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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 is an adult rheumatology specialist in Ann Arbor, MI. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Monrad is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Marder is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She is affiliated with 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. Dr. Marquardt accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Marquardt attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among Dr. Auster's clinical interests: contact dermatitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and tattoo removal. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Auster has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Auster (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, German, and Yiddish. Dr. Auster's professional affiliations include 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, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, ... (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). Dr. Stoffel's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Lahey Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Stoffel has received distinctions including Pfizer Scholar in Urology Award, .; Assistant Professor of Urology, Tufts University; and School of Medicine, .. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He is accepting new 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's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Altman's training includes residency programs at Henry Ford Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include PUVA therapy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and acne. The average patient rating for Dr. Altman is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Altman has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Altman's professional affiliations include 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 is an Ann Arbor, MI physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Kao's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Ann Arbor, MI. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Trobe honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. 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: , myasthenia gravis

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

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

Dr. Kevin Chung's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include general reconstruction, dermabrasion, and congenital hand surgery. Dr. Chung is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Chung'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: , 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 is a gastroenterologist. He honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Rice's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. 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: , 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 practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Ann Arbor, MI. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Anderson attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Anderson 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 medical specialty is adult nephrology. He is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Garg is a graduate of the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at Monmouth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Lady Hardinge Medical College. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Edmund Chadd's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Chadd takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Chadd's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injuries, Rehabilitation

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 specializes in adult endocrinology and ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Ann Arbor, MI. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Smith attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He 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. Trilokraj Tejasvi, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
24 Frank Lloyd Drive; Lobby H Suite 2300
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Trilokraj Tejasvi's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Tejasvi is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Tejasvi'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: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Tropical Skin Diseases

Dr. Matthew James Di Magno, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Matthew Dimagno's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Dimagno accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Dimagno attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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