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We found 3 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Aetna POS near Royal Oak, MI.

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala works as a rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Benchaala include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Dr. Benchaala takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Benchaala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Gout, Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Sclerosis

Dr. Avery Amit Arora MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
22401 Foster Winter Drive
Southfield, MI
(248) 485-8300; (313) 832-0500

Dr. Avery Arora's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Detroit, MI. Dr. Arora's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, amputees, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). The average patient rating for Dr. Arora is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Arora's professional affiliations include 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)

Dr. Steven Kenneth Grekin DO
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Pediatric Dermatology
26411 Southfield Road
Lathrup Village, MI
(734) 282-2500; (586) 759-5525

Dr. Steven Grekin is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hair problems, rosacea, and moles. Dr. Grekin's professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Grekin trained at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Cosmetic Dermatology, Academic Dermatology, Hair Disorders, Nail Disorders, ... (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.