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We found 9 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Silver Compass 4000 near Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Robert Bruce Killeen Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2520 Us Hwy 19
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Robert Killeen specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Holiday, FL. Dr. Killeen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Frederick Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 4.0 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. Staffetti takes. Dr. Staffetti's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. In addition to English, 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. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10806 Us Hwy 19; Suite 102a
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield works as a family practice physician in Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Richey, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Greenfield is affiliated with Family Medical Center. Dr. Greenfield 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. She graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and then she performed her residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Agarwal's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Freedland an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: , 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Holiday, FL. Dr. Javeed (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Indian Languages. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. Dr. Javeed is a graduate of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Javeed completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Javeed honors 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: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Siddharth Shah is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in New Port Richey, FL. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Shah's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. 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. Dr. Shah is a graduate of Goa Medical College and Grant Medical College. He completed his residency training at Howard University Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital.

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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 works as a family practitioner in New Port Richey, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and cryotherapy. Dr. Rodriguez has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for his residency. 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. Navnit Ukabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2254 Us Hwy 19 N
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Navnit Patel's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Holiday, FL. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. He 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 attended the University of Zambia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center.

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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.