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We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare near Novi, MI.

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

Dr. Avery Arora is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Arora's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, amputees, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital. Before performing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Arora attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Arora a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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Specializes in Dermatology
37605 Pembroke Avenue
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Audrey Bruell's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Bruell has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include warts, spider veins, and acne. She honors AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Bruell (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Psoriasis, Eczema, Botox Injection, Nail Fungus, Laser Hair Removal, Skin Cancer, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alan Bloch is a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist in Northville, MI, South Lyon, MI, and Farmington, MI. Dr. Bloch has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: contact dermatitis, sports health, and ankle surgery. He accepts 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. Bruce Michael Silverman, DO
Specializes in Neurology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 210
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bruce Silverman is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: seizure disorders, migraine, and dystonia. Dr. Silverman is affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, Neurology Associates, and Detroit Medical Center (DMC). He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Botsford Hospital's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Silverman is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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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)

Dr. Sami Adnan Abbasi, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
133 W. Main; Suite 251
Northville, MI
 

Dr. Sami Abbasi works as a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist in Brownstown, MI, Brownstown Township, MI, and Northville, MI. In addition to English, Dr. Abbasi speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Abbasi include contact dermatitis, hair problems, and rosacea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Abbasi attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Plantar Warts, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Hinderer's specialties are spinal cord injury medicine and electrodiagnostic medicine. His clinical interests include back pain, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Hinderer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Hinderer obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Michael Raphael's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raphael include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, celiac disease, and colorectal cancer screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Raphael is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Raphael's medical residency was performed 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)

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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.