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We found 25 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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and myositis. Dr. Hariman takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Hariman trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital.

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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. He is especially interested in second opinions, celiac disease, and liver disease. Dr. Telega is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. His education and training includes medical school at Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow and residency at Schneider Children's Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Telega honors. He has received the distinction of Best Doctors for 10 consecutive years since 2003. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Tina Yen is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Yen obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Her clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), graves disease, and thyroid cancer. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Milwaukee Super Doctors. Dr. Yen 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. Dominic Bryan Fee, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
9200 West Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Dominic Fee is a neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fee include myasthenia gravis, dermatomyositis, and muscular dystrophy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Fee attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Froedtert Hospital, Lexington VA Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

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

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 specialist and neurologist. Her clinical interests include hospice (end-of-life care), cancer, and heart failure. Dr. Peltier is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Milwaukee Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

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

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

Dr. James Nocton is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Nocton's areas of expertise include the following: lyme disease and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Milwaukee Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society; and MCW Society of Teaching Scholars. Dr. Nocton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare. He welcomes 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 is a pediatric rheumatology specialist in Neenah, WI and Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Co's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He has a special interest in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Co has received professional recognition including the following: Milwaukee Top Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Rheumatic Diseases, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. David Lloyd Crosby, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
6901 W Edgerton Avenue
Greenfield, WI
 

Dr. David Crosby works as a surgical dermatologist in Waukesha, WI, Slinger, WI, and Greenfield, WI. Patient ratings for Dr. Crosby average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crosby takes. Dr. Crosby studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Crosby completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He has received professional recognition including the following: Milwaukee Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aurora West Allis Medical Center and Aurora Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Academic Dermatology, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Staley Brod is a Milwaukee, WI physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave Dr. Brod an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuroimmunology. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Brod attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo.

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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 is a rehabilitation physician in Milwaukee, WI and West Bend, WI. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord injuries, dystonia, and multiple sclerosis (MS). His professional affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Ketchum studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Ketchum has an open panel.

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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 is a neurologist in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Walsh attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. His areas of expertise include nystagmus, diplopia (double vision), and intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is 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. Vernon Dale Casterline II, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
10401 W Lincoln Avenue; Suite 104
West Allis, WI
 

Dr. Vernon Casterline practices pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. He is especially interested in nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. He is professionally affiliated with Aurora West Allis Medical Center. Dr. Casterline graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Kristen Holland practices pediatric dermatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: academic dermatology, acne, and rashes. Dr. Holland takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Holland attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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, Academic Dermatology, 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 general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Milwaukee, WI and West Bend, WI. Her areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), hyperparathyroidism, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Carr's professional affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Milwaukee VA Medical Center. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carr graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then she performed her residency at Montefiore 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' medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Collins include myasthenia gravis, vasculitis, and muscular dystrophy. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Collins is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital.

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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 works as a neurologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chelimsky include general neurology, bell's palsy, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chelimsky graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He 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)

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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.