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We found 4 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Premier near Brooksville, FL.

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

Dr. Qin Gu's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Dr. Gu's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, sciatica, and parkinson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Dr. Gu is a graduate of Second Military Medical University and a graduate of Westchester Medical Center's residency program. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Umamaheswaran attended Calicut Medical College for medical school. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Subramanian average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Subramanian honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Subramanian (or staff) speaks Arabic and Hindi. Dr. Subramanian's professional 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 physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malka honors. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Malka is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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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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.