We found 35 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 is an adult rheumatology specialist in Westmont, IL. Dr. Richman is especially interested in arthritis and scleroderma. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended medical school 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 an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Richman welcomes 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 medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Rhew attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rhew takes. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Autoimmune Disorders

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

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary is an adult rheumatologist in Schaumburg, IL and Oak Brook Terrace, IL. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Chaudhary's areas of expertise include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chaudhary is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. 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. G Wendell Richmond, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Immunology
908 North Elm Street; Suite 205
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. G. Richmond practices allergy and immunology in Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Richmond attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Richmond average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Richmond has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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. Anna Adenine Stanislaus, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Anna Stanislaus' specialty is adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Stanislaus accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Stanislaus completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Stanislaus is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis, Lupus

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

Dr. Michael Sams is a medical specialist in physical therapy and adult rheumatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Sams is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. Her clinical interests include knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. Dr. Joshi is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. 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. His areas of expertise include joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Munn honors. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Munn trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Hoscheit's clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hoscheit is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is accepting 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. James W Schroeder II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. James Schroeder practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schroeder at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Schroeder attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Schroeder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Arthritis, Tonsil ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina G Gutierrez Steil, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
125 W. 2nd Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Christina Steil's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Steil (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. Dr. Steil's clinical interests include warts, facial problems, and cancer screening. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Steil attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steil accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Dermabrasion, Injectable Fillers, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Rosacea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 310
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Losavio is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Losavio is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is accepting 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. Eva Lucyna Pilcher, MD
Specializes in Neurology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Eva Pilcher is a Hinsdale, IL physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her clinical interests include myasthenia gravis, cervical (neck) spine problems, and stroke. Dr. Pilcher honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She speaks Polish. Dr. Pilcher is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Headache, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Back Pain, Parkinson's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Alfred McCoyd, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Matthew McCoyd practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Burr Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Dr. McCoyd has indicated that his clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS), intraoperative monitoring, and electromyography (EMG). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Intraoperative Monitoring, Neuromuscular Disorders

Dr. James Patrick Gagermeier, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. James Gagermeier is an adult pulmonology specialist in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. He is conversant in German. His clinical interests include lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Gagermeier is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gagermeier accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, ... (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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