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We found 5 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Priority Health near Canton, MI.

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

Dr. Nawaf Murshed is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Monroe, MI, Taylor, MI, and Canton, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain hemorrhage, spinal cord injuries, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Murshed takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Murshed's residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Aneurysm, Brain Hemorrhage, Arteriovenous Malformation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali A Berry, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
285 N Lilley Road
Canton, MI
 

Dr. Ali Berry is a dermatologist. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Berry (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Berry's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Melanoma

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

Dr. Omar Ahmad practices neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Ahmad obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: brain hemorrhage, spinal cord injuries, and myasthenia gravis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmad takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Aneurysm, Brain Hemorrhage, Arteriovenous Malformation, ... (Read more)

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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Schrieber accepts Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Moles, Psoriasis, Eczema, Skin Cancer, Acne, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Alan Jeffrey Bloch
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
12660; 10 Mile Road
Northville, MI
 

Dr. Alan Bloch works as a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist in Northville, MI, South Lyon, MI, and Farmington, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, sports health, and ankle surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bloch accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bloch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wounds, Contact Dermatitis, Fractures, Ankle ... (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.