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We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Bronze Compass 4200 near Boynton Beach, FL.

Dr. Brett Stuart Dock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
120 John F Kennedy Drive; Suite 128
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Brett Dock is a pediatric dermatologist. Dr. Dock's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in nail issues, contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include JFK Medical Center and Bethesda Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Dock attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Nail Issues, Skin Issues

Dr. Robyn Dale Siperstein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1700 W Woolbright Road; Suite 5
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robyn Siperstein is a specialist in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. She works in Boynton Beach, FL and Boca Raton, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Siperstein include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Siperstein has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
120 Jfk Drive; Suite 128
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Cristina Lampuri, who practices in West Palm Beach, FL and Atlantis, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Dr. Lampuri graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Her areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lampuri takes. Dr. Lampuri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
13550 Jog Road; S. D201
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Larissa Zaulyanov Scanlan is a pediatric dermatologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zaulyanov Scanlan include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. Dr. Zaulyanov Scanlan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Dermatology
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sarro's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Sarro attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. These areas are among his clinical interests: phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sarro takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Elissa Schwartzfarb Schwartzfarb, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1700 W Woolbright Road; Suite 5
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Elissa Norton practices pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology in Boca Raton, FL and Boynton Beach, FL. These areas are among Dr. Norton's clinical interests: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze.

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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.