We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Catastrophic 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 specializes in adult rheumatology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Grunbaum performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Health System and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. George S Kardashian, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7544 Jacque Road
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. George Kardashian sees patients in Hudson, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kardashian's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand problems. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kardashian trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Kardashian is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (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). These areas are among Dr. Gu's clinical interests: back pain, sciatica, and parkinson's disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Gu attended medical school at Second Military Medical University. He speaks Chinese. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Health System, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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

Dr. David Malka practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Brooksville, FL. Dr. Malka's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Health System, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Thondikulam Subramanian is a neurologist in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Land O'Lakes, FL. Dr. Subramanian's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Health System, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. Dr. Subramanian's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Subramanian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Indira Umamaheswaran, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7539 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Indira Umamaheswaran is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. She graduated from Calicut Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Umamaheswaran takes 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: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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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.
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