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We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Compass near Delray Beach, FL.

Dr. Adam Scott Plotkin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5210 Linton Boulevard; Suite 307
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Adam Plotkin is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Plotkin include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Plotkin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Plotkin completed residency programs at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors. Dr. Plotkin (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Psoriasis, Skin of Color

Dr. Robyn Dale Siperstein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1700 W Woolbright Road; Suite 5
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robyn Siperstein is a pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Boynton Beach, FL and Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Siperstein's areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siperstein honors. She attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine.

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Dr. Jeffrey Stuart Fromowitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4601 North Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz works as a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Boca Raton, FL. Patients rated Dr. Fromowitz highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He takes 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 the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Fromowitz's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Fromowitz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Polish.

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All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronnit Hamuy Stein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
5210 Linton Boulevard; Suite 307
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Ronnit Stein is a Delray Beach, FL physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Stein graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Stein's patients gave Dr. Stein an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Stein 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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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
13550 Jog Road; S. D201
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Larissa Zaulyanov Scanlan practices pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery in Delray Beach, FL and Margate, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaulyanov Scanlan include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Dermatology
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sarro is a dermatologist. His areas of expertise include the following: phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Sarro is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sarro honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Dr. Elissa Schwartzfarb Schwartzfarb, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1700 W Woolbright Road; Suite 5
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Elissa Norton's specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze.

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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.