We found 19 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Naperville, IL.

Dr. Pin Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N. Winfiled Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Pin Lin specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Winfield, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. She speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Lin completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin honors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Corinna Elisabeth Sophie Weckerle, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
27650 Ferry Road
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Corinna Weckerle is an adult rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Weckerle include raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weckerle's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Raynaud's, Sjogren's Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael L Sams, MD
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Adult Rheumatology
1020 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Michael Sams works as a physical therapist and rheumatologist in Naperville, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has a special interest in lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Sams honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Angelica Kathleen Gierut, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
27650 Ferry Road
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Angelica Gierut is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Gierut's areas of expertise include the following: connective tissue disorders and autoimmune disorders. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Connective Tissue Disorders

Dr. Brinda P Joshi, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1020 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Brinda Joshi's specialty is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Joshi include knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Joshi performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joshi honors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Osteopathic Medicine, Knee Problems, Trigger Point Injections, Lupus, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoscheit include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hoscheit has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Ann Remlinger, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kathleen Remlinger's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). She has indicated that her clinical interests include phototherapy (light therapy), psoriasis, and eczema. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Remlinger attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Remlinger is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Issues, Psoriasis, Phototherapy

Dr. Laura A Oswald, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Laura Oswald works as a family medicine practitioner in Wheaton, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient ratings for Dr. Oswald average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She obtained her medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Oswald is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio, who practices in Lisle, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Losavio's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Losavio welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelle L Berggren, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
199 Town Square; Suite A
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Kelle Berggren practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Wheaton, IL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Berggren include acne, psoriasis, and varicose veins. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Berggren is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Laser Treatment, Skin Issues, Psoriasis, Varicose Veins, Hives, Acne

Dr. Manish Prabhakar Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
636 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Manish Kapadia's medical specialty is neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kapadia accepts. Dr. Kapadia is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Kapadia has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Electrophysiological Study, Autoimmune Disorders, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold L Mozwecz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Harold Mozwecz's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mozwecz's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafi Mohammed Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Rafi Ali's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Ali accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer L Ahmadian, MD
Specializes in Neurology
636 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Ahmadian practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is especially interested in seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS), and seizures. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahmadian is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ahmadian studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Seizure Disorders, Seizures

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Alan Wang is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include celiac disease and nutrition issues. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Wang attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. William Mourad sees patients in Naperville, IL and Downers Grove, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mourad trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Pancreatic ... (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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