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We found 4 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare near Evansville, IN.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
421 Chestnut Street
Evansville, IN
 

Dr. Jeffrey Moore is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moore include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. The average patient rating for Dr. Moore is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moore accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Naji Halim Tawfik, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
Evansville, IN
 

Dr. Naji Tawfik is a pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology specialist. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Tawfik is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tawfik takes.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
Evansville, IN
 

Dr. Charles Hudson specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology and practices in Evansville, IN. His areas of expertise include academic dermatology, nail issues, and phototherapy (light therapy). Dr. Hudson is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hudson is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
421 Chestnut Street
Evansville, IN
 

Dr. Jon Davis is a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist in Evansville, IN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davis include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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.