We found 4 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept HAP Alliance Health & Life Products near Grosse Pointe, MI.

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

Dr. Susan Vandellen practices adult rheumatology in Port Huron, MI, Grosse Pointe, MI, and Huron, MI. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, polymyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Vandellen takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. She is 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. David S Balle, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
18050 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe, MI
 

Dr. David Balle sees patients in Grosse Pointe, MI. His medical specialty is surgical dermatology. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Balle attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include warts, rosacea, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Balle is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Balle is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Migraine, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gene Caicco is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and diabetic neuropathy. Dr. Caicco is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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

Dr. Katherine Caretti is a specialist in surgical dermatology. She works in Grosse Pointe, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caretti include birthmark removal, rosacea, and acne. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Caretti attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Caretti's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cofinity, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caretti accepts.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Botox Injection, CO2 Laser Treatment, Laser Resurfacing, Sclerotherapy, ... (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.
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