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We found 9 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 sees patients in Winfield, IL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. 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. Dr. Weckerle's areas of expertise include raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Patient ratings for Dr. Weckerle average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weckerle is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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

Dr. Subhash Patel sees patients in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Dekalb, IL. His medical specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Rush Medical College and the University College London (UCL) Medical School. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Katherine Jelinek is an adult gastroenterology specialist. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jelinek honors. Dr. Jelinek obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Mircea Iacob, who practices in Winfield, IL and Dekalb, IL, is a medical specialist in vascular neurology and neurophysiology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Iacob is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebrovascular Disease

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. Dr. Oswald has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oswald takes. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Oswald is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Heliodoro Medina practices adult gastroenterology in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Medina honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Medina graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Ulcers, Stomach Cancer, Celiac Disease, Pancreatic Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Archana Shrivastava's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and Neta J. Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College & Hospital, Jabalpur. She trained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shrivastava is an in-network provider for 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: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Seizure Disorders

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

Dr. Lee Campano is a Carol Stream, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Campano's areas of expertise consist of heartburn, multiple sclerosis (MS), and liver disease. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

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

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

Dr. Sharif Zubair is a gastroenterologist in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. His areas of expertise include ulcers, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. Dr. Zubair is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Zubair's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zubair accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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