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We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Deland, FL.

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Dr. Royce E Hood Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
740 West Plymouth Avenue; Suite #100
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Royce Hood sees patients in Deland, FL, Orange City, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hood is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hamlet Victor Wady Melgen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
810 North Spring Garden Avenue; Suite 100
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Victor Melgen is a hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Melgen is a graduate of National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Patient ratings for Dr. Melgen average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Melgen is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kottapurath Kochumohammed Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
810 N. Spring Garden Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen sees patients in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Calicut Medical College, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, and the University of Calcutta and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Kunjumoideen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark William Hollmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
740 West Plymouth Avenue; Suite #100
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Mark Hollman is an orthopedist in Deland, FL, Orange City, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Hollman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen M Reed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
740 W Plymouth Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Reed works as an orthopedist in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. Dr. Reed is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Reed attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Reed honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1070 North Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Seema Harichand, who practices in Daytona Beach, FL, Orange City, FL, and Sanford, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Harichand's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Kaposi's Sarcoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, ... (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.