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We found 10 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Choice Plus near Winfield, IL.

Dr. Corinna Elisabeth Sophie Weckerle, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 507
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Corinna Weckerle practices adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Weckerle's areas of expertise include raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weckerle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Angelica Gierut's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in connective tissue disorders and autoimmune disorders. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gierut graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gierut's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Connective Tissue Disorders

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

Dr. Subhash Patel, who practices in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Dekalb, IL, is a medical specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include dizziness, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended Rush Medical College and the University College London (UCL) Medical School and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Dementia, Nerve Conduction Studies, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Anne Jelinek, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Jelinek specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jelinek's clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Jelinek attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Laura A Oswald, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Laura Oswald sees patients in Wheaton, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Oswald is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing her residency at MacNeal Hospital, Dr. Oswald attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Oswald accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mircea Iacob is a physician who specializes in vascular neurology and neurophysiology. His areas of expertise include the following: cerebrovascular disease, sleep disorders, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Iacob is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Iacob has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Dr. Heliodoro Medina, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Heliodoro Medina's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Medina's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and stomach cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Medina completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Medina speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Ulcers, Stomach Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Archana Shrivastava, MD
Specializes in Neurology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 424
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Archana Shrivastava specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Winfield, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general neurology, seizure disorders, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Shrivastava is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and Neta J. Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College & Hospital, Jabalpur and a graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's residency program. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shrivastava's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Seizure Disorders

Dr. Sharif Zubair, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Sharif Zubair specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zubair include ulcers, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Zubair is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Ulcers, Celiac Disease, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee C Campano, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Lee Campano's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Campano include heartburn, multiple sclerosis (MS), and liver disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Campano is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Campano's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Autoimmune Disorders, Heartburn, ... (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.