We found 37 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare near Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Dr. Nicole Cara Richman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Nicole Richman, who practices in Westmont, IL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise consist of arthritis and scleroderma. Dr. Richman is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Richman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Elisa Yang Mee Rhew, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Elisa Rhew's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Rhew is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Rhew attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Kamran A Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1s450 Summit Oaks; Suite 390
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary is an adult rheumatologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chaudhary include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Chaudhary is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chaudhary is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Pin Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Pin Lin works as a rheumatologist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Lin attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting 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. Anna Adenine Stanislaus, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Anna Stanislaus, who practices in Westmont, IL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Stanislaus attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stanislaus include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. She 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Vascular Disease

Dr. Michael L Sams, MD
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 340
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Michael Sams specializes in physical therapy and adult rheumatology. Dr. Sams's areas of clinical interest consist of lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sams's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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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
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Brinda Joshi works as a rheumatologist in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Joshi takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General 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. G Wendell Richmond, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Immunology
908 North Elm Street; Suite 205
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. G. Richmond is a specialist in allergy and immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Richmond include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Richmond takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Richmond attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, autoimmune disorders, Sjogren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Allergies, Hives, HIV/AIDS, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric J Munn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
911 N. Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Eric Munn is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus. Patient reviews placed Dr. Munn at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hoscheit's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Manish Prabhakar Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 180
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Manish Kapadia's specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. Dr. Kapadia is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kapadia trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kapadia is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to 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. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 310
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Losavio is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Losavio attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Losavio's professional affiliations include 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. Marc A Fallah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 204
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Marc Fallah specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fallah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Fallah include heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Fallah is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. He is in-network for 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. Rafael Piedra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Rafael Piedra is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Piedra include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Piedra's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Piedra average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piedra is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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. Niraj K Ajmere, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Niraj Ajmere practices adult gastroenterology in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Ajmere is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ajmere's areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, pancreas problems, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ajmere graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold L Mozwecz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Harold Mozwecz specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mozwecz's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Mozwecz 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)

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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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