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We found 14 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Margate, FL.

Dr. Stanley Earl Skopit, MS, DO
Specializes in Dermatology
4970 W Atlantic Boulevard
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Stanley Skopit specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Margate, FL and Pompano Beach, FL. His areas of expertise include academic dermatology, nail issues, and contact dermatitis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Skopit honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Skopit's education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Broward Health North, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Tropical Skin Diseases, Psoriasis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Schwartz Hecker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
7401 North University Drive; Suite 203
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Melanie Hecker practices pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Hecker's areas of expertise include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Hecker completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hecker (or staff) speaks Spanish and Haitian Creole. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Dr. Peter Andrew Vitulli Jr., DO
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1460 N University Drive
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Peter Vitulli specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Jupiter, FL and Coral Springs, FL. Dr. Vitulli's areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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Dr. Ricardo Mejia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1480 N University Drive
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Mejia is a pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. Dr. Mejia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Mejia include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Mejia attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 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. Mejia takes.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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Dr. David Jay Hecker, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
7401 North University Drive; Suite 203
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. David Hecker is a medical specialist in surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hecker include psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and skin cancer. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point and Broward Health North. Dr. Hecker graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. He accepts 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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All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
3000 N University Drive; Suite K
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Conrad's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Conrad include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. She 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. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Conrad's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is affiliated with Dermatology Consultants.

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Dr. Merrick David Elias, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4610 N Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Merrick Elias' medical specialty is pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Elias include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3000 N University Drive; Suite K
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Michael Engelman works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Coral Springs, FL and Sunrise, FL. These areas are among Dr. Engelman's clinical interests: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engelman accepts. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Brad Peter Glick, MPH, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2960 N State Road 7; Suite 101
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Brad Glick, who practices in Margate, FL, Pompano Beach, FL, and West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. His areas of expertise include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Glick is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Glick is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6552 N State Road 7
Coconut Creek, FL
 

Dr. Willie Richardson's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Richardson accepts 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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Dr. Denise Milagro Guevara, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
2960 N State Road 7
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Denise Guevara is a pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology specialist. Her clinical interests include psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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Dr. Matthew Jared Elias, DO
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4610 N Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Elias is a pediatric dermatologist, dermatological immunologist, and dermatopathologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elias 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.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2960 N State Road; 7 Ste 101
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Larissa Zaulyanov Scanlan practices pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery in Delray Beach, FL and Margate, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaulyanov Scanlan include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Dr. Tracy Anne Favreau, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2766 W Atlantic Boulevard
Pompano Beach, FL
 

Dr. Tracy Favreau, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Davie, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Dr. Favreau's clinical interests include contact dermatitis, hair problems, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. She is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Favreau completed her residency training at Broward Health.

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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.