We found 17 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders near Ypsilanti, MI.

Dr. Seetha Ursula Monrad, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4260 Plymouth Road; East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatric Center, Floor 1
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Seetha Monrad's specialty is adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Monrad accepts Medicare insurance. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Sjogren's Syndrome

Dr. Wendy Marder, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Wendy Marder is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Marder's professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She obtained her medical school training at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Pregnancy, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. April Linnette Marquardt, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4990 W Clark Road; Suite 300
Ypsilanti, MI
 

Dr. April Marquardt is an adult rheumatology specialist. Her professional affiliations include the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Marquardt trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Marquardt takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus

Dr. Barry Isaac Auster, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
5333 Mcauley Drive; Suite 5003
Ypsilanti, MI
 

Dr. Barry Auster is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). He works in Farmington, MI and Ypsilanti, MI. His clinical interests include contact dermatitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and tattoo removal. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Auster accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Auster attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and California Pacific Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Auster (or staff) speaks Hebrew, German, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Juvederm, Skin Cancer, Tattoo Removal, Restylane, Birthmarks, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas F Anderson, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive; Lobby H Suite 2300
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Anderson's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Anderson is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Contact Dermatitis, Phototherapy, Mycosis Fungoides

Dr. Trilokraj Tejasvi, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
24 Frank Lloyd Drive; Lobby H Suite 2300
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Trilokraj Tejasvi practices dermatology (skin disorders). His professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He is a graduate of Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences' residency program. Dr. Tejasvi takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Tropical Skin Diseases

Dr. Kevin Chi Kuang Chung, MS, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Kevin Chung's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include general reconstruction, dermabrasion, and congenital hand surgery. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Chung attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. His professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Microsurgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Congenital Hand Disorders, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Thomas Stoffel, MD
Specializes in Urology
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. John Stoffel is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Stoffel's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Lahey Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Urge Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, Urologic Surgery, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Altman, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
5333 Mcauley Drive; Suite 5003
Ypsilanti, MI
 

Dr. David Altman sees patients in Warren, MI, Ypsilanti, MI, and Saint Clair Shores, MI. His medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). He is especially interested in PUVA therapy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and acne. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Altman attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Altman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Acne, PUVA Therapy, X-Rays

Dr. John Yung-Chong Kao, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. John Kao's specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kao is in-network for Medicare insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Dr. Jonathan Daniel Trobe, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
502 Burson Place
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Jonathan Trobe is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Trobe is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Wills Eye Institute and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Trobe's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eyelid Problems, Optic Neuritis, Myasthenia Gravis, Spine Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael David Rice Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4270 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Michael Rice's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Rice is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. Dr. Rice is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Benjamin Matthew Segal, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Benjamin Segal is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Ann Arbor, MI. He has indicated that his clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Segal is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Segal attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Puneet Garg, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Puneet Garg's area of specialization is adult nephrology. After completing medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Lady Hardinge Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Garg is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Chronic Kidney Disease, Lupus

Dr. Terry Jay Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Ophthalmology
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive; Gps: 4000 Ave Maria Drive
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Terry Smith is an adult endocrinology and ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Ann Arbor, MI. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Graves Disease

Dr. Edmund Hunt Chadd, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
4260 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Edmund Chadd works as a physiatrist. He is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Chadd completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injuries, Rehabilitation

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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.
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