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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Richard Brasington is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He has a special interest in arthritis. Dr. Brasington has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Brasington's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Scleroderma, Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Osteoporosis

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Building Two
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Deborah Parks is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Patients rated Dr. Parks highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in psoriatic arthritis, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parks takes. Before completing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Parks attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Parks speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Prabha Ranganathan's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Ranganathan's areas of expertise include arthritis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras. Her residency was performed at Government General Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Ranganathan is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Joint Pain, Joint Aspiration, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, ... (Read more)

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

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Richard Gelberman's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Chesterfield, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Gelberman has a special interest in hand problems, wrist problems, and musculoskeletal problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelberman honors. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand ... (Read more)

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Jeremy McCormick specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Dr. McCormick has indicated that his clinical interests include foot problems, reconstructive surgery, and ankle problems. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McCormick obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He is conversant in Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Hallux Valgus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 211
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. W. Ray is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His areas of expertise consist of spinal cord tumor and cervical spine surgery. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Ray attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Ray's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Instrumentation, Lumbar Spine Problems, Spine Tumor, Cancer, Thoracic ... (Read more)

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)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 211
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Paul Santiago's medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Santiago's clinical interests encompass spinal cord tumor and cervical spine surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Santiago attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Instrumentation, Lumbar Spine Problems, Spine Problems, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: foot reconstruction and ankle reconstruction. Dr. Johnson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson takes. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Dermatology
969 N Mason Road; Suite 220
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. David Sheinbein's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheinbein is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer

Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
1600 S. Brentwood Boulevard; Suite 600, Center 40 Building
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. R. Sommerville's areas of specialization are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sommerville include myasthenia gravis, nerve disorders, and electromyography (EMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sommerville accepts. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Fatigue, Muscular Dystrophy, Polymyositis, Mitochondrial Disease, ... (Read more)

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)

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

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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