We found 4 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1410 near Miami, FL.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Horstmyer is a neurologist in Miami, FL. Patients gave Dr. Horstmyer an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Horstmyer include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. He 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. Horstmyer attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Horstmyer has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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. Amer Mohammed Malik, MBA, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1150 Nw 14th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amer Malik specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Malik include visual evoked potential test, orthostatic hypotension, and paralysis. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. 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. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Dr. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6741 Sw 24 St S/50-51
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto's training includes residency programs at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Prieto speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Guillermo Tudela Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
777 East 25 Street, Suite 106; Hialeah Medical Plaza
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Tudela practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Hialeah, FL and Miami, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in multiple sclerosis (MS), osteoporosis, and preventive care. Dr. Tudela is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Tudela attended the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 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: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Menopause, Multiple Sclerosis, Osteoporosis, Preventive Care

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the protective covering of nerves, causing communication issues between the brain and other parts of the body. The cause of MS is unknown, but some factors may raise a person’s risk of developing it. For example, if your parent or sibling has MS, or you have another autoimmune disease like type 1 diabetes, you may be more predisposed to getting MS than others.

Symptoms of MS vary widely from person to person. Common ones are weakness in the arm or leg, lack of balance, stiff muscles, fatigue, dizziness, partial or total vision loss, slurred speech, and issues with bowel and bladder function. While there is no cure for MS, treatments focus on the following:

  • Reducing attacks, which occur when nerves become inflamed (or swollen), causing new symptoms to arise or existing ones to worsen. Drugs like corticosteroids lessen inflammation and may help prevent attacks or limit their occurrence.
  • Slowing the development of the disease. Immunomodulators are medications that alter the body’s immune response. They may minimize nerve damage brought on by MS and thus decrease the rate at which it progresses.
  • Easing symptoms. Physical therapy can help with leg weakness and improve balance. Medicines like muscle relaxants may be prescribed to reduce muscle stiffness.
Living with MS can be a challenge, but due to advancements in medicine over the past few decades, the quality of life of people with MS has increased. Although the average life expectancy of those who have the disease is about five years lower than the rest of the population, this difference seems to be at a gradual but steady decline.

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