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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 works as a hand surgeon, general surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Detroit, MI. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Arora's areas of expertise 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. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Arora is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program.

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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 is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Bruell (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Bruell's areas of expertise include the following: warts, spider veins, and acne. Her professional affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Bruell has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, sports health, and ankle surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bloch accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His 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. Bruce Michael Silverman, DO
Specializes in Neurology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 210
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bruce Silverman's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Silverman attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Botsford Hospital. His clinical interests include seizure disorders, migraine, and dystonia. The average patient rating for Dr. Silverman is 2.0 stars out of 5. He 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. 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)

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 medicine, neuromuscular medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include back pain, spinal cord injuries, and spasticity. Dr. Hinderer's professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. 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: Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Back Pain, Brain Injury, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sami Abbasi works as a dermatologist in Brownstown, MI, Brownstown Township, MI, and Northville, MI. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Abbasi's clinical interests: rosacea, moles, and acne. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and Henry Ford Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abbasi is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Genesys Regional Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Plantar Warts, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Birthmark, Shingles, Rashes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Raphael is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Farmington, MI, Brighton, MI, and Novi, MI. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, celiac disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Raphael's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Botsford Hospital. Dr. Raphael is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.