We found 16 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Miami, FL.

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Dr. Neerja Agrawal, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1400 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Neerja Agrawal specializes in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and type 2 diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Dr. Agrawal honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for her residency. 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)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Horstmyer is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Miami, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Horstmyer's areas of expertise include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horstmyer takes. He 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, Dr. Horstmyer 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. Kevin Baruch Fox, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
606 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Fox's specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Fox is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester General Hospital for residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fox is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Nydia Patricia Martinez Galvis, MD
1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

The average patient rating for Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Martinez Galvis is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her medical residency was performed 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
2828 Coral Way; Suite 103
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Armando Hernandez-Rey's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Hernandez-Rey's clinical interests: cysts, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and male infertility. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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 distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Hernandez-Rey (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

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

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

Dr. Jorge Beato's area of specialization is cardiology (heart disease). His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, migraine, and depression. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. Dr. Beato is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

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

Dr. Maria Elena Q Kendall, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
356 Alhambra Circle
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Maria Kendall is a dermatologist in Coral Gables, FL. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Her areas of expertise include cancer, ulcers, and acne. The average patient rating for Dr. Kendall is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Food Allergy, Scar Revision, Skin Issues, Cancer, Ulcers, Lupus, Allergy Testing, Vitiligo, Wounds, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Fanny Gonzalez's area of specialization is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and incontinence. Dr. Gonzalez's professional 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gonzalez trained at Miami Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Hernan Baquerizo specializes in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Baquerizo average 1.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Baquerizo include diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Baquerizo's 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. Stephanie Leigh Duncan-Garcia, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2701 Sw 3rd Avenue; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephanie Duncan-Garcia works as a family practice physician. These areas are among her clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), migraine, and depression. On average, patients gave Dr. Duncan-Garcia a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts 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 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Duncan-Garcia is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

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

Dr. Richard Feinstein works as a dermatologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: acne, psoriasis, and restylane. Dr. Feinstein is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Feinstein attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Gonzalo Flavio Yanez, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
7100 W 20 Avenue; Suite 702
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Gonzalo Yanez is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yanez's clinical interests include migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Migraine, Neck Problems, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Luis Serentill practices general surgery in Miami, FL. Dr. Serentill has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include ulcers, graves disease, and liver disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Serentill trained at Fairview Hospital for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami 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. Keila Garcia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
7371 Sw 24 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Keila Hoover specializes in family medicine and urgent care. These areas are among Dr. Hoover's clinical interests: bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. On average, patients gave her a 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 obtained her medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed her residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hoover is affiliated with 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. Alfredo Machado, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3601 Nw 107 Avenue
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Machado works as a pediatrician. After completing medical school at Ponce School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida. His clinical interests include bulimia, thyroid problems, and hepatitis. Dr. Machado honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Machado is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez is a general internist in Coral Gables, FL. Her clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Gonzalez is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. 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. She attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at West Suburban Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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