We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Aetna Open Access Managed Choice near Creve Coeur, MO.

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Dr. Maria Cristina Gonzalez - Mayda, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Maria Gonzalez-Mayda's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise consist of lupus, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Gonzalez-Mayda performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus

Dr. Deepali Prabir Sen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Deepali Sen's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include lupus. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College for medical school, Dr. Sen completed her residency training at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Lupus

Dr. Humeyra D Karacal, MD
Specializes in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
10 Barnes West Drive; Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Humeyra Karacal practices uveitis and ocular immunology in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karacal include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. Dr. Karacal is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Karacal trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Turkish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Implant Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Tingting Li, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 Barnes West Drive; Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Tingting Li is an adult nephrology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Li is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Her areas of expertise consist of lupus and kidney failure. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Hemodialysis, Lupus, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Urvi R Patel, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
522 N New Ballas Road; Suite 316
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Urvi Patel specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Saint Peters, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include skin cancer. Dr. Patel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Acne

Dr. Paetra J Ruddy, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
522 N New Ballas Road; Suite 316
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Paetra Ruddy is a dermatologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruddy include skin cancer. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ruddy completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Ruddy's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Acne

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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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