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We found 18 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Simplicity near New Berlin, WI.

Dr. Richard Hariman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2315 E. Moreland Boulevard
Waukesha, WI
 

Dr. Richard Hariman, who practices in Milwaukee, WI and Waukesha, WI, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and myositis. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital. Dr. Hariman is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Hariman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hariman accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Pain, Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ultrasound, Ankylosing ... (Read more)

Dr. Grzegorz Wojciech Telega, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9000 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Grzegorz Telega works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Telega is especially interested in second opinions, celiac disease, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow and then went on to complete his residency at Schneider Children's Hospital. Dr. Telega has received the distinction of Best Doctors for 10 consecutive years since 2003.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Second Opinions, Celiac Disease, Liver Disease, Liver Transplant

Dr. Dominic Bryan Fee, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
9200 West Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Dominic Fee's medical specialty is neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Fee graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for his residency. His clinical interests include myasthenia gravis, dermatomyositis, and muscular dystrophy. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital, Lexington VA Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Fee welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Mitochondrial Disease, Electromyography, Myasthenia Gravis, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Tina Wei-Fang Yen, MS, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
9200 W. Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Tina Yen practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Yen's areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), graves disease, and thyroid cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She has received professional recognition including the following: Milwaukee Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James J Nocton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
9000 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. James Nocton's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nocton include lyme disease and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Nocton is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nocton has received the following distinctions: Milwaukee Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society; and MCW Society of Teaching Scholars. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Lyme Disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Dominic O Co, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
9000 W Wisconsin Avenue; Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Dominic Co's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Co has indicated that his clinical interests include systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Co takes. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Co has received professional recognition including the following: Milwaukee Top Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Rheumatic Diseases, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Wendy L Larson Peltier, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neurology
9200 West Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Wendy Peltier is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Milwaukee, WI. These areas are among her clinical interests: hospice (end-of-life care), cancer, and heart failure. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Peltier attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. She has received the following distinction: Milwaukee Super Doctors. Dr. Peltier is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Mitochondrial Disease, Neuromuscular Disorders, Myasthenia Gravis, Consultation, Palliative Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Staley Armstrong Brod, MD
Specializes in Neurology
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue; Department of Neurology
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Staley Brod sees patients in Milwaukee, WI. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Brod attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Brod include multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuroimmunology. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Mouth Problems, Autoimmune Disorders, Neuroimmunology

Dr. Nicholas Clare Ketchum, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
8915 W. Connell Court
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Nicholas Ketchum specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Milwaukee, WI and West Bend, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ketchum include spinal cord injuries, dystonia, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Dystonia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Dennis Walsh, MD
Specializes in Neurology
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue; Department of Neurology
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Ryan Walsh specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Milwaukee, WI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Walsh include nystagmus, diplopia (double vision), and intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri). Dr. Walsh honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Nystagmus, Intracranial Hypertension, Myasthenia Gravis, Diplopia, Eye Problems

Dr. Kristen E Holland, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
4855 S Moorland Road
New Berlin, WI
 

Dr. Kristen Holland is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology. Dr. Holland's areas of clinical interest consist of acne, rashes, and psoriasis. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She has received the following distinctions: Dr. Norman E. Fisher Memorial Scholarship; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Chief Resident in Dermatology - 2003-2004. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Holland is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Azadeh A Azarbayejani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Azadeh Carr is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Carr's clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), hyperparathyroidism, and gallbladder problems. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Carr is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Pheochromocytoma, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Paul Collins, MD
Specializes in Neurology
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Michael Collins is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include myasthenia gravis, vasculitis, and muscular dystrophy. Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital. He graduated from the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. He trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. Dr. Collins honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Electromyography, Neuromuscular Disorders, Myasthenia Gravis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Neuropathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas C Chelimsky, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4805 S. Moorland Road
New Berlin, WI
 

Dr. Thomas Chelimsky is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Chelimsky graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. His areas of expertise include general neurology, bell's palsy, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chelimsky is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Mitochondrial Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, General ... (Read more)

Dr. Guennady V Tchekanov, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Guennady Tchekanov, who practices in Milwaukee, WI and Menomonee Falls, WI, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Tchekanov's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord injuries, dystonia, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He speaks Russian. Dr. Tchekanov is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Dystonia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory J Harrington, MD
Specializes in Neurology
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue; Department of Neurology
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Gregory Harrington is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS), movement disorders, and headache. Dr. Harrington is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Community Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Electroencephalography, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy

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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.