We found 42 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, 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. Kamran A Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1 South 450 Summit Avenue; Suite 390
Oak Brook 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. 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. Laura Gregg, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Loyola University Medical Center Suite 54
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Laura Gregg is an adult rheumatology specialist in Burr Ridge, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Maywood, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gregg include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Gregg studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. Dr. Gregg honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Rodney Tehrani is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). His professional affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Tehrani's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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. Rochella Abaygar Ostrowski, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Rochella Ostrowski's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ostrowski include psoriatic arthritis, myositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Ostrowski trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is professionally affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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

Dr. Melissa Briones is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Maywood, IL and River Forest, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and myositis. Dr. Briones is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is professionally 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. John A Robinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. John Robinson specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Maywood, IL and Hines, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robinson include arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robinson accepts. 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

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

Dr. Lee Lichtenberg is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Geneva, IL, Maywood, IL, and Hines, IL. In his practice, Dr. Lichtenberg focuses on rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Lichtenberg's professional affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Lichtenberg is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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. Vinod Kumar Bansal, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1201 W. Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Vinod Bansal specializes in adult nephrology. He attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur and then went on to complete his residency at SMS Medical College & Attached Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Bansal has indicated that his clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bansal accepts. Dr. Bansal has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bansal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include 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'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. Jennifer Peak Rubin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Rubin is a pediatric neurologist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Rubin has a special interest in neurological disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubin honors. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Rubin is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 S First Avenue; (15750 Marion Dr. Homer Glen, Il. 60491)
Maywood, 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)

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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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