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We found 5 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Premier near Brooksville, FL.

Dr. Qin Gu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Qin Gu works as a neurologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, sciatica, and parkinson's disease. Dr. Gu has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gu attended Second Military Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Epilepsy, Neurological ... (Read more)

Dr. Indira Kizhekkemada Umamaheswaran, MD
Specializes in Neurology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Indira Umamaheswaran is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Umamaheswaran's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Calicut Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Umamaheswaran trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dementia, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Seizures

Dr. Thondikulam Ananthanarayanan Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Neurology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Thondikulam Subramanian's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Subramanian studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Subramanian honors. In addition to English, Dr. Subramanian (or staff) speaks Arabic and Hindi. Dr. Subramanian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Concussion, Infections, Seizures

Dr. David William Malka, MD
Specializes in Neurology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. David Malka is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Malka is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Malka attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Spine Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder, Epilepsy, Metabolic Disorders, Multiple ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
17222 Hospital Boulevard; Suite 346
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Anjali Singh's specialties are pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singh include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh takes. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (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.