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We found 5 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Port Saint Lucie, FL.

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Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1400 Se Goldtree Drive; Suite 107
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. John Minni specializes in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Stuart, FL and Port Saint Lucie, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Minni completed his residency training at Columbia Hospital, West Palm Beach. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Minni honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Nayomi Ellen Omura, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1400 Se Goldtree Drive; Suite 107
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Nayomi Omura is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Omura is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She completed her residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Patient ratings for Dr. Omura average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
264 Nw Peacock Boulevard
Saint Lucie West, FL
 

Dr. Dwayne Montie's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery; he sees patients in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Okeechobee, FL, and Saint Lucie West, FL. His areas of expertise include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. Patients gave Dr. Montie an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
1701 Se Hillmoor Drive; Suite A3
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Shamsher Singh practices pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology in Port Saint Lucie, FL. His clinical interests include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Patients gave Dr. Singh an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh honors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
140 Sw Chamber Court; Suite 200
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Tim Ioannides is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Ioannides is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ioannides's areas of expertise include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Nail Issues, Skin Issues

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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.