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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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Grunbaum at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Spring Hill. 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 Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Largo Medical Center's residency program.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and residency at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) is conversant in 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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Staffetti is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. 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 gastroenterologist in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Freedland accepts 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: , 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 works as a family medicine physician. The average patient rating for Dr. Greenfield is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenfield include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Greenfield performed his residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. In addition to English, he speaks 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 specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Dr. Gu's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, sciatica, and parkinson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Dr. Gu is a graduate of Second Military Medical University and a graduate of Westchester Medical Center's residency program. He 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: 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 sees patients in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. He attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks 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 is a New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Shah's average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Howard University Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Goa Medical College and Grant Medical College.

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

Dr. Daniel Rodriguez's medical specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and cryotherapy. Patient ratings for Dr. Rodriguez average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for 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. Indira Kizhekkemada Umamaheswaran, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Indira Umamaheswaran's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Umamaheswaran attended Calicut Medical College for medical school. 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.

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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 is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Subramanian average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Subramanian honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Subramanian (or staff) speaks Arabic and Hindi. Dr. Subramanian's professional affiliations include 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. David William Malka, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Malka is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 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. Malka honors. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Malka is affiliated with 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 works as an orthopedist in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at McLaren Regional Medical Center. 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's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Zambia School of Medicine and a graduate of Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center's residency program.

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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.