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We found 45 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Westchester, IL.

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

Dr. Nicole Richman's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise consist of arthritis and scleroderma. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Richman attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Richman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

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

Dr. Angelica Kathleen Gierut, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Angelica Gierut works as an adult rheumatologist in Maywood, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. Her clinical interests include connective tissue disorders and autoimmune disorders. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Gierut attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Connective Tissue Disorders

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

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary practices adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Chaudhary average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chaudhary's areas of expertise include the following: vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chaudhary is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency.

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

Dr. Anna Stanislaus' medical specialty is adult rheumatology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Stanislaus accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She welcomes new patients. She attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. Laura Gregg, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Loyola University Medical Center Suite 54
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Laura Gregg practices adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Gregg's clinical interests include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Autoimmune Disorders, Giant Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Brinda P Joshi, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Brinda Joshi's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Joshi include knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Joshi has an open panel. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Joshi trained 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. Rochella Abaygar Ostrowski, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Rochella Ostrowski is a rheumatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ostrowski include psoriatic arthritis, myositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Ostrowski is affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Ostrowski trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rodney Tehrani, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Rodney Tehrani works as an adult rheumatologist in Maywood, IL and Hines, IL. His areas of expertise consist of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). Dr. Tehrani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tehrani completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Giant Cell Arteritis

Dr. Diana Segalite Sandler, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
911 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Diana Sandler's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Sandler attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her clinical interests encompass joint pain, autoimmune disorders, and gout. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandler honors. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Joint Pain, Gout, Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. Melissa Rose Briones, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Luhs Department of Medicine
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Melissa Briones' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Briones's clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and myositis. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. G Wendell Richmond, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Immunology
908 North Elm Street; Suite 205
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. G. Richmond works as an allergist and immunologist. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Richmond is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Lee Lichtenberg's specialty is adult rheumatology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Lichtenberg's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Lichtenberg's professional affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. John A Robinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. John Robinson's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Robinson include arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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

Dr. Eric Munn is an adult rheumatology specialist. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Munn include joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Munn is 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. Vinod Kumar Bansal, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1201 W. Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Vinod Bansal is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Before completing his residency at SMS Medical College & Attached Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Bansal attended medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bansal include polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Chronic Kidney Disease, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Dr. Manish Prabhakar Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Manish Kapadia is a neurophysiologist and neurologist in Naperville, IL, Glen Ellyn, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Dr. Kapadia attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. Dr. Kapadia takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes 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)

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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.