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We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Health Alliance Plan near Novi, MI.

Dr. Avery Amit Arora MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
37650 Professional Center; Suite 105A
Livonia, MI
(734) 943-3838; (313) 832-0500

Dr. Avery Arora's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Detroit, MI. Dr. Arora's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, amputees, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). The average patient rating for Dr. Arora is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Arora's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Diagnostic Services, Amputee, Arthritis, Arthroscopy, Camptodactyly, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatology (Skin Disorders)
37605 Pembroke Avenue
Livonia, MI
(734) 591-7931

Dr. Audrey Bruell is a dermatologist in Livonia, MI. Dr. Bruell (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, spider veins, and acne. Dr. Bruell is professionally affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Bruell completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Nail Fungus, Botox Injections, Spider Veins, Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Loss / Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Jeffrey Bloch DPM
Specializes in General Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
422 N Center Street; Suite B
Northville, MI
(248) 449-7156; (248) 476-2420

Dr. Alan Bloch practices foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry in Northville, MI, South Lyon, MI, and Farmington, MI. Dr. Bloch's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, sports health, and ankle surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bloch's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Foot & Ankle Surgery, Wound Care, Diabetic Foot Care, Sports Medicine, Foot Surgery, Heel Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Michael Silverman DO
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 210
Novi, MI
(248) 478-5512; (248) 735-0502

Dr. Bruce Silverman practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Farmington, MI, Southfield, MI, and Novi, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silverman include seizure disorders, migraine, and dystonia. Dr. Silverman is professionally affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, Neurology Associates, and Detroit Medical Center (DMC). He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Botsford Hospital. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Silverman is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Accepts patients who refuse blood/blood products, Neurological Disorde, Brain Injuries, Brain ... (Read more)

Mr. Sami Adnan Abbasi DO
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology
133 W. Main; Suite 251
Northville, MI
(248) 773-5305

Dr. Sami Abbasi's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology; he sees patients in Brownstown, MI, Brownstown Township, MI, and Northville, MI. He speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Abbasi include contact dermatitis, hair problems, and rosacea. Dr. Abbasi is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and Henry Ford Health System. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Abbasi has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Mole, Acne, Birth Mark, Dermatologist, Dermatology, Dry Skin, Hives, Melanoma, Plantar Wart, Poison ... (Read more)

Steven Russell Hinderer MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
44000 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 205
Novi, MI
(248) 827-1100; (248) 465-0100

Dr. Steven Hinderer's areas of specialization are spinal cord injury medicine and electrodiagnostic medicine; he sees patients in Dearborn, MI, Southfield, MI, and Novi, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hinderer include back pain, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injury. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Hinderer attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hinderer honors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Back and Neck Pain, Brain Injury, Electrodiagnostic Testing (EMG), Electromyogram Testing, Multiple ... (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.