Finding Providers
loading

We found 22 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 area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Monrad honors Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program.

Read more

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's specialty is adult rheumatology. She studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Marder honors Medicare insurance. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

Read more

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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Marquardt is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. She takes Medicare insurance.

Read more

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 specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and tattoo removal. Dr. Auster's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Providence Hospital. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Auster performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and California Pacific Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Auster (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, German, and Yiddish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Tattoo Removal, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Stoffel specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Stoffel's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Lahey Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Stoffel's distinctions include: Pfizer Scholar in Urology Award, .; Assistant Professor of Urology, Tufts University; and School of Medicine, .. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He has an open panel.

Read more

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 Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
5333 Mcauley Drive; Suite 5003
Ypsilanti, MI
 

Dr. David Altman specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Altman include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. Dr. Altman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Altman has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Acne, Nail ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Anderson's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: academic dermatology, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Anderson is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

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

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

Read more

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 Ann Arbor, MI physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Trobe attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. His professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

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

Dr. Charles Norman Ellis, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2215 Fuller Road; Warehouse Building #1
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Charles Ellis is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). His areas of expertise include the following: academic dermatology, acne, and psoriasis. Dr. Ellis is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Ellis is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Acne, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues

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. Dr. Chung is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He honors Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Michael Rice specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rice accepts Medicare insurance. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

No Photo
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology
5333 Mcauley Drive; Suite 5003
Ypsilanti, MI
 

Dr. David Fivenson practices dermatological immunology. Dr. Fivenson's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fivenson include academic dermatology, phototherapy (light therapy), and hair problems. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Fivenson attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, Phototherapy, Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

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

Dr. Trilokraj Tejasvi is a pediatric dermatologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: academic dermatology, phototherapy (light therapy), and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Dr. Tejasvi accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. He trained at All India Institute of Medical Sciences for his residency. Dr. Tejasvi is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, Tropical Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Puneet Garg is an adult nephrologist in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Garg is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. He trained at Monmouth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Lady Hardinge Medical College for residency. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. Daniel Mitchel Stewart, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
5333 Mcauley Drive; Suite 5003
Ypsilanti, MI
 

Dr. Daniel Stewart practices pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology in Clinton Township, MI, Ypsilanti, MI, and Shelby Township, MI. Dr. Stewart has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail issues, laser hair removal, and psoriasis. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Dr. Stewart accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Nail ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.