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We found 62 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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richman include arthritis and scleroderma. Dr. Richman is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She 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.

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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 is a physician who specializes in 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 accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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.

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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. Laura Gregg, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Laura Gregg sees patients in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gregg include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). Dr. Gregg is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Gregg attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, and 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. Rochella Abaygar Ostrowski, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Rochella Ostrowski practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Ostrowski's areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, myositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Ostrowski is affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Anna Stanislaus is an adult rheumatology specialist in Westmont, IL. After attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Stanislaus is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Vascular Disease, Arthritis, Lupus

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

Dr. Diana Sandler is an adult rheumatology specialist in Hinsdale, IL and Evanston, IL. Her areas of expertise include joint pain, autoimmune disorders, and gout. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Sandler's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Sandler is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

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

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

Dr. G. Richmond sees patients in Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialties are allergy and immunology. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richmond include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Richmond is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Richmond is 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. Brinda P Joshi, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Brinda Joshi specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Joshi attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. 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.

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

Dr. Eric Munn practices adult rheumatology. He obtained his medical school training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. His clinical interests include joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus. Patient ratings for Dr. Munn average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Munn 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. Clarence William Brown Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
8110 S. Cass Avenue
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Clarence Brown's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Brown performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His clinical interests include warts, moles, and acne. The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brown welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Vassilios Dimitropoulos practices MOHS-micrographic surgery in Darien, IL and Skokie, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, moles, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Dimitropoulos honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Dimitropoulos attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Dimitropoulos (or staff) speaks Serbian, Spanish, and Greek.

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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. 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 professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hoscheit takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Celiac ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Manish Kapadia works as a neurologist. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kapadia completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kapadia is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electrophysiological Study, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Rubin is a pediatric neurologist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Her areas of expertise include neurological disorders. Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Rubin attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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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 specialist in pediatric rheumatology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Klein-Gitelman obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She has received the distinction of 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. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Samantha Bader Conrad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite #430
La Grange Highlands, IL
 

Dr. Samantha Conrad, who practices in La Grange, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Conrad include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and hair problems. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Conrad is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Laser ... (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.