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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's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: brain hemorrhage, spinal cord injuries, and myasthenia gravis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murshed honors. Dr. Murshed graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Murshed trained at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Murshed 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. Omar Imtiaz Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
6300 N. Haggerty Road; Suite 210
Canton, MI
 

Dr. Omar Ahmad is a physician who specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Ahmad's clinical interests include brain hemorrhage, spinal cord injuries, and myasthenia gravis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Ahmad's professional affiliations include 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 Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
285 N Lilley Road
Canton, MI
 

Dr. Andrea Schrieber's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schrieber takes. Before completing her residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center, Dr. Schrieber attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Dermatology Specialists, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, ... (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.