We found 26 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept CIGNA POS near Downers Grove, IL.

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Dr. Darcy Sittig Majka, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 300
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Darcy Majka's specialty is adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She has indicated that her clinical interests include lupus, myositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Majka is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Majka is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome

Dr. Nicole Cara Richman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Nicole Richman practices adult rheumatology in Westmont, IL. In her practice, Dr. Richman focuses on arthritis and scleroderma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Richman attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Richman is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Elisa Yang Mee Rhew, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Elisa Rhew is an adult rheumatology specialist in Winfield, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. Dr. Rhew is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. In her practice, Dr. Rhew focuses on rheumatoid arthritis. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, inflammatory arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Anna Adenine Stanislaus, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Anna Stanislaus is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Westmont, IL. Dr. Stanislaus attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In her practice, Dr. Stanislaus focuses on osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stanislaus takes. Dr. Stanislaus is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Eric J Munn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 202
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Eric Munn's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His areas of clinical interest consist of joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus. Dr. Munn's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Before performing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Munn attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Munn welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Joint Pain, Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Pin Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Pin Lin works as a rheumatologist. She speaks Mandarin. Her clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Dr. Lin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lin's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamran A Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1s450 Summit Oaks; Suite 390
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary is an adult rheumatology specialist in Schaumburg, IL and Oak Brook Terrace, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Chaudhary attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chaudhary accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Chaudhary is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Depression, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael L Sams, MD
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 340
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Michael Sams' areas of specialization are physical therapy and adult rheumatology; he sees patients in Naperville, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. Dr. Sams's areas of expertise include the following: lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Sams attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Brinda P Joshi, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Brinda Joshi is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. These areas are among Dr. Joshi's clinical interests: knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has an open panel. Dr. Joshi attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Joshi completed a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Osteopathic Medicine, Knee Problems, Trigger Point Injections, Lupus, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Peak Rubin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Rubin works as a pediatric neurologist. In her practice, Dr. Rubin focuses on neurological disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Rubin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), transverse myelitis

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Transverse Myelitis, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Klein-Gitelman graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Klein-Gitelman trained at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital for her residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit, who practices in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Hoscheit's clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Hoscheit attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Hoscheit has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. John Maddalozzo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Maddalozzo specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Westchester, IL. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Maddalozzo completed residency programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maddalozzo accepts. Dr. Maddalozzo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Tonsillectomy, Inflammation

Dr. James W Schroeder II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. James Schroeder, who practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Schroeder include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Schroeder attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Schroeder's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Arthritis, Tonsil ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman A Aliga, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic; 26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Norman Aliga is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Wheaton, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Aliga (or staff) speaks Filipino and Ilocano. His clinical interests include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. He attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Aliga takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aliga has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Amputee ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Grant Medical College. Dr. Kagalwalla's medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Clinical interests for Dr. Kagalwalla include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Kagalwalla's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

All Interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (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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