Finding Providers
loading

We found 21 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Eric Scott Sobel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Eric Sobel's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise consist of polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Sobel's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Sobel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

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

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Polymyositis

Dr. Westley Hubbard Reeves, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Wesley Reeves is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Gainesville, FL. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for his residency. Dr. Reeves has indicated that his clinical interests include scleroderma and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Reeves 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 professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Scleroderma, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Roland Staud, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Roland Staud is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Staud include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Staud accepts. Dr. Staud studied medicine at Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University of Berlin. His medical residency was performed at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He has received the distinction of UF Research Professor. Dr. Staud's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

Read more

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

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Scleroderma, Complex Regional Pain ... (Read more)

Dr. Paulette Christine Hahn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Paulette Hahn is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Hahn is especially interested in scleroderma. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Hahn is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma

Dr. Michael Raymond Bubb, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Bubb's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bubb accepts. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Read more

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

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Newton Lawrence Edwards, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Newton Edwards is a rheumatologist. Dr. Edwards has a special interest in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and wegener's granulomatosis. He 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

Read more

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

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wegener's Granulomatosis, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. John Paul Massini, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. John Massini is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Massini's clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. He 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. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout

Dr. Francisco Antonio Ramos-Caro, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Ramos-Caro is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among Dr. Ramos-Caro's clinical interests: alopecia areata, basal cell carcinoma, and contact dermatitis. He 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. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ramos-Caro is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Rashes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Stuart Segal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Segal's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: glomerulonephritis, lupus nephritis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Segal studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Segal is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

Read more

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

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Kidney Problems, Lupus Nephritis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. William Joseph Triggs, MD
Specializes in Neurology
Univ of Fl - Department of Neurology; Box 100236 Ufhsc
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. William Triggs' specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral neuropathy, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and myasthenia gravis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Triggs obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Triggs's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Nerve Conduction Studies, Myositis, Electromyography, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lucas Jurgen Beerepoot, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Lucas Beerepoot practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Gainesville, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, multiple sclerosis (MS), and chemotherapy. Dr. Beerepoot is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Beerepoot attended the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Dutch.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Spine Tumor, Epilepsy, Brain Tumor, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Chemotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanton King Wesson, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Stanton Wesson practices dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among his clinical interests: alopecia areata, basal cell carcinoma, and contact dermatitis. Dr. Wesson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wesson trained at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/National Capital Consortium. He has received the following distinctions: Professional Memberships; Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology 1987- present; and Association of Professors of Dermatology 2003-present. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Rashes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Andrews Rivkees, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Scott Rivkees sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rivkees include graves disease. He 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. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Rivkees attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Rivkees has received the following distinctions: Named "One of America's Top Pediatricians"; US Senate, Expert for Children and Families Subcommittee; and Rutgers University George H. Cook Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Graves Disease

Dr. Vladimir Vincek, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Vladimir Vincek practices dermatopathology. Dr. Vincek's areas of expertise include the following: alopecia areata, basal cell carcinoma, and contact dermatitis. He honors United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Dermatomyositis, Vitiligo, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Isabel Longo-Imedio, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2000 Sw Archer Road; 3rd Floor
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Maria Longo-Imedio specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Gainesville, FL. She studied medicine at Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Longo-Imedio's clinical interests: alopecia areata, basal cell carcinoma, and contact dermatitis. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Dermatomyositis, Vitiligo, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Ellen Elder, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Melissa Elder is a physician who specializes in pediatric rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Elder include dermatomyositis, wegener's granulomatosis, and scleroderma. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Elder attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

Read more

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

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma, Wegener's Granulomatosis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.