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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
(734) 943-3838; (313) 832-0500

Dr. Avery Arora is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Detroit, MI. 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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Arora is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Diagnostic Services, Amputee, Arthritis, Arthroscopy, Camptodactyly, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatology (Skin Disorders)
37605 Pembroke Avenue
Livonia, MI
(734) 591-7931

Dr. Audrey Bruell is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). She works in Livonia, MI. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her clinical interests include warts, spider veins, and acne. Patient ratings for Dr. Bruell average 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bruell (or staff) speaks 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: Eczema, Nail Fungus, Botox Injections, Spider Veins, Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Loss / Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Jeffrey Bloch DPM
Specializes in General Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
422 N Center Street; Suite B
Northville, MI
(248) 449-7156; (248) 476-2420

Dr. Alan Bloch is a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist. Patient ratings for Dr. Bloch average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, sports health, and ankle surgery. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bloch is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Foot & Ankle Surgery, Wound Care, Diabetic Foot Care, Sports Medicine, Foot Surgery, Heel Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Michael Silverman DO
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 210
Novi, MI
(248) 478-5512; (248) 735-0502

Dr. Bruce Silverman works as a neurologist. His areas of expertise include the following: seizure disorders, migraine, and dystonia. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Silverman honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Botsford Hospital's residency program. Dr. Silverman has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. His 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: Accepts patients who refuse blood/blood products, Neurological Disorde, Brain Injuries, Brain ... (Read more)

Mr. Sami Adnan Abbasi DO
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology
133 W. Main; Suite 251
Northville, MI
(248) 773-5305

Dr. Sami Abbasi's specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Abbasi is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abbasi include contact dermatitis, hair problems, and rosacea. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Abbasi completed his residency training at Genesys Regional Medical Center. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Mole, Acne, Birth Mark, Dermatologist, Dermatology, Dry Skin, Hives, Melanoma, Plantar Wart, Poison ... (Read more)

Steven Russell Hinderer MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
44000 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 205
Novi, MI
(248) 827-1100; (248) 465-0100

Dr. Steven Hinderer specializes in spinal cord injury medicine and electrodiagnostic medicine and practices in Dearborn, MI, Southfield, MI, and Novi, MI. Dr. Hinderer has a special interest in back pain, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injury. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Hinderer honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Back and Neck Pain, Brain Injury, Electrodiagnostic Testing (EMG), Electromyogram Testing, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Rock Raphael (Rapael) DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Ste 510
Novi, MI
(248) 985-5000; (248) 662-4300

Dr. Michael Raphael's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Raphael's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, celiac disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with 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. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Priority Health, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Accepts patients who refuse blood/blood products, Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon ... (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.