We found 29 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept CIGNA EPO near Glen Ellyn, IL.

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. Corinna Elisabeth Sophie Weckerle, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Corinna Weckerle is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Weckerle's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Weckerle is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Raynaud's, Sjogren's Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, 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. Angelica Kathleen Speyer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Angelica Gierut is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Dr. Gierut has a special interest in connective tissue disorders, inflammation, and autoimmune disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gierut honors. Dr. Gierut has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Inflammation, Connective Tissue Disorders

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. 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. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, 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. 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
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, 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)

Dr. Kelle L Berggren, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
199 Town Square; Suite A
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Kelle Berggren specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among her clinical interests: acne, psoriasis, and varicose veins. On average, patients gave Dr. Berggren a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Berggren is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Laser Treatment, Skin Issues, Psoriasis, Varicose Veins, Hives, Acne

Dr. Subhash Kanubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 424
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Subhash Patel sees patients in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Dekalb, IL. His medical specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: dizziness, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Patel has an open panel. After attending Rush Medical College and the University College London (UCL) Medical School, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Dementia, Epilepsy, Headache, Electromyography, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Losavio honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Losavio is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Losavio attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Manish Prabhakar Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 180
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Manish Kapadia practices neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Naperville, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL. His clinical interests include cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Kapadia honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kapadia's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Kapadia attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Electrophysiological Study, Autoimmune Disorders, Epilepsy, Alzheimer'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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