We found 18 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Naperville, IL.

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Corinna E Weckerle MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL

Dr. Corinna Weckerle works as a general practitioner and adult rheumatologist. Dr. Weckerle is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her clinical interests include raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weckerle honors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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)

Angelica K Gierut MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Rheumatology
25 Winfield Road
Winfield, IL

Dr. Angelica Gierut specializes in general practice and adult rheumatology and practices in Winfield, IL and Warrenville, IL. Her areas of expertise include connective tissue disorders, inflammation, and autoimmune disorders. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Gierut performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Gierut is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Autoimmune Disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Inflammation, Connective Tissue Disorders

Eric J Munn MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.41 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 202
Woodridge, IL

Dr. Eric Munn is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. After attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Dr. Munn completed his residency training at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Munn include joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Munn is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Joint Pain, Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases

Pin Lin MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 2.55 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL

Dr. Pin Lin is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She speaks Mandarin. These areas are among her clinical interests: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Lin attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lin at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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 PT
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Adult Rheumatology
1020 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 100
Naperville, IL

Dr. Michael Sams practices physical therapy and adult rheumatology. Dr. Sams's areas of expertise include the following: lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Rheumatic Diseases

Brinda P Joshi DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1020 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 100
Naperville, IL

Dr. Brinda Joshi specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Joshi's areas of expertise include knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Joshi welcomes new patients.

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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 Is ... (Read more)

Lauren Taglia MD PHD
Specializes in General Practice, Dermatology
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL

Dr. Lauren Taglia's specialties are general practice and dermatology (skin disorders). She practices in Naperville, IL. Her clinical interests include rosacea, acne, and non-melanoma skin cancer. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Taglia attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Taglia trained at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Taglia is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Acne, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment ... (Read more)

Donald Hoscheit MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL

Dr. Donald Hoscheit sees patients in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Hoscheit attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Hoscheit has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Celiac Disease

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbla ... (Read more)

Laura A Oswald DO
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL

Dr. Laura Oswald sees patients in Wheaton, IL. Her medical specialties are general practice and family medicine. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of MacNeal Hospital's residency program. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Oswald's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Oswald takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Celiac Disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Women's Health Issues, Ce ... (Read more)

Andelka D Losavio MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL

Dr. Andelka Losavio's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Losavio is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Losavio trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for her residency. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Celiac Disease

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

Dr Manish Prabhakar Kapadia MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
636 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL

Dr. Manish Kapadia works as a neurophysiologist and neurologist. His areas of expertise include the following: cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kapadia takes. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Kapadia completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kapadia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Multiple Sclerosis, Autoimmune Disorders

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Electrophysiological Study, Autoimmune Disorders, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's Dis ... (Read more)

Marc Fallah MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL

Dr. Marc Fallah is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fallah attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Fallah include heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fallah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Fallah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Celiac Disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Celiac Dis ... (Read more)

Kelle Berggren MD
Specializes in Dermatology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
199 Town Square; Suite A
Wheaton, IL

Dr. Kelle Berggren is a Wheaton, IL physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Berggren include acne, psoriasis, and varicose veins. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Berggren accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Berggren 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: , Psoriasis

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

Jennifer Ahmadian MD
Specializes in Neurology
Average rating 3.22 stars out of 5 (23 ratings)
636 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL

Dr. Jennifer Ahmadian's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS), and headache. Dr. Ahmadian is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Ahmadian trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Multiple Sclerosis

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Seizure Disorders

Harold Mozwecz MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL

Dr. Harold Mozwecz is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Mozwecz's clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mozwecz accepts. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Mozwecz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Mozwecz's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Celiac Disease

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder P ... (Read more)

Rafael Piedra MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.7 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL

Dr. Rafael Piedra's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Piedra's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Piedra is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Piedra has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Celiac Disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Colore ... (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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