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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hood is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Hood performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Grady Memorial 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. Thomas J Brodrick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1337 International Parkway South; Suite 1341
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Brodrick's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Brodrick's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brodrick trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. He is 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. Stephen M Reed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1337 International Parkway S; Suite 1341
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Reed's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Reed is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Reed attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Mark Hollmann sees patients in Deland, FL, Orange City, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hollmann at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Hollmann is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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 is a Sanford, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Aujla has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 studied medicine at M.P. Shah Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. 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. Victor Wady Melgen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Victor Melgen is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Orange City, FL, Deland, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Melgen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Melgen is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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 K Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Calicut Medical College and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Kunjumoideen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. Nitesh Shekhadia is a Lake Mary, FL physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Shekhadia is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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)

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). After attending Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kapil completed his residency training at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Kapil is professionally 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 J Forconi, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
385 Waymont Court; Suite 101
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Rion Forconi's specialty is surgical dermatology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Forconi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is 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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Harichand is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Harichand 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.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

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

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

Dr. Elias Gizaw is a neurologist in Lake Mary, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gizaw is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from Volgograd State Medical University. Dr. Gizaw is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Gaddipati is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for her residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gaddipati accepts. Dr. Gaddipati (or staff) speaks Telugu and French. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophageal Ulcer, ... (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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