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We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Hudson, FL.

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Dr. Adam Jacob Grunbaum, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
11528 Us Highway 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Grunbaum works as an adult rheumatologist in Port Richey, FL, Richey, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Dr. Grunbaum is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Grunbaum accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Bursitis, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10806 Us Highway; 19 Ste 102a; Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield works as a family practice physician in Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Richey, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Greenfield is affiliated with Family Medical Center. Dr. Greenfield 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. Qin Gu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7539 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Qin Gu is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Brooksville, FL. Dr. Gu is conversant in Chinese. Clinical interests for Dr. Gu include back pain, sciatica, and parkinson's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He attended medical school at Second Military Medical University. Dr. Gu trained at Westchester Medical Center for his residency. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gu accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Epilepsy, Neurological ... (Read more)

Dr. Indira Kizhekkemada Umamaheswaran, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7539 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Indira Umamaheswaran specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Umamaheswaran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Her education and training includes medical school at Calicut Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Umamaheswaran accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dementia, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Seizures

Dr. Thondikulam Ananthanarayanan Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7539 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Thondikulam Subramanian specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Subramanian is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He 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. He attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Subramanian (or staff) speaks Arabic and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Concussion, Infections, Seizures

Dr. David William Malka, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7539 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. David Malka is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Malka attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Spine Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder, Epilepsy, Metabolic Disorders, Multiple ... (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.