We found 29 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Shield PPO near San Carlos, CA.

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Dr. Victoria Marie Kelly, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Victoria Kelly is an adult rheumatology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Before completing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Kelly attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelly include rheumatic diseases. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Kelly's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Popkin Stevens, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
101 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 307
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Michael Stevens works as an adult rheumatologist in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Stevens is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: autoimmune disorders and rheumatic diseases. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stevens has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Stevens's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. Christine Marie Thorburn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Christine Thorburn is an adult rheumatology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Thorburn is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thorburn include vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Thorburn is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Fischer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Fischer, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, Dublin, CA, and Fremont, CA, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fischer at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fischer honors. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Fischer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Fischer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Food Allergy, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew L Rozelle, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Rozelle is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rozelle include rheumatic diseases. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rozelle accepts. Before performing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Rozelle attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Mulligan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
730 Welch Road; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Michael Mulligan specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Mountain View, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Mulligan attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Mulligan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen F Han, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Karen Han is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Han include skin issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Han honors. Unfortunately, Dr. Han is not accepting new patients at this time. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Han trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is conversant in Mandarin.

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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. Marc H Levin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Marc Levin is a specialist in neuro-ophthalmology. He works in San Francisco, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and San Carlos, CA. His clinical interests encompass eye problems. Dr. Levin accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scheie Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Eye Movement Disorders, Graves Disease, Strabismus Surgery, Facial Problems, Eye Problems, Botox ... (Read more)

Dr. Stewart Lyndon Cooper, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Stewart Cooper's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Cooper is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Cooper graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine. He offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease, Hemochromatosis, Wilson's ... (Read more)

Dr. Sabina A Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sabina Ali's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ali's areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Ali takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama, Dr. Ali attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Colitis, Hydrogen Breath Test, Failure to Thrive, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol S Clewans, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Carol Clewans practices adult endocrinology in Palo Alto, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Clewans attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Clewans accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Hirsutism, Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Claribel Paguio Taylor, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Claribel Taylor works as a gastroenterologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Taylor is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor honors. Dr. Taylor studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Taylor's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Disease, Capsule Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy E Gilliam, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Amy Gilliam's area of specialization is pediatric dermatology. Dr. Gilliam speaks Spanish. She has a special interest in dermatitis (skin inflammation), laser treatment, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gilliam trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Skin Issues, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Dermatitis

Dr. David N Gershfield, MD
Specializes in Neurology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Gershfield is a neurologist in Palo Alto, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gershfield include neurological disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gershfield is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Neurological Disorders, Electromyography, Peripheral Neuropathy, Amyotrophic ... (Read more)

Dr. Renata H Mullen, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Renata Mullen sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Mullen average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include skin issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Mullen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Allergy Skin Testing, Rosacea, Skin Issues, Atypical Moles, Melanoma, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugene Young Lee, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
100 So. Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 507
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Lee is a gastroenterologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Lee is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (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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