We found 12 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Open Access 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Chaudhary average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chaudhary include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chaudhary completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Chaudhary's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 Neurology
880 W. Central
Arlington Heights, 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
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, 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. Sara Star Nussbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
880 W. Central Road; Suite 4200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Sara Star is an adolescent medicine specialist in Highland Park, IL, West Highland Park, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sleep disorders, celiac disease, and allergies. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Star obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Star is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Megan L Curran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Megan Curran sees patients in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric rheumatology. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then she performed her residency at Miami Children's Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Curran include rheumatic diseases. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Curran honors. She 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 specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Grayslake, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Glenview, IL. Dr. Goldstein's areas of expertise include the following: multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. She is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldstein honors. Dr. Goldstein's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, 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. Prashant Singri, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
25 E Schaumburg Road; Suite 101
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Prashant Singri is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: alopecia areata, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Singri is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. Dr. Singri's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is a Hoffman Estates, IL physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Patients gave Dr. Kolton an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolton include warts, nail issues, and mole removal. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Kolton takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Kolton speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Specializes in Dermatology
2500 W. Higgins Road; Suite 1040
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Susan Liebovitz's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Liebovitz's clinical interests include restylane injections, laser hair removal, and rosacea. She is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Liebovitz trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Moles, Psoriasis, Botox Injection, Restylane Injections, Laser Hair Removal, Skin Cancer, Facial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Katsamakis' specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise consist of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), multiple sclerosis (MS), and skin biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Katsamakis graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Katsamakis at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Dr. Konstantinos D Kostas, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 610, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Konstantinos Kostas works as a psychologist in Chicago, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: seizure disorders, cancer, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Kostas is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Seizure Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Fibromyalgia, ... (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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