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We found 5 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept HAP Alliance Health & Life Products near Grosse Pointe, MI.

Dr. Susan J Van Dellen, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
19251 Mack Avenue; Suite 333
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
 

Dr. Susan Vandellen's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, polymyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Patients gave Dr. Vandellen an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Vandellen is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Polymyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Vasculitis, X-Rays

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 Scott Balle, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
18050 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe, MI
 

Dr. David Balle practices pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology in Grosse Pointe, MI. The average patient rating for Dr. Balle is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Balle's clinical interests include warts, hair problems, and rosacea. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Balle completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Rosacea, Spider ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Lynn Caretti, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
20045 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe, MI
 

Dr. Katherine Caretti's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Caretti's areas of expertise include acne, psoriasis, and eczema. She is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cofinity, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Caretti performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Botox Injection, Skin Cancer, Acne, Laser Treatment

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.