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We found 4 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Beech Street near Grosse Pointe, MI.

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

Dr. Richard Ferrara's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Patient reviews placed Dr. Ferrara at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cancer screening, PUVA therapy, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferrara is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Boris Leheta specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Leheta include sleep disorders, evoked potential test, and dizziness. Dr. Leheta is professionally affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Leheta attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Jagiellonian University Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Leheta trained at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Leheta (or staff) speaks Greek, Polish, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. David Altman's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Altman's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: PUVA therapy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and acne. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Altman attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Acne, PUVA Therapy, X-Rays

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

Dr. Gene Caicco's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Caicco include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and diabetic neuropathy. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caicco takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.