We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare near Novi, MI.

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Dr. Avery Amit Arora, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery
37650 Professional Center; Suite 105a
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Avery Arora is a hand surgery and general surgery specialist in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Detroit, MI. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Arora's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, amputees, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Tennis Elbow, ... (Read more)

Alan Jeffrey Bloch
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
422 N Center Street; Suite B
Northville, MI
 

Dr. Alan Bloch specializes in foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry and practices in Northville, MI, South Lyon, MI, and Farmington, MI. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Bloch's clinical interests: contact dermatitis, sports health, and ankle surgery. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wounds, Contact Dermatitis, Fractures, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Rock Raphael, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 510
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Michael Raphael is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raphael include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, celiac disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raphael takes. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Botsford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Imaging ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce M Silverman, DO
Specializes in Neurology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 210
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bruce Silverman is a neurologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Silverman average 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Silverman's clinical interests: migraine, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and myasthenia gravis. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silverman takes. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Botsford Hospital. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Silverman's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, Neurology Associates, and Detroit Medical Center (DMC).

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

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Dermatology
37605 Pembroke Avenue
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Audrey Bruell is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, dermabrasion, and spider veins. On average, patients gave Dr. Bruell a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bruell is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Bruell (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Her professional affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Dermabrasion, Psoriasis, Eczema, Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, Nail Fungus, Juvederm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Russell Hinderer, MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine
44000 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 205
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Steven Hinderer is a spinal cord injury medicine and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Southfield, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Novi, MI. Dr. Hinderer's areas of clinical interest consist of spasticity and trauma. His professional affiliations include Beaumont Hospital, Trenton, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spasticity, Back Pain, ... (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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