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We found 5 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Platinum near Mequon, WI.

Dr. Pichaya Sarasombath Sarasombath, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
12203 Corporate Parkway
Mequon, WI
 

Dr. Pichaya Ratarasarn is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. After attending Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Ratarasarn's areas of clinical interest consist of psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ratarasarn takes. She speaks Thai. Dr. Ratarasarn is professionally affiliated with Aurora Advanced Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Psoriasis

Dr. Kurt Walter Grelck, DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
7400 W Brown Deer Road; Suite 103
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Kurt Grelck is a pediatric dermatologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Chilton, WI, Grafton, WI, and Kenosha, WI. Dr. Grelck's areas of expertise include the following: phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristen E Holland, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
1655 W Mequon Road
Mequon, WI
 

Dr. Kristen Holland is a pediatric dermatology specialist in Milwaukee, WI, Mequon, WI, and New Berlin, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Holland include academic dermatology, acne, and rashes. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Holland's practice is open to new patients. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Holland include: Dr. Norman E. Fisher Memorial Scholarship; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Chief Resident in Dermatology - 2003-2004.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Acne, Psoriasis, Birthmark, Vascular Birthmark, Academic Dermatology, Rashes, Skin Issues

Dr. John D Yadgir, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
12203 Corporate Parkway
Mequon, WI
 

Dr. John Yadgir works as a dermatologist in Grafton, WI and Mequon, WI. Dr. Yadgir's areas of expertise include nail issues, psoriasis, and skin cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Yadgir takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Nail Issues, Skin Issues

Dr. Anthony Bonfiglio, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
10303 N Port Washington Road; Suite 101
Mequon, WI
 

Dr. Anthony Bonfiglio's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology; he sees patients in Mequon, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Bonfiglio include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. The average patient rating for Dr. Bonfiglio is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bonfiglio is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Nail Issues, Skin Issues

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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.