We found 13 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders near Ypsilanti, MI.

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Wendy Marder MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Wendy Marder practices adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Marder include pregnancy and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Marder is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Before completing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Marder attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

All Interests: Pregnancy, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Seetha Ursula Monrad MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4260 Plymouth Road; Level 1
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Seetha Monrad, who practices in Ann Arbor, MI, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis, sjogren's syndrome, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Monrad is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's Syndrome, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Sjogren's Syndrome

Dr Barry I Auster MD
Specializes in Dermatology
Average rating 3.4 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
5333 Mcauley Drive; Suite 5003
Ypsilanti, MI

Dr. Barry Auster is a dermatologist in Farmington, MI and Ypsilanti, MI. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and California Pacific Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Auster's clinical interests: juvederm, mole removal, and laser hair removal. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Auster is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Auster (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, German, and Yiddish. Dr. Auster's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , Psoriasis

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, Tattoo Removal, Restylane, Laser Treatment, Mole Removal, Bloodless Medicin ... (Read more)

John Y Kao MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4270 Plymouth Road; Entrance 4, Eaa Amb Surgery & Medical Procedure
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. John Kao is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Ann Arbor, MI, Livonia, MI, and Northville, MI. These areas are among Dr. Kao's clinical interests: celiac disease and eosinophilic esophagitis (eoE). He is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, Dr. Kao speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , Celiac Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Michael David Rice MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4270 Plymouth Road; Entrance 4, Eaa Amb Surgery & Medical Procedure
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Michael Rice is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Ann Arbor, MI, Brighton, MI, and Livonia, MI. He is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Rice honors Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Relevant Interests: , Celiac Disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr Charles Norman Ellis MD
Specializes in Dermatology
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive; Suite 2350
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Charles Ellis is an Ann Arbor, MI physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ellis include acne, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis. He is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Ellis attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Ellis honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , Psoriasis

All Interests: Acne, Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis

David A Altman MD
Specializes in Dermatology
Average rating 3.85 stars out of 5 (25 ratings)
5333 Mcauley Drive; Suite 5003
Ypsilanti, MI

Dr. David Altman specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in PUVA therapy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and psoriasis. The average patient rating for Dr. Altman is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Altman has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Psoriasis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Psoriasis, PUVA Therapy

Joel H Rubenstein MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4270 Plymouth Road; Entrance 4, Eaa Amb Surgery & Medical Procedure
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Joel Rubenstein is an Ann Arbor, MI physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Rubenstein trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Eosinophilic Esophagitis

All Interests: Achalasia, Dysplasia, Esophageal Cancer, Swallowing Problems, Barrett's Esophagus, Eosinophilic Esop ... (Read more)

Georgiana M Sanders MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive; Suite H-2100
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Georgiana Sanders specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Ann Arbor, MI. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sanders trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Her clinical interests include anaphylaxis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Eosinophilic Esophagitis

All Interests: Anaphylaxis, Eczema, Hay Fever, Asthma, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Shanti Lynne Eswaran MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4270 Plymouth Road; Entrance 4, Eaa Amb Surgery & Medical Procedure
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Shanti Eswaran is an adult gastroenterology specialist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, peptic ulcer, and celiac disease. Dr. Eswaran takes Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Eswaran is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Celiac Disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Disorders, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Pept ... (Read more)

Marc S McMorris MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive; Suite H-2100
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Marc McMorris is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. His areas of expertise include the following: anaphylaxis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. McMorris honors Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Dr. McMorris is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Eosinophilic Esophagitis

All Interests: Anaphylaxis, Eczema, Hay Fever, Asthma, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Deborah Oberdoerster MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 3.8 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
5333 Mcauley Drive; Suite R5011
Ypsilanti, MI

Dr. Deborah Oberdoerster's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Oberdoerster is rated highly by her patients. She honors Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Oberdoerster trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Oberdoerster is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Eosinophilic Esophagitis

All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Sinusitis, Asthma, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Benjamin Matthew Segal MD
Specializes in Neurology
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Benjamin Segal is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Segal attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Segal include multiple sclerosis (MS). He honors Medicare insurance. His professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Multiple Sclerosis

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

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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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