We found 15 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Coventry Bronze near Clearwater, FL.

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Dr. Eugenia R Rullan-Bidot, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eugenia Rullanbidot works as a rheumatologist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Rullanbidot is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rullanbidot include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Before performing her residency at Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Rullanbidot attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Rullanbidot honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Michael Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Adam Rosen works as an adult rheumatologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rosen at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Rosen speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

Dr. Antony G Sankoorikal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2655 State Road 580; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Antony Sankoorikal specializes in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Sankoorikal speaks Malayalam. His areas of expertise include the following: fibromyalgia, lupus, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Sankoorikal graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Edison Ngo Tan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Edison Tan's specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Tan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from International. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for his residency. Dr. Tan is conversant in Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart Evan Sinoff, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
430 Morton Plant Street; Balance Disorders Clinic Suite 402
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Sinoff's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Sinoff has indicated that his clinical interests include dizziness, multiple sclerosis (MS), and sleep apnea. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sinoff is affiliated with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Vertigo, Eye Problems, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph A Laguna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2725 Park Drive; Suite 5
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Laguna practices general internal medicine in Clearwater, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Laguna speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laguna include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Laguna trained at Conemaugh Health System. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes 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: , lupus

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Bone Density Test, Exercise Stress Test, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Xiomara R Ramirez Ortega, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1007 Jeffords Street; Jeffords Internal Medicine Suite 101
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Xiomara Ramirez-Ortega specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes 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: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Mohamad Saifi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ali Saifi practices general internal medicine. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. These areas are among Dr. Saifi's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Patients rated Dr. Saifi highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Saifi (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Maha Serag Lewis-Serag, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3190 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 203
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Maha Lewis-Serag sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Before completing her residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center., Dr. Lewis-Serag attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lewis-Serag include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. The average patient rating for Dr. Lewis-Serag is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lewis-Serag takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Her professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ana Belen Charles, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
612 Druid Road East; Suite B
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ana May is a physician who specializes in family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. Dr. May is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. Dr. May (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Cristina Lim Pantaleon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Maria Pantaleon's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Pantaleon average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: back pain, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pantaleon graduated from International. Her training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Arrhythmias, Lupus, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Percy Renato Bracamonte, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
646 Virginia Street; Mease Medical Arts Iii Suite 601
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Percy Bracamonte is an internist and geriatrician in Dunedin, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Bracamonte a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Bracamonte attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Bracamonte speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Iqbal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Iqbal sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Iqbal include back pain, diabetes, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Iqbal is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His medical residency was performed at Millard Fillmore Hospitals. Dr. Iqbal is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Holter Monitoring, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Attention Deficit Disorder, Lupus, Back Pain, Infections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Douglas Saccente, DO
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1251 Lakeview Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Saccente's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. Dr. Saccente's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Northside Hospital and Heart Institute's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard E Feingold, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1007 Jeffords Street; Suite 101
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Howard Feingold is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. He works in Clearwater, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, hepatitis, and lupus. Dr. Feingold is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Feingold trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Hepatitis, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hospital ... (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.
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