We found 12 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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Chaudhary performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chaudhary accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

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

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

Dr. Laura Goldstein's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. Dr. Goldstein's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Goldstein performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein 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. Sara Star Nussbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
880 W. Central Road; Suite 4200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Sara Star is a specialist in adolescent medicine. In Dr. Star's practice, she is particularly interested in sleep disorders, celiac disease, and allergies. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Star's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Breastfeeding Issues

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

Dr. Jennifer Rubin practices pediatric neurology in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rubin include neurological disorders. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. She studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Rubin is 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), transverse myelitis

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Transverse Myelitis, 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's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. In her practice, Dr. Klein-Gitelman focuses on lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Klein-Gitelman studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Klein-Gitelman completed a residency program at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Klein-Gitelman welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a pediatric rheumatologist in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Curran speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Curran include rheumatic diseases. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Curran attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed her residency training at Miami Children's Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Marinko is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's residency program. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marinko has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Prashant Singri's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Singri average 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Singri include alopecia areata, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Singri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Singri's education and training includes medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Susan Liebovitz works as a dermatologist in Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liebovitz include laser hair removal, rosacea, and moles. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Liebovitz's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Moles, Psoriasis, Botox Injection, Laser Hair Removal, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Rosacea, Acne, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Katsamakis is a neurologist. His areas of expertise include the following: MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), multiple sclerosis (MS), and skin biopsy. Dr. Katsamakis is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Katsamakis is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Katsamakis is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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 rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, nail issues, and mole removal. Dr. Kolton is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kolton accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Kolton performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, 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)

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

Dr. Konstantinos Kostas' area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: seizure disorders, cancer, and stroke. Dr. Kostas takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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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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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