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

Dr. Avery Arora is a specialist in hand surgery, general surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Detroit, MI. These areas are among Dr. Arora's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, amputees, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Arora performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Livonia, MI. Her medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Bruell has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, spider veins, and acne. She is an in-network provider for 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) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Bruell is 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)

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

Dr. Bruce Silverman practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Farmington, MI, Southfield, MI, and Novi, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: seizure disorders, migraine, and dystonia. His professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, Neurology Associates, and Detroit Medical Center (DMC). Dr. Silverman attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Botsford Hospital. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Silverman honors 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: 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 in Northville, MI, South Lyon, MI, and Farmington, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, sports health, and ankle surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bloch accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bloch's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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's medical specialty is spinal cord injury medicine, neuromuscular medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hinderer include back pain, spinal cord injuries, and spasticity. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Michael Raphael is an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests 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. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raphael takes. Before completing his residency at Botsford Hospital, Dr. Raphael attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Sami Abbasi practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Brownstown, MI, Brownstown Township, MI, and Northville, MI. The average patient rating for Dr. Abbasi is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include rosacea, moles, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and Henry Ford Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Abbasi's medical residency was performed at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Dr. Abbasi is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Plantar Warts, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Birthmarks, Shingles, Rashes, ... (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.