We found 8 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Choice POS near Hinsdale, IL.

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

Dr. Jennifer Rubin is a pediatric neurology specialist. In her practice, Dr. Rubin focuses on neurological disorders. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Rubin attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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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 is a pediatric rheumatology specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Klein-Gitelman welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. John Maddalozzo, who practices in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Westchester, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Maddalozzo's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Maddalozzo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Maddalozzo is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Tonsillectomy, Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Inflammation

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

Dr. James Schroeder is a pediatric otolaryngologist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Schroeder include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Schroeder's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla sees patients in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kagalwalla is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kagalwalla attended Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

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

Dr. Christopher P Simon, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 110
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Simon works as a neurophysiologist and neurologist in Hinsdale, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Simon's clinical interests include migraine, torticollis, and muscle pain. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Simon studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Simon (or staff) speaks German and French.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, Dementia, Electroencephalography, Muscle ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Nathan Harris, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
333 Chestnut Street; #202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Harris is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harris include warts, chemical peels, and moles. Patient reviews placed Dr. Harris at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harris is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Restylane, Moles, Psoriasis, Botox ... (Read more)

Dr. Kerry G Gallagher, MD
Specializes in Neurology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 110
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Kerry Disanto is a Hinsdale, IL physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: migraine, torticollis, and muscle pain. Dr. Disanto is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Disanto is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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

All Interests: Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, Dementia, Electroencephalography, Muscle Pain, Stroke, ... (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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