We found 13 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Miami, FL.

Dr. Angel F Vidal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7100 W 20 Avenue; Suite 704
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Angel Vidal is a rheumatologist. In addition to English, Dr. Vidal speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Vidal 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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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Neerja Agrawal's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and type 2 diabetes. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Agrawal trained at Easton Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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
 

Patients gave Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez Galvis's clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Martinez Galvis's medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

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

Dr. Jorge Rafael Beato, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
5524 Sw 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Beato is a specialist in cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Beato's clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and depression. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beato honors. He is a graduate of the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Beato completed a residency program at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Horstmyer is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Horstmyer obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. The average patient rating for Dr. Horstmyer is 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Horstmyer has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Amer Mohammed Malik, MBA, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1150 Nw 14th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amer Malik's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Malik's clinical interests 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Malik is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Ambulatory EEG, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Armando E Hernandez Rey, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
425 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 110
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Armando Hernandez-Rey's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and infertility. Dr. Hernandez-Rey's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hernandez-Rey is a graduate of Autonomous University of Central America. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Hernandez-Rey (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Graves Disease, Hormone Therapy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hernan Baquerizo is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baquerizo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Baquerizo speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Duncan-Garcia include erectile dysfunction (impotence), migraine, and depression. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. 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. Dr. Duncan-Garcia's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Fanny Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
2525 Sw 3 Avenue; Unit Cu-1
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Fanny Gonzalez is a pediatric nephrologist. After attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Gonzalez completed Dr. Gonzalez's residency training at Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez's areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), lupus, and kidney problems. Patients gave Dr. Gonzalez an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks 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

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4580 Sw 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez practices general internal medicine. Dr. Gonzalez attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis H Serentill, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7811 Coral Way; Suite 137
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Luis Serentill is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Serentill average 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include ulcers, graves disease, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He 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. Serentill graduated from the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Fairview Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Scar Revision, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Cancer, Ulcers, Thyroid Problems, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keila Hoover, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
7371 Sw 24 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Keila Hoover is a physician who specializes in family medicine and urgent care. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Hoover's areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Hoover is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's residency program. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Immunization, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Food ... (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.