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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 specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Monrad's professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Her education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She honors Medicare insurance.

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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 a rheumatologist in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Marder accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Her professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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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. She accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Marquardt's professional affiliations include the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital.

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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 practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Farmington, MI and Ypsilanti, MI. Dr. Auster is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Auster trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and California Pacific Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Auster include contact dermatitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and tattoo removal. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Auster honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Auster (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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, Skin Cancer, Tattoo Removal, Birthmarks, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Stoffel works as an urologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Stoffel accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stoffel's office for an appointment. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lahey Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Pfizer Scholar in Urology Award, .; Assistant Professor of Urology, Tufts University; and School of Medicine, .. Dr. Stoffel offers interpreting services for his patients.

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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 is a dermatologist in Warren, MI, Ypsilanti, MI, and Saint Clair Shores, MI. On average, patients gave Dr. Altman a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: PUVA therapy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and acne. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Altman has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist in Ann Arbor, MI. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Kao graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. Dr. Kao is conversant in Mandarin. He 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, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

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

Dr. Kevin Chung is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Ann Arbor, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: general reconstruction, dermabrasion, and congenital hand surgery. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Chung attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Chung trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for his residency. His 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

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Trobe's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trobe honors. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Trobe attended Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

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

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

Dr. Michael Rice, who practices in Ann Arbor, MI and Brighton, MI, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Rice graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He 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. Thomas F Anderson, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive; Lobby H Suite 2300
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Anderson is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist in Ann Arbor, MI. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Anderson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for his residency. He is 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. Puneet Garg, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Puneet Garg's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Garg honors Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Monmouth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Lady Hardinge Medical College. 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: , lupus

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

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. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Chadd attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injuries, Rehabilitation

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

Dr. Trilokraj Tejasvi is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Before completing his residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. Tejasvi attended medical school at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. He honors Medicare insurance. His 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: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Tropical Skin Diseases

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 a specialist in adult endocrinology and ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Ann Arbor, MI. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Smith trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. He is 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. Matthew James Di Magno, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Matthew Dimagno practices adult gastroenterology. His professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Dimagno completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Malabsorption, Acute Pancreatitis, Chronic Pancreatitis, Peptic Ulcer, Inflammatory ... (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.