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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 practices adult rheumatology in Miami, FL and Hialeah, FL. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. Patients rated Dr. Vidal highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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. Vidal accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vidal's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Jorge Beato is a physician who specializes in cardiology (heart disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Beato is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Beato speaks 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. 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. 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 sees patients in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Hernandez-Rey is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and infertility. Dr. Hernandez-Rey is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Central America, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Hernandez-Rey (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 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. Luis H Serentill, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7811 Coral Way; Suite 137
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Luis Serentill is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Serentill average 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Serentill include ulcers, graves disease, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Serentill accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Serentill's training includes a residency program at Fairview Hospital. 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. 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

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

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at West Suburban Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's professional 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. Keila Hoover, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
7371 Sw 24 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Keila Hoover's areas of specialization are family medicine and urgent care. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. Dr. Hoover honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hoover attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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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.