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

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

Dr. Corinna Weckerle sees patients in Warrenville, IL and Winfield, IL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Weckerle's clinical interests include raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Weckerle's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Eric J Munn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 202
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Eric Munn is an adult rheumatology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus. Dr. Munn's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Munn honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and a graduate of Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Joint Pain, Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases

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

Dr. Angelica Gierut is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Gierut attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of connective tissue disorders and autoimmune disorders. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gierut's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Connective Tissue Disorders

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

Dr. Pin Lin practices adult rheumatology in Winfield, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Lin a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Lin is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

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

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

Dr. Michael Sams' medical specialty is physical therapy and adult rheumatology. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Sams honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is 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. Brinda P Joshi, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1020 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Brinda Joshi is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Joshi include knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. Dr. Joshi honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoscheit is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hoscheit completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hoscheit has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit's practice is open to 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 specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Saint Charles, IL and Naperville, IL. Dr. Remlinger attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her areas of clinical interest consist of phototherapy (light therapy), psoriasis, and eczema. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Remlinger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cadence Health and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Kelle Berggren is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Berggren's clinical interests include acne, psoriasis, and varicose veins. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Berggren performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Andelka Losavio is an adult gastroenterology specialist. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. These areas are among Dr. Losavio's clinical interests: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Losavio is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Manish Kapadia practices neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Naperville, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Kapadia attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. Dr. Kapadia is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Kapadia is accepting new patients.

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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. Lauren Nicole Taglia, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Lauren Taglia's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Her clinical interests include rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. Dr. Taglia is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Taglia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Botox Injection, Juvederm, Rosacea, Acne, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc A Fallah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Marc Fallah's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Fallah (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fallah include heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fallah accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Rafi Ali is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Naperville, IL, Lisle, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ali include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ali (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Ali's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Laura Oswald's medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Oswald's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at MacNeal Hospital. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Oswald is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Jennifer L Ahmadian, MD
Specializes in Neurology
636 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Ahmadian is a neurologist. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahmadian's areas of expertise consist of seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS), and headache. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmadian is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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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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