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We found 17 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Open Access near Hoffman Estates, IL.

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

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary specializes in adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Chaudhary is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Chaudhary attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Chaudhary's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Prashant Singri, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
25 E Schaumburg Road; Suite 101
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Prashant Singri is a surgical dermatology specialist in Schaumburg, IL. Dr. Singri graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Singri trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include phototherapy (light therapy), academic dermatology, and contact dermatitis. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singri is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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. Laura Gail Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2260 West Higgins Road; Suite 201
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Laura Goldstein is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She works in Lake Forest, IL, Glenview, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Goldstein completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldstein average 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Goldstein has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Rubin is a specialist in pediatric neurology. In her practice, Dr. Rubin focuses on neurological disorders. Dr. Rubin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Rubin attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin's professional affiliations include 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. Megan L Curran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Megan Curran's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. Her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Curran attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Curran speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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. 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 medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Her clinical interests encompass lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman's hospital/clinic 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. She trained at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Klein-Gitelman is rated highly by her patients. 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. 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. Michael Steven Marinko, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
935 Beisner Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Michael Marinko sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marinko takes. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Marinko's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Marinko's 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. Jeffrey S Altman, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1100 W Central Road; Suite 200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Altman specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Altman's areas of expertise include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Altman is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Altman (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Ukrainian. Dr. Altman's professional affiliations include Mercy Health System and Northwest Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott David Glazer, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
1430 N. Arlington Heights Road; Suite 213
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Scott Glazer specializes in dermatological immunology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology and practices in Buffalo Grove, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Dr. Glazer's areas of expertise include the following: hair problems, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Patients rated Dr. Glazer highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology
2500 W Higgins Road; Suite 1040
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Susan Liebovitz, who practices in Hoffman Estates, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and dermatopathology. Clinical interests for Dr. Liebovitz include hair problems, rosacea, and moles. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Liebovitz is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Liebovitz completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Hair Problems, Rosacea, Restylane, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (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). He works in Hoffman Estates, IL, Barrington, IL, and Rolling Meadows, IL. He has a special interest in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), multiple sclerosis (MS), and skin biopsy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Katsamakis at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Katsamakis 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

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

Dr. Bruce Kolton works as a dermatologist in Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Kolton is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include warts, nail issues, and mole removal. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kolton honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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. Alka Madan, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2500 W Higgins Road; Suite 1040
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Alka Madan's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology; she sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL. These areas are among Dr. Madan's clinical interests: nail issues, hair problems, and spider veins. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at POH Regional Medical Center, Dr. Madan attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Hair Problems, Spider Veins, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey J Berti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
2 Executive Court
South Barrington, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Berti sees patients in Willowbrook, IL and Barrington, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. Dr. Berti is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berti graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Konstantinos D Kostas, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 610, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Konstantinos Kostas practices psychology. These areas are among Dr. Kostas's clinical interests: seizure disorders, cancer, and stroke. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, 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: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Seizure Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1430 N Arlington Heights Road; Suite 213
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Keith Kozeny practices pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and surgical dermatology in Buffalo Grove, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Kozeny is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and hair problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kozeny takes.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin ... (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.