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 works as a rheumatologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Vidal average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Vidal include knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Vidal is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Neerja Agrawal's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agrawal include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and type 2 diabetes. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Agrawal honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Agrawal completed her residency training at Easton Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

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

1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

The average patient rating for Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Martinez Galvis's clinical interests: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). She is professionally 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. After completing medical school at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, she performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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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
425 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 110
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Armando Hernandez-Rey works as an infertility specialist in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. Patients rated Dr. Hernandez-Rey highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hernandez-Rey include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and infertility. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hernandez-Rey studied medicine at Autonomous University of Central America. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Hernandez-Rey (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Hernandez-Rey's professional 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. Jeffrey Lee Horstmyer, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Horstmyer sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Horstmyer average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Horstmyer's clinical interests: bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Horstmyer graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 cardiology (heart disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Beato honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Malik attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for his residency. His areas of expertise include visual evoked potential test, orthostatic hypotension, and paralysis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malik accepts. He 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. Hernan Raul Baquerizo, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3661 S Miami Avenue; #505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Hernan Baquerizo works as an endocrinologist in Miami, FL. Dr. Baquerizo has a 1.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Baquerizo focuses on diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baquerizo honors. He attended the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Baquerizo speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Fanny Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
2525 Sw 3 Avenue; Unit Cu-1
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Fanny Gonzalez's specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Gonzalez at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), lupus, and kidney problems. Dr. Gonzalez takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gonzalez studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez trained at Miami Children's Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's professional affiliations include 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. Luis H Serentill, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7811 Coral Way; Suite 137
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Luis Serentill practices general surgery. After attending the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Fairview Hospital. Dr. Serentill's areas of expertise include ulcers, graves disease, and liver disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Serentill's hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Duncan-Garcia's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), migraine, and depression. 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. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Duncan-Garcia attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Her 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. Keila Hoover, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
7371 Sw 24 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Keila Hoover's medical specialty is family medicine and urgent care. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoover include bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoover honors 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, Immunization, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Food ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez is a general internist in Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Gonzalez's areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of West Suburban Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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)

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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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