We found 5 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1401 near Cleveland, OH.

Showing 1-5 of 5
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mc A41
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Iannotti is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Cleveland, OH. In addition to English, Dr. Iannotti (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Iannotti include shoulder arthritis, shoulder revision, and shoulder arthroscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Marymount Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Iannotti's residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Iannotti include: Cleveland Super Doctors; Graduated c um laude, Fordham University; and Biology Achievement Award, Fordham University.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Shoulder Revision, Shoulder Dislocation, Revision Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Desk A41
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Wael Barsoum specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Barsoum studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, knee ligament injuries, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Barsoum is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Barsoum include: Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholar; Reviewer for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and Journal of Arthroplasty; and Grant support from Orthopaedic Operating Room of the Future Program (Co-Investigator). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Knee Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Revision Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, Hip ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code S80
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Gwendolyn Lynch is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: brain aneurysm, atherosclerosis, and guillain-barre syndrome. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Lynch is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. She graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Hemorrhage, Pneumonia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Meningitis, Encephalitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Neurophysiology
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code S80
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Mei Lu practices vascular neurology and neurophysiology. Dr. Lu's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Lu include post-polio syndrome (PPS), thoracic outlet syndrome, and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. Dr. Lu trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Dermatomyositis, Spinal AVM, Radiculopathy, ... (Read more)

9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code S80
Cleveland, OH
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Dhimant Dani include spinal cord injuries, brain aneurysm, and central line placement. He is professionally affiliated with Euclid Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dani takes. Before performing his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Dani attended Medical College Baroda for medical school.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bronchoscopy, Hemorrhage, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Trachea Problems, Stroke, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.