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 is an adult rheumatologist in Westmont, IL. Dr. Richman's areas of expertise include the following: arthritis and scleroderma. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for her residency. 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 rheumatology specialist in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Brook Terrace, IL, and Lombard, IL. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Chaudhary performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His areas of expertise include the following: vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chaudhary's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting 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. Anna Adenine Stanislaus, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Anna Stanislaus is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stanislaus include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Stanislaus is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She 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 a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Burr Ridge, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Maywood, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gregg include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). Dr. Gregg is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gregg graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency.

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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 specialty is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Joshi include knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Joshi attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Dr. Joshi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. 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. Rochella Abaygar Ostrowski, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Rochella Ostrowski works as a rheumatologist. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, myositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Ostrowski is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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. Rodney Tehrani, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Rodney Tehrani, who practices in Maywood, IL and Hines, IL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tehrani include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). He is professionally affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). 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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tehrani accepts.

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

Dr. G. Richmond is an allergist and immunologist in Hinsdale, IL. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Richmond's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO. 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. John A Robinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. John Robinson is a specialist in adult rheumatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Robinson honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

All Interests: Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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

Dr. Melissa Briones, who practices in Maywood, IL and River Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Briones's areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and myositis. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Briones is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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)

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

Dr. Lee Lichtenberg is an adult rheumatology specialist in Geneva, IL, Maywood, IL, and Hines, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lichtenberg's clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Lichtenberg honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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 an adult rheumatology specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus. Dr. Munn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Munn obtained his medical school training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His areas of clinical interest consist of polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Bansal is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at SMS Medical College, Jaipur and performed his residency at SMS Medical College & Attached Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Bansal's 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 is a neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Kapadia completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting 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 neurology specialist. In her practice, Dr. Rubin focuses on neurological disorders. Dr. Rubin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Rubin attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. 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. Lena Brice Palmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Lena Palmer is a Maywood, IL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In her practice, Dr. Palmer focuses on celiac disease, malabsorption, and nutrition issues. Dr. Palmer takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Weight Loss, Malabsorption

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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.