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We found 10 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Palos Heights, IL.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
15300 West Avenue; Suite 22 S.
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Fariha Kausar is a rheumatologist. Dr. Kausar takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Kausar (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. May J Chow, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. May Chow is a surgical dermatology specialist in Olympia Fields, IL and Chicago Heights, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Chow a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: phototherapy (light therapy), hair problems, and psoriasis. She honors TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Chow speaks Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Chow is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheuk W Yung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
15300 West Avenue; Suite 120 South
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Cheuk Yung is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. He has a special interest in nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Yung is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Yung is conversant in Chinese. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center. Dr. Yung is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
16105 S La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Kenneth Bielinski is a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and mohs skin cancer surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Bielinski is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. He is professionally affiliated with Advocate Christ Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of Color

Dr. Shirley Jean-Baptiste, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
15300 West Avenue; Suite 120 South
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Shirley Jean-Baptiste is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for her residency. Dr. Jean-Baptiste's clinical interests include psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and skin cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Jean-Baptiste average 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jean-Baptiste takes. She speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jean-Baptiste's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Psoriasis, Eczema, Botox Injection, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry
12251 S. 80th Avenue
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Yasemin Ozcan's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ozcan include lymphedema. Dr. Ozcan takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Ozcan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Electromyography, Hip Pain, Botox Injection, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Multiple ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatology, Internal Medicine
16105 S Lagrange Road
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Mona Gandhi is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist in Oakbrook Ter, IL and Orland Park, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: allergy skin testing, nail issues, and biopsy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Gandhi is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Dr. Gandhi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Botox Injection, Biopsy, Skin Cancer, Allergy Skin Testing, Laser Treatment, Nail ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Itkin, MD
Specializes in Neurology
11824 Southwest Highway; Suite 100
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Arthur Itkin is a neurologist in Palos Heights, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Itkin's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Itkin accepts. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Itkin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
15300 West Avenue; Suite 120
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. John Fox, who practices in Orland Park, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. His clinical interests include phototherapy (light therapy), psoriasis, and birthmark. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fox at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fox accepts. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Fox attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Fox's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, Phototherapy

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Specializes in Physiatry
12251 S. 80th Avenue
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Shin is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Palos Heights, IL. Dr. Shin is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Shin is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Electromyography, Hip Pain, Botox Injection, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Multiple ... (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.