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We found 4 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Coventry Bronze $15 Copay Carelink HMO PD near Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Marta Ines Rendon, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
880 Nw 13th Street; Suite 3c
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Marta Rendon practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. Dr. Rendon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Who's Who In Healthcare Limited For Indivdual; Leadership & Achievement, 2000-2001; and Women Of Distinction Award Soroptimist Int'L. Dr. Rendon speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Delray Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Tamara Lee Gmitter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2900 N Military Trail; Suite 110
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Tamara Gmitter's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. After attending Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dr. Gmitter completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Clinical interests for Dr. Gmitter include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
880 Nw 13th Street; Suite 3c
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Chere Lucas Anthony's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology; she sees patients in Miami Beach, FL and Boca Raton, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lucas Anthony include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Lucas Anthony honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Specializes in Dermatology
951 Nw 13th Street; Suite 2d
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sarro is a dermatologist. His areas of expertise include the following: phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Sarro is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sarro honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and 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.