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 is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Lin attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes 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 a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weckerle include raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Dr. Weckerle has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weckerle takes. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Weckerle is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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' areas of specialization are physical therapy and adult rheumatology. Dr. Sams studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to 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 an adult rheumatology specialist in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Warrenville, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include connective tissue disorders and autoimmune disorders. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Gierut honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gierut's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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 an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Joshi attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Dr. Joshi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting 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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoscheit include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Hoscheit is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoscheit has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He 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). After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Remlinger's areas of expertise consist of phototherapy (light therapy), psoriasis, and eczema. She honors 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. Dr. Remlinger is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Manish Kapadia is a neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Kapadia completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He 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. 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. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Oswald's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oswald honors. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at MacNeal Hospital. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Oswald is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Berggren's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include acne, psoriasis, and varicose veins. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Berggren graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Marc Fallah is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Fallah's clinical interests: heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Fallah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Fallah is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Rafael Piedra practices adult gastroenterology in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Piedra's clinical interests include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before completing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Dr. Piedra attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piedra accepts 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: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andelka Losavio's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Losavio's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to 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. 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 areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Mozwecz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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 medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Ali honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His 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. Jennifer L Ahmadian, MD
Specializes in Neurology
636 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Ahmadian's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Ahmadian is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS), and seizures. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmadian accepts. She has an open panel. Before completing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Ahmadian attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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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.