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

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

Dr. Adam Rosen sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Rosen is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. His clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosen average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Eugenia R Rullan-Bidot, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eugenia Rullanbidot specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Clearwater, FL. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Rullanbidot is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Monmouth Medical Center. In addition to English, she 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 George Sankoorikal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2655 State Road 580; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Antony Sankoorikal's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Sankoorikal is conversant in Malayalam. Clinical interests for Dr. Sankoorikal include fibromyalgia, lupus, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Sankoorikal has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sankoorikal honors 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: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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 is a general internist. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and menopause. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ramirez-Ortega completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (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 is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Clearwater, FL and Bay Pines, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sinoff's areas of clinical interest consist of dizziness, multiple sclerosis (MS), and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Sinoff is professionally 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 Anthony Laguna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2725 Park Drive; Suite 5
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Laguna is an internist in Clearwater, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Laguna speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laguna include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Laguna trained at Conemaugh Health System for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: Auto Injuries, Bone Density Test, Exercise Stress Test, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edison Tan is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Tan obtained his medical school training at International and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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. Ali Mohamad Saifi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ali Saifi's medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Saifi (or staff) speaks Arabic and Portuguese. Clinical interests for Dr. Saifi include alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Dr. Saifi attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saifi 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.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Ana May practices family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist) in Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, Dr. May (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. May include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. She is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. May graduated from the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (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's medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lewis-Serag speaks Arabic. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. She is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lewis-Serag trained at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. for residency. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lewis-Serag 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: Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, ... (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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Dunedin, FL. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Bracamonte is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. His residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Bracamonte speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. 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. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pantaleon's clinical interests include back pain, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pantaleon obtained her medical school training at International and performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is professionally 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. Mohammad Iqbal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Iqbal's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Iqbal include back pain, diabetes, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Millard Fillmore Hospitals. Dr. Iqbal's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as an internal medicine hospitalist in Clearwater, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saccente accepts. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Howard Feingold works as an internal medicine hospitalist. Dr. Feingold studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, hepatitis, and lupus. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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