We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Anthem near Davis, CA.

Dr. Monica A Lawry, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2030 Sutter Place; #2200
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Monica Lawry is a dermatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Lawry include skin issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Lawry accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is open to new patients. She attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Lawry's medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, Herpes, Allergy Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. David Takeshi Kira, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
635 Anderson Road; Suite 1
Davis, CA
 

Dr. David Kira is an ophthalmologist. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Kira's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kira's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Trabeculectomy, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Facial Problems, Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Stewar Silva, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2068 John Jones Road
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Robert Silva's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He speaks French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Silva include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He graduated from the University of Montpellier Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Silva's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pancreas Problems, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Ian J Logan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2068 John Jones Road
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Ian Logan is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In Dr. Logan's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Logan accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Logan welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Myra Qi-Hua Hu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2030 Sutter Place; Suite 1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Myra Hu's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She speaks Cantonese. Her clinical interests include neurological disorders. Dr. Hu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Before performing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Hu attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hu takes. Dr. Hu welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Meghan Brady Zavod, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2030 Sutter Place; #2200
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Meghan Zavod is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zavod include skin issues. Dr. Zavod honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Zavod's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Herpes, Rosacea, Scabies, Shingles, Mole Removal, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Neerali Mukesh Bernard, DO
Specializes in Neurology
2030 Sutter Place; Suite 1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Neerali Bernard specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in neurological disorders. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bernard studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Bernard (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Bernard is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dizziness, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Dementia, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Memory ... (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.
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