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, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
37650 Professional Center; Suite 105a
Livonia, MI

Dr. Avery Arora is a hand surgeon, general surgeon, and orthopedist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Arora include arthroscopic surgery, amputees, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Dr. Arora's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

Specializes in Dermatology
37605 Pembroke Avenue
Livonia, MI

Dr. Audrey Bruell sees patients in Livonia, MI. Her medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, dermabrasion, and spider veins. Patient ratings for Dr. Bruell average 3.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bruell accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Bruell attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bruell (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. Her professional affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Bruce Silverman specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Farmington, MI, Southfield, MI, and Novi, MI. Dr. Silverman obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Botsford Hospital. His areas of expertise include seizure disorders, migraine, and dystonia. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Silverman is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Alan Bloch works as a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist. The average patient rating for Dr. Bloch is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bloch include contact dermatitis, sports health, and ankle surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Farmington, MI, Brighton, MI, and Novi, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, celiac disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Raphael completed his residency training at Botsford Hospital. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland 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. Steven Russell Hinderer, MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
44000 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 205
Novi, MI

Dr. Steven Hinderer is a spinal cord injury specialist, neuromuscular medicine specialist, and electrodiagnostic medicine specialist. His clinical interests encompass spasticity and trauma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hinderer takes. Dr. Hinderer's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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