Finding Providers
loading

We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

No Photo
Specializes in Neurology
Florida, Palm Beach Gardens; 4520 Donald Ross Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Linda Pao, who practices in Jupiter, FL and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: migraine, carpal tunnel syndrome, and electromyography (EMG). Patient ratings for Dr. Pao average 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Pao is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Dementia, Nerve Conduction Studies, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Neurology
4520 Donald Ross Road; Mail Code Weston
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Michelle Dompenciel practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: migraine, guillain-barre syndrome, and restless leg syndrome. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Dompenciel 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. Dr. Dompenciel graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident in Neurology and Resident of the Year Award. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Neurology
4520 Donald Ross Road; Suite 200
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Danita Jones' area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jones include migraine, guillain-barre syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Jones's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jones include: Florida Society of Neurology Resident Travel Scholarship. . Orlando, FL; Women's Professional Staff Association Grant. . Cleveland Clinic Florida; and Resident AAN Scholarship, Annual Meeting. April 9-16 . Honolulu, HI. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Status ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Krishtul, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
3801 Pga Boulevard; Suite 107
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Anna Krishtul works as a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Krishtul is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krishtul's areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Krishtul speaks Russian. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Howard Allen Green, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
10335 N Military Trail; Suite A
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Howard Green is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Green highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and skin cancer. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Green graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Green include: South Florida Super Doctors; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Annual Trainee Award. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Green is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Psoriasis

Dr. Shauna Kay Kranendonk, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
224 Chimney Corner Lane; Suite 3002
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Shauna Kranendonk is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kranendonk include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and hair problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Ted Borenstein, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
11030 Rca Center Drive; Suite 3015
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Michael Borenstein works as a pediatric dermatologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Borenstein attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Borenstein is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Borenstein is affiliated with Jupiter Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.