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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grunbaum is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Largo Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System, Bayfront Health Spring Hill, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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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's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Kardashian speaks Russian. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Kardashian attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. After attending Second Military Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gu include back pain, sciatica, and parkinson's disease. Dr. Gu 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. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. His hospital/clinic 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 is a neurologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Malka's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Health System, 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. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Health System, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Dr. Subramanian takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College, he performed his residency 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's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After attending Calicut Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training 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. She is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Bayfront Health Spring Hill, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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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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