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We found 45 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Westmont, IL.

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

Dr. Nicole Richman sees patients in Westmont, IL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: arthritis and scleroderma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Richman obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her 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
2340 South Highland Avenue; Suite 160
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Brook Terrace, IL, and Lombard, IL. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Chaudhary trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. His areas of expertise include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Chaudhary has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to 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 works as an adult rheumatologist. She attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In her practice, Dr. Stanislaus focuses on osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Stanislaus is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting 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
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Laura Gregg works as an adult rheumatologist in Burr Ridge, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Maywood, IL. These areas are among Dr. Gregg's clinical interests: myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Gregg's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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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. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. These areas are among Dr. Joshi's clinical interests: knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Rochella Ostrowski is a rheumatologist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Hines, IL. Her clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, myositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ostrowski takes. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Ostrowski completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 N Elm Street; Suite 205
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. G. Richmond is a specialist in allergy and immunology. He works in Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Richmond's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Eric J Munn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
911 N. Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Eric Munn works as a rheumatologist in Hinsdale, IL and Woodridge, IL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Munn has a special interest in joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. 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: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Joint Pain, Arthritis, Lupus

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. Dr. Hoscheit is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hoscheit is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He welcomes 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. Manish Prabhakar Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Manish Kapadia sees patients in Naperville, IL, Glen Ellyn, IL, and Plainfield, IL. His medical specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Kapadia attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kapadia's office for an appointment.

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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. Clarence William Brown Jr., MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
8110 S Cass Avenue
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Clarence Brown is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, moles, and acne. Dr. Brown has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Brown (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Russian. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Her areas of expertise include neurological disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for her residency. Dr. Rubin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Neurological Disorders

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

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman is a pediatric rheumatology specialist. Patients gave Dr. Klein-Gitelman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Klein-Gitelman include lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Vassilios Dimitropoulos works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Darien, IL and Skokie, IL. His areas of expertise include warts, chemical peels, and moles. Dr. Dimitropoulos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Dimitropoulos attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Dimitropoulos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Deirdre Ita De Ranieri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
1200 S. York Street; Suite 3190
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Deirdre De Ranieri's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Her areas of clinical interest consist of uveitis, lupus, and vasculitis. Dr. De Ranieri accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Uveitis, Lupus, Vasculitis

Dr. Marc A Fallah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 204
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Marc Fallah's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fallah's areas of expertise include heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Fallah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Celiac ... (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.