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We found 17 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana near Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Adam Jacob Grunbaum, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
9238 U.s. Highway 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Grunbaum's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Grunbaum performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 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 is affiliated with Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Bursitis, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Joseph Frederick Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 14
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti practices adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Staffetti honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Staffetti 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. Dilip Vishwanath Ghanekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 14
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar practices adult gastroenterology in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then went on to complete his residency 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. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal is an adult infectious disease specialist in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agarwal include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. Patient ratings for Dr. Agarwal average 2.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. Dr. Agarwal trained at Harlem Hospital Center for her residency. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Qin Gu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Qin Gu is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, sciatica, and parkinson's disease. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gu accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Second Military Medical University, Dr. Gu performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. He speaks Chinese. He is affiliated with 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. Curtis Paul Freedland, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 14
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Curtis Freedland practices adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Freedland takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Freedland attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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. Hayath Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hayath Javeed's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Javeed obtained his medical school training at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Spanish and Indian Languages.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Eric Krutchik, DO
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
8220 Us Highway 19; Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. Michael Krutchik's specialty is surgical dermatology. Dr. Krutchik's education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Largo Medical Center. His clinical interests include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Richard A Miller, DO
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
8220 Us Highway 19; Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. Richard Miller is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Port Richey, FL, Richey, FL, and Largo, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Miller's clinical interests: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Siddharth Hasmukh Shah, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4762 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Siddharth Shah works as a neurologist in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include bell's palsy, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He is a graduate of Goa Medical College and Grant Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Shah trained at Howard University Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

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

Dr. Indira Kizhekkemada Umamaheswaran, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Indira Umamaheswaran practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Calicut Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Umamaheswaran's 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. Thondikulam Ananthanarayanan Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Thondikulam Subramanian's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Subramanian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Hindi. Dr. Subramanian's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He obtained his medical school training at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Subramanian takes.

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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 practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Malka is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and 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. Malka honors. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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 is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and cryotherapy. Dr. Rodriguez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary ... (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. Dr. Patel obtained his medical school training at the University of Zambia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Theodore Nicholas Fotopoulos, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5534 Gulf Drive; Suite 1
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Theodore Fotopoulos is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. Dr. Fotopoulos's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fotopoulos include nail issues and psoriasis. He takes 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 the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Fotopoulos speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Psoriasis

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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.