We found 44 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Glen Ellyn, 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. 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. Francis Stanley Lichon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
511 Thornhill Drive; Suite C
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Francis Lichon is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lichon at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Dr. Lichon is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus

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. Kamran A Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1 South 450 Summit Avenue; Suite 390
Oak Brook 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. Charles Allan Pratt, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. C. Pratt specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pratt include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and food allergy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pratt's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Pratt has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Obesity, ... (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. Matthew Alfred McCoyd, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Matthew McCoyd works as a neurologist. These areas are among Dr. McCoyd's clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS), intraoperative monitoring, and electromyography (EMG). He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Intraoperative Monitoring, Neuromuscular Disorders

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)

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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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