We found 14 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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Vidal is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Vidal include knee problems, trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Vidal honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Neerja Agrawal works as an adult nephrologist in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Her areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and type 2 diabetes. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For her residency, Dr. Agrawal trained at Hahnemann University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Agrawal 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)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Horstmyer is a neurologist. Dr. Horstmyer attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 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. Horstmyer honors. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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. Jorge Rafael Beato, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
5524 Southwest 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Beato's specialty is cardiology (heart disease). His areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Beato honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Beato trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Beato is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

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

1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis attended medical school at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez Galvis include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Martinez Galvis's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez Galvis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

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

Dr. Armando E Hernandez-Rey, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2828 Coral Way; Suite 103
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Armando Hernandez-Rey's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. On average, patients gave Dr. Hernandez-Rey a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cysts, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and male infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hernandez-Rey attended medical school at the University of Medical Sciences (UCIMED) and Autonomous University of Central America. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Hernandez-Rey has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Hernandez-Rey (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Graves Disease, Cysts, Surgical Procedures, Hormone Therapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amer Malik works as a neurologist. His clinical interests include visual evoked potential test, orthostatic hypotension, and paralysis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malik studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Malik is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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

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

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

Dr. Fanny Gonzalez works as a pediatric nephrologist in Miami, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gonzalez at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez include hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney problems, and lupus. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at Miami Children's Hospital, Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Hernan Baquerizo's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He is especially interested in diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Baquerizo accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Baquerizo attended the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

Dr. Richard Jay Feinstein, MD
Specializes in Dermatology, Other
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 1005
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Feinstein is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Feinstein include acne, psoriasis, and restylane. Dr. Feinstein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, Dr. Feinstein speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Acne, Restylane, Cosmetic Skin Treatment

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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Serentill's clinical interests: ulcers, graves disease, and liver disease. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Serentill is a graduate of the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Fairview Hospital's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Stephanie Duncan-Garcia practices family medicine. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Duncan-Garcia include erectile dysfunction (impotence), migraine, and depression. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Duncan-Garcia accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her professional 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. 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; she sees patients in Miami, FL. She graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hoover completed a residency program at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Her areas of expertise include bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. Patients gave Dr. Hoover an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Hoover's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, migraine, and depression. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of West Suburban Medical Center's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez takes.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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