We found 11 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept BlueCare All Copay 1491 near Kissimmee, FL.

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Dr. David Michael Foulk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
604 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. David Foulk is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Foulk is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. After attending Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Foulk is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Prosthetics, Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Mamta Ved Vijayvargiya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
737 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mamta Vijayvargiya is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. She is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Dr. Vijayvargiya attended Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Stem Cell Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harald James Henningsen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
604 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Harald Henningsen sees patients in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Henningsen attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He trained at Tripler Army Medical Center for his residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Ayaz Hizkil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
802 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil works as a general internist in Saint Cloud, FL and Kissimmee, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hizkil honors. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In addition to English, Dr. Hizkil (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Hizkil's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
604 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Karr's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karr include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Karr attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Lamina ... (Read more)

Dr. Fernando A Gonzales-Portillo, MD
Specializes in Neurology
720 W Oak Street; Suite 309
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Gonzales-Portillo is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzales-Portillo speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Radiculopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Amir Khan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
802 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan takes. Dr. Khan graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Khan is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott S Gordon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
604 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Scott Gordon's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon honors. Dr. Gordon graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Gordon is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Wrist Fracture, Lamina Procedures, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yassar Chakfe, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
4248 Town Center Boulevard; Suite 2
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Yassar Chakfe is a neurophysiologist and neurologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Chakfe attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Chakfe is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chakfe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Radiculopathy, Lower Back Pain, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul David Sovran, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Aerospace Medicine
211 East Ruby Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Paul Sovran works as a geriatrician and aerospace medicine specialist in Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Sovran's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Sovran's residency was performed at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

All Interests: Graves Disease, Restless Leg Syndrome, Nosebleeds, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Guillermo Otoya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
737 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Otoya is a hematologist and oncologist in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Otoya include bone marrow biopsy. Dr. Otoya honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at National University of San Marcos, he performed his residency at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Otoya speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Oral ... (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.
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