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We found 3 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept HAP Senior Plus HMO near Canton, MI.

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Dr. Nawaf Husain Murshed, MD
Specializes in Neurology
6300 N. Haggerty Road; Suite 210
Canton, MI
 

Dr. Nawaf Murshed, who practices in Monroe, MI, Taylor, MI, and Canton, MI, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: brain hemorrhage, spinal cord injuries, and myasthenia gravis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Murshed obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

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Dr. Omar Imtiaz Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
6300 N. Haggerty Road; Suite 210
Canton, MI
 

Dr. Omar Ahmad's specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include brain hemorrhage, spinal cord injuries, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Ahmad is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Ahmad is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

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Dr. Andrea Elizabeth Schrieber, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
285 N Lilley Road
Canton, MI
 

Dr. Andrea Schrieber is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist in Canton, MI and Brighton, MI. Before performing her residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center, Dr. Schrieber attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schrieber's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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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.