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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 is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Chaudhary's clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology and pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Miller's clinical interests encompass rheumatoid arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Miller attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. 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 has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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

Dr. Prashant Singri is a surgical dermatologist. He obtained his medical school training at Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Singri's clinical interests include phototherapy (light therapy), academic dermatology, and contact dermatitis. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Singri is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Skin Issues, Psoriasis, Botox Injection, Laser Hair Removal, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bonita Alexander is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Alexander is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Alexander 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. She speaks Spanish.

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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 is a pediatric neurologist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Her areas of expertise include neurological disorders. 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. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Rubin attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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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
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Klein-Gitelman obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She has received the distinction of 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. Dr. Klein-Gitelman 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. Megan L Curran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Megan Curran practices pediatric rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Curran include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Curran is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed her residency at Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Curran speaks Spanish. She 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. 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 professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Marinko trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for his residency. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Marinko's 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' medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Katsamakis's clinical interests: MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), multiple sclerosis (MS), and skin biopsy. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

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

Dr. Bruce Kolton is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). He works in Hoffman Estates, IL. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kolton trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolton include warts, nail issues, and mole removal. Dr. Kolton's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Meena Krishna practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krishna include diabetes, pap test, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Krishna is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Westlake Hospital, Dr. Krishna attended Coimbatore Medical College for medical school. Dr. Krishna (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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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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.