander trained at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor; Golden Apple Award, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (Chicago, Illinois); and Abby Prince Award for Outstanding Resident Contribution. Dr. Alexander is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jennifer Rubin's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Rubin is especially interested in neurological disorders. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Rubin studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Neurological Disorders

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

Dr. Megan Curran is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology. She works in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Her areas of expertise include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Curran accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Miami Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Curran is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

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

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

Dr. Prashant Singri specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Schaumburg, IL. His areas of expertise include alopecia areata, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Singri takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Singri attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 specialty is pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Klein-Gitelman's clinical interests encompass 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. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Klein-Gitelman completed her residency training at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Klein-Gitelman average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has received the following distinction: 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Chicago, IL. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Marinko is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marinko's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Katsamakis attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), multiple sclerosis (MS), and skin biopsy. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katsamakis takes. He is 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 works as a general internist in Hoffman Estates, IL and Palatine, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krishna is a graduate of Coimbatore Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Westlake Hospital. Dr. Krishna (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Patients gave Dr. Kolton an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, nail issues, and mole removal. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kolton takes. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Kolton trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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.