We found 11 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept CIGNA POS near Hoffman Estates, IL.

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Dr. Kamran A Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
80 W. Hillcrest Boulevard; Suite 208
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary's specialty is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chaudhary include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Chaudhary's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Chaudhary average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chaudhary's office for an appointment.

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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. Jennifer Peak Rubin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Neurology
880 W. Central
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Rubin is a specialist in pediatric neurology. Her clinical interests encompass neurological disorders. Dr. Rubin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with 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
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman, who practices in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Klein-Gitelman attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital for 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. Megan L Curran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Megan Curran is a pediatric rheumatology specialist in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. In Dr. Curran's practice, she is particularly interested in rheumatic diseases. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Curran speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis, Medical Education, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Laura G Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2260 West Higgins Road; Suite 201
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Laura Goldstein is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She works in Lake Forest, IL, Glenview, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldstein include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Goldstein's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Dementia, Stroke, Epilepsy, Memory Disorders, Headache, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael L Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Rheumatology
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Michael Miller is a pediatric allergist and immunologist and pediatric rheumatologist. His clinical interests encompass rheumatoid arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller takes. Dr. Miller attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. Dr. Miller has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla practices pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kagalwalla include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kagalwalla honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Grant Medical College, Dr. Kagalwalla performed 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. Meena Ramalingam Ramalingam, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
990 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 418
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Meena Krishna's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krishna include diabetes, pap test, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Krishna is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krishna graduated from Coimbatore Medical College. She trained at Westlake Hospital for her residency. Dr. Krishna (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Prashant Singri, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
25 E Schaumburg Road; Suite 101
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Prashant Singri, who practices in Schaumburg, IL, is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among his clinical interests: alopecia areata, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singri accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Singri attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Singri trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Cryosurgery, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Erythroderma, Skin ... (Read more)

Specializes in Dermatology
2500 W Higgins Road; Suite 940
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Kolton specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). His areas of expertise include the following: warts, nail issues, and mole removal. Patient ratings for Dr. Kolton average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kolton accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kolton is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Skin Cancer, Nail Issues, Mole Removal, Rashes, Hair Loss, Allergy Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Katsamakis, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3701 Algonquin Road; Suite 800
Rolling Meadows, IL
 

Dr. George Katsamakis works as a neurologist. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Katsamakis completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Katsamakis's areas of clinical interest consist of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), multiple sclerosis (MS), and skin biopsy. Dr. Katsamakis is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: MRI, Multiple Sclerosis, Electroencephalography, Skin Biopsy

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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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