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We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Hudson, FL.

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

Dr. George Kardashian is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Hudson, FL and Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand problems. Dr. Kardashian takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kardashian attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. In addition to English, he 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. John Robert Hamill Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
7547 Jacque Road
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. John Hamill sees patients in Hudson, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL. His medical specialties are dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Hamill's clinical interests: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Hamill attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Adam Greenfield practices family medicine in Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Greenfield has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with Family Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. Dr. Greenfield 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. Michael Eric Krutchik, DO
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
8220 Us Highway 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Michael Krutchik practices surgical dermatology in Port Richey, FL, Largo, FL, and Richey, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Krutchik include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Krutchik studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Largo Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard A Miller, DO
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
8220 Us Highway 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Richard Miller's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Miller's clinical interests: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He honors 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 Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Miller performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Theodore Nicholas Fotopoulos, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
7509 State Road; 52 Ste 150
Bayonet Point, FL
 

Dr. Theodore Fotopoulos is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in New Port Richey, FL and Bayonet Point, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fotopoulos's areas of clinical interest consist of nail issues and psoriasis. He 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. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Fotopoulos is conversant in Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Psoriasis

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
14100 Fivay Road; Suite 120
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Muna Goyal's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology; she sees patients in Hudson, FL. These areas are among Dr. Goyal's clinical interests: academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. She 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.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, ... (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.