We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier 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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Dr. Grunbaum honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Largo Medical Center for residency.

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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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand problems. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kardashian accepts. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. In addition to English, Dr. Kardashian speaks Russian.

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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 physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Gu's clinical interests include back pain, sciatica, and parkinson's disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Gu attended Second Military Medical University for medical school. Dr. Gu speaks Chinese. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville 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. Indira Kizhekkemada Umamaheswaran, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7539 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Indira Umamaheswaran practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in New Port Richey, FL, Hudson, FL, and Brooksville, FL. Dr. Umamaheswaran is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Calicut Medical College. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Umamaheswaran is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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 works as a neurologist in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Land O'Lakes, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Subramanian a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Subramanian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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 neurologist. Dr. Malka's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. 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 studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Malka is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville 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)

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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.