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We found 13 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1423 near Lake Mary, FL.

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Dr. Royce E Hood Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1337 International Parkway S; Suite 1341
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Royce Hood works as an orthopedic surgeon in Deland, FL, Orange City, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Grady Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hood attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Mark William Hollmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1337 International Parkway S; Suite 1341
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Mark Hollman practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Deland, FL, Orange City, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hollman is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

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

Dr. Thomas J Brodrick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1337 International Parkway South; Suite 1341
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Brodrick, who practices in Lake Mary, FL and Orange City, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Brodrick attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Hamlet Victor Wady Melgen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Victor Melgen specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Melgen is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Melgen is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Melgen attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kottapurath Kochumohammed Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. Dr. Kunjumoideen is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended Calicut Medical College, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, and the University of Calcutta for medical school and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. He honors 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: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen M Reed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1337 International Parkway S; Suite 1341
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Reed's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Reed is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Reed takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

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

Dr. Narinder Singh Aujla, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
317 N Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Narinder Aujla works as an orthopedist in Sanford, FL. After attending M.P. Shah Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Aujla's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Wrist Fracture, Knee Fracture, Hand Fracture, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Nitesh Jadavbhai Shekhadia, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
755 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Nitesh Shekhadia's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He studied medicine at M.P. Shah Medical College. Dr. Shekhadia is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Tremors, Stroke, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalyani Gaddipati, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2051
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kalyani Gaddipati specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gaddipati (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and French. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Gaddipati attended medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Gaddipati is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
147 Parliament Loop; Suite 1005
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Sanjiv Kapil sees patients in Lake Mary, FL and Debary, FL. His medical specialty is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Patient reviews placed Dr. Kapil at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kapil honors. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College and a graduate of the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada's residency program. Dr. Kapil is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Rion James Forconi, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
385 Waymont Court; Suite 101
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Rion Forconi, who practices in Lake Mary, FL, is a medical specialist in surgical dermatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Forconi is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Forconi attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Adjacent Tissue Transfer, Psoriasis, Athlete's Foot, Poisoning, Atopic Dermatitis, Basal ... (Read more)

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 West First Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Seema Harichand is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. She 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. Harichand is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Harichand is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Kaposi's Sarcoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elias M Gizaw, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
755 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Elias Gizaw is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Gizaw's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gizaw attended medical school at Volgograd State Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Tremors, Stroke, Epilepsy, ... (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.