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We found 14 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Coventry Bronze near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Adam Jacob Grunbaum, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
9238 U.s. Highway 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Grunbaum specializes in adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 4.5 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. Dr. Grunbaum obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Grunbaum is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Bursitis, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Dilip Vishwanath Ghanekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar practices adult gastroenterology in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghanekar honors. Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Frederick Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 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. Dr. Staffetti is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at Roger Williams Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Curtis Paul Freedland, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road; 54 Ste 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Curtis Freedland is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Freedland average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Freedland takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10806 Us Hwy 19; Suite 102a
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield's area of specialization is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Greenfield's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with Family Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. Dr. Greenfield has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Qin Gu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Qin Gu practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Brooksville, FL. Dr. Gu has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include back pain, sciatica, and parkinson's disease. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Second Military Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gu speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Epilepsy, Neurological ... (Read more)

Dr. Jigneshkumar Babubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1818 Short Branch Drive; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Patel's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Pancreatitis, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Siddharth Hasmukh Shah, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4762 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Siddharth Shah, who practices in New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include bell's palsy, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Shah studied medicine at Goa Medical College and Grant Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Howard University Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Shah is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Dizziness, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Dementia, Sciatica, Neurological Disorders, Memory Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. Indira Kizhekkemada Umamaheswaran, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Indira Umamaheswaran is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Umamaheswaran is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. She graduated from Calicut Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dementia, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Seizures

Dr. Thondikulam Ananthanarayanan Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Thondikulam Subramanian sees patients in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Land O'Lakes, FL. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Dr. Subramanian takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Subramanian (or staff) speaks Arabic and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Concussion, Infections, Seizures

Dr. David William Malka, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Malka's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). The average patient rating for Dr. Malka is 2.0 stars out of 5. He 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. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Spine Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder, Epilepsy, Metabolic Disorders, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. James Patrick Donovan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. James Donovan's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Donovan is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin 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 the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Tennis Elbow, Rotator ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Hector Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3531 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Rodriguez's specialty is family medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rodriguez's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and cryotherapy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Navnit Ukabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2254 Us Hwy 19 N
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Navnit Patel is a Holiday, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. 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 Zambia School of Medicine, Dr. Patel performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, ... (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.