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We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near Pompano Beach, FL.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Sports Medicine
729 E Atlantic Boulevard
Pompano Beach, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Grobman is a family medicine physician, osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist, and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Grobman's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include headache, electromyography (EMG), and knee pain. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grobman honors. Dr. Grobman's education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Sparrow Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley Earl Skopit, MS, DO
Specializes in Dermatology
2766 W Atlantic Boulevard
Pompano Beach, FL
 

Dr. Stanley Skopit specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Margate, FL and Pompano Beach, FL. His areas of expertise include academic dermatology, nail issues, and contact dermatitis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Skopit honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Skopit's education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Broward Health North, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Tropical Skin Diseases, Psoriasis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Merrick David Elias, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4610 N Federal Hwy; Fort
Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Merrick Elias' medical specialty is pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Elias include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Brad Peter Glick, MPH, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2960 N State Road 7; Suite 101
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Brad Glick, who practices in Margate, FL, Pompano Beach, FL, and West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. His areas of expertise include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Glick is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Glick is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Tropical Skin Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tory Patrick Sullivan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2500 N Federal Highway; Suite 301
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Tory Sullivan sees patients in North Miami Beach, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He has a special interest in nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Sullivan's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Dr. Sullivan is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Psoriasis, Skin of Color

Dr. Denise Milagro Guevara, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
2960 N State Road 7
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Denise Guevara is a pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology specialist. Her clinical interests include psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Tropical Skin Diseases, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2960 N State Road; 7 Ste 101
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Larissa Zaulyanov Scanlan practices pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery in Delray Beach, FL and Margate, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaulyanov Scanlan include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Tropical Skin Diseases, ... (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.