We found 36 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept CIGNA Plans near Westmont, IL.

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

Dr. Nicole Richman is a rheumatologist. In her practice, Dr. Richman focuses on arthritis and scleroderma. Dr. Richman takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for 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. Anna Adenine Stanislaus, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Anna Stanislaus' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. In her practice, Dr. Stanislaus focuses on osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. 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. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases

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. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus. Dr. Munn's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Munn honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and a graduate of Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Joint Pain, Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases

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

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Chaudhary's clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Chaudhary is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Depression, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. G. Richmond works as an allergist and immunologist. Dr. Richmond studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Richmond takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, 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. Brinda P Joshi, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Brinda Joshi is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Joshi include knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. Dr. Joshi honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to 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. Clarence W Brown Jr., MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
8110 S Cass Avenue
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Clarence Brown is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include warts, moles, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Brown performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Peak Rubin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Rubin specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Rubin's clinical interests include neurological disorders. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), transverse myelitis

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Transverse Myelitis, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman practices pediatric rheumatology. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Klein-Gitelman include lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Klein-Gitelman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Klein-Gitelman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoscheit is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hoscheit completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hoscheit has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit's practice is open to 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. John Maddalozzo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Maddalozzo is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Maddalozzo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Maddalozzo at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Maddalozzo's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Tonsillectomy, Inflammation

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). His areas of expertise include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Schroeder attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Schroeder is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schroeder takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

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

Dr. Vassilios A Dimitropoulos, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
8110 S. Cass Avenue
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Vassilios Dimitropoulos is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dimitropoulos include warts, chemical peels, and moles. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Dimitropoulos's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Dimitropoulos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christina Gutierrez is a dermatologist in Hinsdale, IL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include warts, facial problems, and cancer screening. Dr. Gutierrez is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gutierrez honors. Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Gutierrez attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Gutierrez (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. These areas are among Dr. Losavio's clinical interests: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Losavio is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Manish Kapadia practices neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Naperville, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Kapadia attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. Dr. Kapadia is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Kapadia 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)

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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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