We found 27 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept WellPoint near Wheaton, IL.

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Dr. Elisa Yang Mee Rhew, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Elisa Rhew is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Rhew attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Rhew's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, inflammatory arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Inflammatory Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. Corinna Elisabeth Sophie Weckerle, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Corinna Weckerle practices adult rheumatology in Warrenville, IL and Winfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weckerle include raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weckerle accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Weckerle attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Raynaud's, Sjogren's Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric J Munn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Eric Munn is a specialist in adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave Dr. Munn a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He 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. Before completing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Munn attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

Dr. Angelica Kathleen Speyer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Angelica Gierut sees patients in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She has a special interest in connective tissue disorders and autoimmune disorders. Dr. Gierut is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Connective Tissue Disorders

Dr. Pin Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Pin Lin practices adult rheumatology. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lin's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael L Sams, MD
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 340
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Michael Sams is a medical specialist in physical therapy and adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sams include lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Sams is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Brinda P Joshi, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1020 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Brinda Joshi's specialty is adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Joshi studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Joshi's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She 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. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Hoscheit is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hoscheit completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit is accepting 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. Norman A Aliga, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic; 26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Norman Aliga is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. His clinical interests include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. Dr. Aliga accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aliga's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Aliga (or staff) speaks Filipino and Ilocano.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Amputee ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelle L Berggren, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
199 Town Square; Suite A
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Kelle Berggren's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Berggren include acne, psoriasis, and varicose veins. Dr. Berggren's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Berggren's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Laser Treatment, Skin Issues, Psoriasis, Varicose Veins, Hives, Acne

Dr. Subhash Kanubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 424
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Subhash Patel specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include dizziness, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and the University College London (UCL) Medical School and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Patel accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Dementia, Epilepsy, Headache, Electromyography, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Losavio honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Losavio's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Her practice is open to new patients.

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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
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 180
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Manish Kapadia is a neurophysiologist and neurologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kapadia include cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Kapadia has an open panel.

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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. Marc A Fallah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Marc Fallah is an adult gastroenterologist in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Fallah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fallah include heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Fallah has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Rafi Mohammed Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Rafi Ali, who practices in Naperville, IL, Lisle, IL, and Downers Grove, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Ali's training includes a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. His clinical interests include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ali's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Mircea Tudor Iacob, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Neurophysiology, Other
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 424
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Mircea Iacob works as a vascular neurologist and neurophysiologist in Winfield, IL and Dekalb, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: cerebrovascular disease, sleep disorders, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Iacob accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Iacob's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. For his residency, Dr. Iacob trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebrovascular ... (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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