We found 21 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Savings Plan near Sunnyvale, CA.

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Dr. Michael Joseph Mulligan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Michael Mulligan works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Mulligan attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Mulligan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

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

Dr. Jenny Eileen Scheuerlein, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Jenny Murase works as a dermatologist in Mountain View, CA. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include skin issues. Dr. Murase's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Murase is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Murase attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She speaks Japanese.

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

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

Dr. Edward Shengwen Huang, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 East El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Edward Huang's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Huang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Huang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter William Simpson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Peter Simpson's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Simpson include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Simpson graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Simpson completed his residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Simpson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Terry T Farsani, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
701 E El Camino Real; Department of Dermatology
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Terry Farsani's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Farsani (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Farsani include skin issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Farsani trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University for her residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Farsani's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Allergy Skin Testing, Rosacea, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond H Hong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Raymond Hong sees patients in Dublin, CA and Mountain View, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Hong speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hong's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

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

Dr. Marc H Levin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
1085 W. El Camino Real; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Marc Levin is a specialist in neuro-ophthalmology. He works in San Francisco, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levin include eye problems. Dr. Levin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Scheie Eye Institute, Dr. Levin attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Levin welcomes new patients.

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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. Regina-Celeste Shahnaz Ahmad, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
701 E El Camino Real; Department of Dermatology
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Regina-Celeste Ahmad specializes in pediatric dermatology and practices in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmad include skin issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ahmad graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmad welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Rosacea, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chien-Ye Liu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Chien-Ye Liu specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Los Gatos, CA and Mountain View, CA. His clinical interests include neurological disorders. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Liu graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liu is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Nerve Conduction Studies, Stroke, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katerina P Podlesnaya, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Katerina Shetler is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Shetler a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Shetler focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shetler has an open panel. For her professional training, Dr. Shetler completed a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shetler speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Ellen Chieko De Coninck, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
401 Old San Francisco Road; 2nd Floor
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Ellen Deconinck's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). She has a special interest in skin issues. Patients gave Dr. Deconinck an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Deconinck studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Deconinck's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Injectable Fillers, Rosacea, Skin Issues, Atypical Moles, Cancer Screening, Psoriasis, Botox ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Hsiao-Kung Feng, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Charles Feng specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Feng trained at Scripps Clinic for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Feng's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

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

Dr. Bryan K Cho, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
401 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Bryan Cho, who practices in Mountain View, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, and Los Gatos, CA, is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Cho average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include skin issues. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cho is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Cho attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, Allergy Skin Testing, Rosacea, Spider Veins, Mole ... (Read more)

Dr. Julia Alamedia Cronin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Julia Cronin is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Los Gatos, CA and Mountain View, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. Dr. Cronin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Skin Issues, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robin Schroeder Schroeder, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
401 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Robin Lewallen's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Lewallen's clinical interests include skin issues. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Lewallen attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Lewallen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Rosacea, Skin Issues, Hair Loss, Skin Tag Removal, Skin Surgery, Cancer Screening, Moles, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lara Lyn An Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Lara Wong practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Wong's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wong include diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel. Dr. Wong is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Wong trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Diabetes, Thyroid Nodules, Metabolism, ... (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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