We found 12 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Saint Cloud, FL.

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Dr. David Michael Foulk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1600 Budinger Avenue
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. David Foulk is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Foulk is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dr. Foulk performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Tibia Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mamta Ved Vijayvargiya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Mamta Vijayvargiya's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; she sees patients in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. She takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Dr. Vijayvargiya attended Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer for medical school. Dr. Vijayvargiya is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Stem Cell Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alka M Arora, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Alka Arora's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. She is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College and Dow Medical College and a graduate of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arora accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harald James Henningsen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Budinger Avenue
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Harald Henningsen's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Henningsen's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Ayaz Hizkil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil is a general internist. In addition to English, Dr. Hizkil (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1600 Budinger Avenue
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Michael Karr's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Karr include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Karr's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Karr attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Arm Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia ... (Read more)

Dr. Fernando A Gonzales-Portillo, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Gonzales-Portillo is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Gonzales-Portillo has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzales-Portillo accepts. He studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. For his residency, Dr. Gonzales-Portillo trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Radiculopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Amir Khan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan sees patients in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Vinicio Hernandez sees patients in Orlando, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Hernandez is especially interested in bone marrow biopsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at Santo Domingo Institute of Technology, he performed his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Hernandez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Kaposi's Sarcoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott S Gordon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Budinger Avenue
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Scott Gordon's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gordon obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon accepts. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Wrist Fracture, Lamina Procedures, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Sanjay Shah works as an internist. His education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at PinnacleHealth. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Guillermo Otoya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Otoya is an adult hematologist and oncologist in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Otoya average 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Otoya include bone marrow biopsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Otoya's education and training includes medical school at National University of San Marcos and residency at St. Francis Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Oral ... (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.