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We found 11 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Miami Beach, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1400 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Neerja Agrawal is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Agrawal's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and type 2 diabetes. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For her professional training, Dr. Agrawal completed residency programs at Easton Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

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1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez Galvis honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lung Problems, Chest ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Lee Horstmyer, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Horstmyer's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Horstmyer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Horstmyer attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Horstmyer is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Migraine, Snoring, Neck Problems, Epilepsy, Muscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Parul Bhagwati Jayakar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
3100 Sw 62 Ave - Acb - Brain Institute
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Parul Jayakar specializes in pediatric genetics. Dr. Jayakar attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Her areas of expertise include bell's palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), and cystic fibrosis (CF). The average patient rating for Dr. Jayakar is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jayakar has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Autism, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, Bell's ... (Read more)

Dr. Amer Mohammed Malik, MBA, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1150 Nw 14th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amer Malik works as a neurologist in Miami, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malik include visual evoked potential test, orthostatic hypotension, and paralysis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malik is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Ambulatory EEG, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Cluster Headache, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marcy Shera Alvarez, DO
Specializes in Dermatology
1111 Lincoln Road; Suite 375
Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Marcy Alvarez practices dermatology (skin disorders). Her clinical interests include actinic keratosis, rosacea, and acne. Dr. Alvarez attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Lutheran Medical Center for her residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Acne, Skin Biopsy, Actinic Keratosis

Dr. Hernan Raul Baquerizo, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Hernan Baquerizo is an adult endocrinology specialist in Miami, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baquerizo include diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Baquerizo trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baquerizo 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.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Stephanie Leigh Duncan-Garcia, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2701 Sw 3rd Avenue; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephanie Duncan-Garcia specializes in family medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), migraine, and depression. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duncan-Garcia accepts. She attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Duncan-Garcia completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Duncan-Garcia is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Migraine, Snoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosendo Ignacio Collazo, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
336 Nw 5th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosendo Collazo specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Collazo's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Collazo include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and liver disease. Dr. Collazo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Graves Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Wounds, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Ramsey Shaya, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1321 Nw 14th Street; Suite 605
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mark Shaya is a neurosurgeon in Miami, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shaya include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. Dr. Shaya is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Shaya is an in-network provider for AvMed, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Tumor, Sleep Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Bell's Palsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fanny Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
2525 Sw 3 Avenue; Unit Cu-1
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Fanny Gonzalez is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Gonzalez a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Gonzalez's clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), lupus, and kidney problems. Dr. Gonzalez 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. Dr. Gonzalez graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For Dr. Gonzalez's professional training, Dr. Gonzalez completed a residency program at Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems

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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.