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We found 20 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. Dr. Lin has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lin is conversant in Mandarin.

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

Dr. Michael Sams is a physical therapy and adult rheumatology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Sams honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joshi takes. Her education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Joshi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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. Ashish C Bhatia, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2155 Citigate Lane; Suite 225
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ashish Bhatia is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Bhatia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: academic dermatology, nail issues, and contact dermatitis. Dr. Bhatia's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Bhatia attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Aultman Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Chicago Super Doctors; American Medical Association's Physician's Recognition Award; and Society of Academic Emergency Medicine's Award for Excellence in Emergency Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. James John Herrmann, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
199 Town Square, Suite A; 2nd Floor
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. James Herrmann is a specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herrmann include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and psoriasis. Dr. Herrmann's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Herrmann accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Herpes, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Hair Problems, Tattoo Removal, Birthmark, Laser ... (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). Dr. Remlinger attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among her clinical interests: phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Remlinger is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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 is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Hoscheit completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Manish Kapadia practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kapadia graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kapadia is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electrophysiological Study, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Laura Oswald sees patients in Wheaton, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Oswald has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oswald takes. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Oswald is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Kelle Berggren's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Berggren include acne, psoriasis, and varicose veins. Dr. Berggren is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berggren is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Gunilla Sigrid Carlsson-Thorn, MD
Specializes in Dermatology, Internal Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Gunilla Carlsson-Thorn is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Carlsson-Thorn takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Injectable Fillers, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Laser Treatment, Psoriasis, Botox ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Patrick Conrad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
199 Town Square; Suite A
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Edward Conrad is a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and surgical dermatologist. Dr. Conrad's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include phototherapy (light therapy), psoriasis, and birthmark. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Conrad takes. Dr. Conrad graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Injectable Fillers, Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Piedra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Rafael Piedra practices adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Piedra's clinical interests include heartburn, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Piedra graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Piedra average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Harold Mozwecz is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Mozwecz honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Ahmadian, who practices in Naperville, IL, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmadian include multiple sclerosis (MS), seizures, and headache. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahmadian average 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Ahmadian attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ahmadian is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Seizures

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

Dr. Marc Fallah's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fallah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Fallah is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fallah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, ... (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.