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We found 33 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders near West Allis, WI.

Dr. Molly Ann Allen Hinshaw, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
12805 W Burleigh Road
Brookfield, WI
 

Dr. Molly Hinshaw is a specialist in dermatopathology and surgical dermatology. She works in Brookfield, WI, Madison, WI, and Middleton, WI. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Hinshaw performed her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Her areas of expertise include the following: academic dermatology, chemical peels, and onycholysis (nail separation). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hinshaw's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and the University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Removal of Lesion, Onycholysis, Chemical Peels, Biopsy, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Grzegorz Telega's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of second opinions, celiac disease, and liver disease. Dr. Telega is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He attended medical school at Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow. Dr. Telega trained at Schneider Children's Hospital for his residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Telega takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors for 10 consecutive years since 2003. He welcomes 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 Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Tina Yen is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Milwaukee, WI. These areas are among her clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), graves disease, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Yen is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Yen attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She has received the distinction of Milwaukee Super Doctors. Dr. Yen is professionally 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 W Wisconsin Avenue; Department of Neurology
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Dominic Fee is a neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: myasthenia gravis, dermatomyositis, and muscular dystrophy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fee accepts. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital, Lexington VA Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Fee's practice is open to new patients.

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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 W Wisconsin Avenue; Division of Neoplastic Diseases
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Wendy Peltier is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She works in Milwaukee, WI. She attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Peltier's clinical interests include hospice (end-of-life care), cancer, and heart failure. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Peltier has received the distinction of Milwaukee Super Doctors. She is professionally 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. David Lloyd Crosby, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
6901 W Edgerton Avenue
Greenfield, WI
 

Dr. David Crosby's specialty is surgical dermatology. He graduated from 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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Crosby include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Crosby honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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. James J Nocton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
9000 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. James Nocton, who practices in Neenah, WI and Milwaukee, WI, is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Nocton's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lyme disease and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nocton takes. Dr. Nocton has received distinctions including Milwaukee Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society; and MCW Society of Teaching Scholars. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare. 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare. Dr. Co accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Co's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received the distinction of Milwaukee Top Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Rheumatic Diseases, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brod's clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuroimmunology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brod completed residency programs at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. 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
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Nicholas Ketchum is a rehabilitation physician. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord injuries, dystonia, and multiple sclerosis (MS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Ketchum honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his 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
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Ryan Walsh's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of nystagmus, diplopia (double vision), and intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri). Dr. Walsh's professional affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Milwaukee VA Medical Center. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

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

Dr. Sidney Herszenson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2600 N Mayfair Road; Suite 810
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Sidney Herszenson sees patients in Milwaukee, WI. His medical specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. His areas of expertise include the following: phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Herszenson has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Herszenson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, Phototherapy

Dr. Lori L Vankoevering, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2025 W Oklahoma Avenue; Suite 105
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Lori Brooks is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Milwaukee, WI, Brown Deer, WI, and Franklin, WI. Dr. Brooks attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Her areas of expertise include diabetic foot ulcers, multiple sclerosis (MS), and fibromyalgia. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Brooks accepts Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group - Primary & Specialty Care, and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Wounds, Fibromyalgia, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Pain Management, Foot 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 in Greenfield, WI and West Allis, WI. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Casterline's areas of expertise consist of nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. He is professionally affiliated with Aurora West Allis Medical Center. Dr. Casterline is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Kurt Walter Grelck, DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3077 N Mayfair Road; Suite 303
Wauwatosa, 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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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Bhupendra O Khatri, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
2801 W Kinnickinnic River Parkway; Suite 630
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Bhupendra Khatri specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and plasmapheresis. He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Dr. Khatri graduated from the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. Dr. Khatri's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khatri takes. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Plasmapheresis

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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.