We found 42 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Westchester, 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Majka include lupus, myositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Majka studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Majka's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Majka honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 sees patients in Westmont, IL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richman include arthritis and scleroderma. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for her residency. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richman accepts. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Rochella Abaygar Ostrowski, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Rochella Ostrowski is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Ostrowski's areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, myositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her professional affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Adenine Stanislaus, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Anna Stanislaus sees patients in Westmont, IL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among Dr. Stanislaus's clinical interests: osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Stanislaus welcomes 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
911 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Eric Munn is an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Munn is especially interested in joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Munn attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He 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. Rodney Tehrani, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Rodney Tehrani's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Tehrani's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tehrani include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Giant Cell Arteritis

Dr. Kamran A Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1 South 450 Summit Avenue; Suite 390
Oak Brook Terrace, 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. G Wendell Richmond, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Immunology
908 North Elm Street; Suite 205
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. G. Richmond is a specialist in allergy and immunology. He works in Hinsdale, IL. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patient reviews placed Dr. Richmond at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Richmond has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, autoimmune disorders, Sjogren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Allergies, Hives, HIV/AIDS, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Dr. Brinda P Joshi, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Brinda Joshi is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Joshi's areas of expertise include knee problems, trigger point injections, and lupus. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Joshi has an open panel.

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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)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Lee Lichtenberg's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Lichtenberg's areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at VA Medical Center. Dr. Lichtenberg's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Melissa Rose Briones, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Luhs Department of Medicine
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Melissa Briones is a rheumatologist. Dr. Briones obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and myositis. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Gregg, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Loyola University Medical Center Suite 54
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Laura Gregg's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gregg include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). She is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Gregg takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gregg graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Autoimmune Disorders, Giant Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Peak Rubin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Neurology
Surgical Treatment Center
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. Vinod Kumar Bansal, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1201 W. Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Vinod Bansal is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Bansal's areas of expertise consist of polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur. His training includes residency programs at SMS Medical College & Attached Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Bansal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Chronic Kidney Disease, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
Surgical Treatment Center
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. Lena Brice Palmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Lena Palmer's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She has a special interest in celiac disease, malabsorption, and nutrition issues. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Palmer takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Weight Loss, Malabsorption

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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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