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We found 13 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier 1418V near Hollywood, FL.

Dr. Jay Stuart Gottlieb, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jay Gottlieb is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology, surgical dermatology, and head & neck plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gottlieb is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, hair problems, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Broward Health, Botsford Hospital, and Detroit Osteopathic Hospital for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gottlieb is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Barry Isaac Resnik, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2630 Ne 203 Street; #105
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Barry Resnik works as a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist. His areas of expertise include the following: phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Resnik's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Resnik's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Todd Jonathan Minars, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
4060 Sheridan Street; Suite C
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Todd Minars works as a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist. Dr. Minars is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Minars completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Minars is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Latanya Tamara Benjamin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 495
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Latanya Benjamin is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: academic dermatology, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Benjamin 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. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Women's Dermatologic Society Volunteer of the Year; WDS Recognition for Leadership and Service; and Recognition of Service Excellence Award, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Academic Dermatology, Skin of Color

Dr. Norman Minars, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4020 Sheridan Street; Suite B
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Norman Minars works as a pediatric dermatologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Minars speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Minars include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Minars's professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood and Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Minars attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Minars trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for Dr. Minars's residency. Dr. Minars is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by Dr. Minars's patients. Dr. Minars honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1400 Ne Miami Gardens Drive; Suite 202
North Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Alam Berke is a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist. Dr. Berke's areas of expertise include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berke honors. Before performing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Berke attended Shiraz University of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Berke (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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Dr. Mark Steven Nestor, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2925 Aventura Boulevard; Suite 205
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Mark Nestor, who practices in Aventura, FL and Miami Gardens, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nestor's areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Stuart Alan Sobel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
4340 Sheridan Street; Suite 101
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Sobel's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sobel's areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, hair problems, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. He is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Sobel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sobel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Joel Wiszniak, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
18205 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 2217
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Joel Wiszniak is a physician who specializes in surgical dermatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wiszniak include psoriasis, birthmark, and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. Wiszniak accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Pierre and Marie Curie University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Wiszniak has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Wiszniak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Donna Bilu Bilu Martin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2999 Ne 191st Street; Ph1
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Donna Martin's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Martin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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Dr. Matthew Jared Elias, DO
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4939 Sw 33rd Way
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Elias is a pediatric dermatologist, dermatological immunologist, and dermatopathologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elias is in-network for 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: , psoriasis

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Dr. Loretta Marie Ciraldo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2627 Ne 203rd Street; Suite 111
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Loretta Ciraldo sees patients in Aventura, FL and Miami, FL. Her medical specialties are pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. She has a special interest in psoriasis and cosmetic skin treatment. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ciraldo graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 500
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Marisa Potter works as a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist in Aventura, FL and Miami, FL. She studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Potter's areas of expertise include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield 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.