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We found 5 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Orlando, FL.

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
100 W Gore Street; Suite 603
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Rodolfo Chirinos' specialty is surgical dermatology. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: contact dermatitis, hair problems, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Dr. Chirinos's training includes residency programs at Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Chirinos accepts 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: , psoriasis

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
954 N Texas Avenue
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Katherine Brown practices pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology in Orlando, FL and Daytona Beach, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: contact dermatitis, hair problems, and psoriasis. She 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. Dr. Brown attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Brown include: Florida Academic Scholar; Cum Laude; and USA Delegate, 9th International Medical Workforce Conference. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
70 W Gore Street; Suite 200a
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Knipe works as a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist in Orlando, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests encompass psoriasis and skin cancer. Dr. Knipe honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Knipe is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Skin Issues

Dr. Renee Frances Modica, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
60 W Gore Street; Arnold Palmer Hospital Division of Rheumatology
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Renee Modica is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed her residency at Orlando Health. Her areas of expertise include dermatomyositis, wegener's granulomatosis, and scleroderma. Dr. Modica takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma, Wegener's Granulomatosis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1933 Dundee Drive; Suite 307
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Erica Mailler-Savage, who practices in Winter Park, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her areas of expertise include hair problems, psoriasis, and birthmark. She is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Mailler-Savage accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (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.