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We found 20 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 specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Hialeah, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Vidal is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Vidal takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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 specializes in adult nephrology. Her clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and nephrotic syndrome. Dr. Agrawal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her residency was performed at Easton Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

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

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1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 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. Martinez Galvis takes. She attended Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic Florida for residency. 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 is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Horstmyer's areas of expertise include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. His average patient rating is 3.5 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. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Horstmyer performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. 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. Vitor Filipa Weinman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
401 Coral Way; Suite 207
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Vitor Weinman's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. Dr. Weinman studied medicine at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. These areas are among his clinical interests: contact dermatitis, hair problems, and acne. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Weinman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Dr. Weinman is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Spider Veins, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
1295 Nw 14th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gil Yosipovitch's specialty is pediatric dermatology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yosipovitch include academic dermatology, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and psoriasis. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Aetna HSA, and more. Before completing his residency at Rabin Medical Center, Dr. Yosipovitch attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Heinz Maurer Prize for Dermatological Rese, German Dermatology Association.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

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

Dr. Jorge Beato practices cardiology (heart disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Beato is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Beato graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

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

Dr. Parul Bhagwati Jayakar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
3100 Sw 62 Ave - Brain Institute
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Parul Jayakar sees patients in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric genetics. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Jayakar is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Dr. Jayakar has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Autism, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, Bell's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatopathology
1295 North West 14th Street; Suite K - M
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Paolo Romanelli specializes in dermatopathology. In his practice, Dr. Romanelli focuses on cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and psoriasis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Romanelli accepts. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Romanelli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Issues, Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

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. Dr. Hernandez-Rey has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and infertility. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Hernandez-Rey accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Central America. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Hernandez-Rey (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

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

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
1600 North West 10th Avenue, Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous .; Room 2023a
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Robert Kirsner's specialty is surgical dermatology. Dr. Kirsner is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include academic dermatology and psoriasis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirsner accepts. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues

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 practitioner. Patient reviews placed Dr. Duncan-Garcia at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), migraine, and depression. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Duncan-Garcia takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

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

Dr. Hernan Baquerizo is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baquerizo include diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. Dr. Baquerizo's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Baquerizo's patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. He 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: , Graves disease

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

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

Dr. Luis Serentill works as a general surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Serentill's areas of expertise include ulcers, graves disease, and liver disease. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 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. Serentill honors. Dr. Serentill is a graduate of the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Fairview Hospital's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1475 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Evan Schlam's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Schlam has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in academic dermatology, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Schlam include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues

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

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gonzalez graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at West Suburban Medical Center. 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.