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

Dr. Angelica Gierut works as an adult rheumatologist in Maywood, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. Her clinical interests include connective tissue disorders and autoimmune disorders. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Gierut attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Connective Tissue Disorders

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

Dr. Corinna Weckerle is a specialist in adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Dr. Weckerle's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Weckerle is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She welcomes 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. Subhash Kanubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 424
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Subhash Patel's areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Dekalb, IL. His clinical interests include dizziness, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Patel attended Rush Medical College and the University College London (UCL) Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for her residency. Dr. Jelinek's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Jelinek is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Oswald is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oswald has an open panel. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at MacNeal 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. Mircea Tudor Iacob, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Neurophysiology, Other
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 424
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Mircea Iacob's areas of specialization are vascular neurology and neurophysiology; he sees patients in Winfield, IL and Dekalb, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Iacob include cerebrovascular disease, sleep disorders, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Iacob attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Iacob's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Medina average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Medina include ulcers, celiac disease, and stomach cancer. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Medina speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Shrivastava obtained her medical school training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and Neta J. Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College & Hospital, Jabalpur and performed her residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include general neurology, seizure disorders, and multiple sclerosis (MS). She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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: , 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Dr. Zubair performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Zubair is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Zubair is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Carol Stream, IL. Dr. Campano has indicated that his clinical interests include heartburn, multiple sclerosis (MS), and liver disease. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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.