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We found 19 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Dunedin, FL.

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

Dr. Adam Rosen is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Rosen speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Rosen's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Rullanbidot speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. She attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Rullanbidot trained at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Rullanbidot's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rullanbidot honors.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Sankoorikal is conversant in Malayalam. His areas of expertise include the following: fibromyalgia, lupus, and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended medical school at 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 residency. Dr. Sankoorikal has received a 2.5 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.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. Tatiana Pavlovna Nagibina, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
32615 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 2
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Tatiana Nagibina is an adult rheumatology specialist in Palm Harbor, FL. Her areas of expertise include trigger point injections, lupus, and shoulder problems. Dr. Nagibina accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from Minsk State Medical Institute. She is conversant in Russian. Her professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Shoulder Problems, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edison Tan practices general internal medicine in Clearwater, FL. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. On average, patients gave Dr. Tan a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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 John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Tan attended International for medical school. He speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Joseph Laguna's specialty is general internal medicine. His training includes a residency program at Conemaugh Health System. These areas are among Dr. Laguna's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Laguna takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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. 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. Dr. Sinoff is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in dizziness, multiple sclerosis (MS), and sleep apnea. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sinoff accepts. He 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. Ali Mohamad Saifi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ali Saifi is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, Dr. Saifi attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. The average patient rating for Dr. Saifi is 4.0 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. 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), cryotherapy, and holter monitoring. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lewis-Serag 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. Dr. Lewis-Serag's education and training includes medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. 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's areas of specialization are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and cryotherapy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. May studied medicine at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. Dr. May (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. May is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. Ralph Albert Rophie, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1239 Ewing Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Rophie specializes in family medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rophie include cryotherapy, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Dr. Rophie honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. Dr. Rophie speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Maria Pantaleon's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She graduated from International and then she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. These areas are among her clinical interests: back pain, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Dr. Pantaleon has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She 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. Dr. Pantaleon 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. Ananda Som, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
30522 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 109
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ananda Som practices general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Som 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. After completing medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, he performed his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Som (or staff) is conversant in Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Som is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Percy Bracamonte is a general internist and geriatrician. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bracamonte graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Bracamonte is conversant in 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. Mohammad Iqbal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Iqbal is an internist in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Iqbal include back pain, diabetes, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iqbal accepts. Dr. Iqbal trained at Millard Fillmore Hospitals for his residency. 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 is an internal medicine hospitalist. Clinical interests for Dr. Saccente include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Northside Hospital and Heart Institute's residency program. Dr. Saccente has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (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.