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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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Brook Terrace, IL, and Lombard, IL. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Chaudhary trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. His areas of expertise include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Chaudhary has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice 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. 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). Her clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. Patient reviews placed Dr. Goldstein at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Goldstein has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes 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 an adolescent medicine specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, celiac disease, and allergies. Dr. Star's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Star attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Star has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Her areas of expertise include neurological disorders. 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. Rubin graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for her residency. Dr. Rubin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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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 pediatric rheumatology specialist in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Curran accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before performing her residency at Miami Children's Hospital, Dr. Curran attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. Dr. Curran is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). He works in Schaumburg, IL. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Singri include alopecia areata, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Singri is closed to new patients at this time. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Singri trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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 is a pediatric rheumatology specialist. Patients gave Dr. Klein-Gitelman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Klein-Gitelman include lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has received professional recognition including the following: 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. She is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Marinko's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He 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)

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

Dr. Bruce Kolton's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Kolton's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, nail issues, and mole removal. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kolton 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. George Katsamakis, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3701 Algonquin Road; Suite 800
Rolling Meadows, IL
 

Dr. George Katsamakis' area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Katsamakis attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Katsamakis has indicated that 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. He honors 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

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

Dr. Susan Liebovitz practices dermatology (skin disorders). She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include laser hair removal, rosacea, and moles. Dr. Liebovitz is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Liebovitz's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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

Dr. Konstantinos Kostas specializes in psychology and practices in Chicago, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His clinical interests include seizure disorders, cancer, and stroke. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kostas takes. 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.