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, who practices in Port Richey, FL, Richey, FL, and Spring Hill, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grunbaum takes. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Grunbaum trained at Largo Medical Center for his residency.

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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, who practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school, Dr. Ghanekar completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, 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. Dr. Staffetti's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center, Dr. Staffetti attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Freedland studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Freedland trained at Henry Ford Hospital.

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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 specialty is family medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Greenfield's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenfield attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Community Hospital, Tampa for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Family Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Gu include back pain, sciatica, and parkinson's disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Second Military Medical University and a graduate of Westchester Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Gu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in 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 specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include bell's palsy, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He obtained his medical school training at Goa Medical College and Grant Medical College and performed his residency at Howard University Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

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

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

Dr. David Malka's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Malka is professionally 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Malka attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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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. 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 received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Rodriguez honors 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 Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Thondikulam Subramanian's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Subramanian honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Dr. Subramanian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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). She works in New Port Richey, FL, Hudson, FL, and Brooksville, FL. She graduated from Calicut Medical College. Dr. Umamaheswaran's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. James Donovan specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Donovan is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Navnit Patel specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Holiday, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. He graduated from the University of Zambia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.
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