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We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Beech Street near Grosse Pointe, MI.

Dr. Richard John Ferrara Jr., MD
Specializes in Dermatology
20045 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
 

Dr. Richard Ferrara works as a dermatologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferrara's areas of expertise include cancer screening, PUVA therapy, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Skin Cancer, Restylane, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Allyn Manz Dulac, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
32901 23 Mile Road; Suite 190
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
 

Dr. Lisa Manz-Dulac's specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. She studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She completed her residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Manz-Dulac include contact dermatitis, hair problems, and acne. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Manz-Dulac's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Altman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
28333 Harper Avenue
Warren, MI
 

Dr. David Altman specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Altman include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. Dr. Altman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Altman has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Acne, Nail ... (Read more)

Dr. Boris J Leheta, MD
Specializes in Neurology
25100 Kelly Road
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Boris Leheta is a neurologist in Roseville, MI and Shelby Township, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, evoked potential test, and dizziness. The average patient rating for Dr. Leheta is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leheta is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Leheta attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Jagiellonian University Medical College for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Leheta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek, Polish, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Electromyography, Transcranial Doppler, Sleep ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
18050 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe, MI
 

Dr. Judith Lipinski specializes in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Grosse Pointe, MI. Patients gave Dr. Lipinski an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lipinski include nail issues, hair problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lipinski obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Gene J Caicco
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
11900 E 12 Mile Road; Suite 102
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Gene Caicco works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Warren, MI. His clinical interests include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and diabetic neuropathy. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Caicco is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Implant Surgery, Fractures, Ankle Surgery, 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.