We found 14 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Detroit, MI.

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Dr. Ilyes Benchaala, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4160 John R.; Suite 917
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Benchaala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. His areas of expertise include the following: myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Karmanos Cancer Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Myositis

Dr. Jose Luis Granda, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Harper Professional Building, Suite 917; 4160 John R
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Jose Granda's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Granda's areas of expertise include disc problems, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and lupus. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Disc Problems, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Crystal Renee Gardner-Martin, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7633 Jefferson; Suite 180
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Crystal Gardner-Martin, who practices in Livonia, MI and Detroit, MI, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her professional training, Dr. Gardner-Martin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Gardner-Martin include chronic kidney failure, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gardner-Martin is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and Garden City Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Avery Amit Arora, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
311 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Avery Arora practices hand surgery, general surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arora's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, amputees, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and St. John Providence Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cofinity, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Darius Ray Mehregan, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
4100 John R
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Darius Mehregan practices dermatopathology. Dr. Mehregan's areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, laser hair removal, and lupus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Children's Hospital of Michigan, and Karmanos Cancer Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehregan studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Birthmarks, Laser Treatment, Skin Issues, Lupus, Cutaneous T-Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Jerome Aronson, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
4646 John R
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Peter Aronson specializes in dermatopathology and practices in Troy, MI, Detroit, MI, and Sterling Heights, MI. His clinical interests encompass acne. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Aronson graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Aronson completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Skin Issues, Psoriasis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Acne

Dr. Alexandros Constantine Tselis, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4201 St Antoine; Suite 8a & 8b
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Alexandros Tselis is a specialist in pediatric neurology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in multiple sclerosis (MS). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Tselis attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Evanthia Bernitsas, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4201 St Antoine; Suite 8a & 8b
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Evanthia Bernitsas is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She has a special interest in multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Bernitsas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Children's Hospital of Michigan, and Karmanos Cancer Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Bernitsas (or staff) speaks Greek and French.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Alfred Eugene Baylor III, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Care, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
4160 John R; Suite 615
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Alfred Baylor is a physician who specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, wound care, and trauma surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baylor include intensive care, colon cancer, and graves disease. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Baylor is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Endoscopic Surgery, Cirrhosis, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence N Diebel, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
4160 John R; Suite 615
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Lawrence Diebel's specialties are trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Diebel include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. Dr. Diebel is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Cirrhosis, Sarcoma, Heart Problems, Myasthenia ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Philip Lisak, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4201 St Antoine; Suite 8a & 8b
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Robert Lisak, who practices in Detroit, MI, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Lisak takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Children's Hospital of Michigan, and Harper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis

Dr. Frank M Clark, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
3130 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Frank Clark practices family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, depression, and adolescent gynecology. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clark takes. Dr. Clark is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), Graves disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Graves Disease, Guillain-Barre ... (Read more)

Dr. James Franklin Selwa, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
4201 St Antoine; Suite 8a & 8b
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. James Selwa is a neurophysiologist, neurologist, and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Detroit, MI. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Selwa is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He is conversant in German. His professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Electromyography, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4201 St. Antoine; Suite 8a
Detroit, MI
 

Ms. Christina Caon's specialty is general internal medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in multiple sclerosis (MS). Ms. Caon is professionally affiliated with Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

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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.
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