We found 68 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Self-Pay/Uninsured near South Miami, FL.

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Dr. Rafael Federico Rivas- Chacon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
3200 Sw 60 Court 105
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Rivas-Chacon's areas of specialization are pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. Dr. Rivas-Chacon's areas of expertise consist of lupus and carpal tunnel syndrome. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rivas-Chacon is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Lupus, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Richard Lee Chang, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10820 Sw 113 Place
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Chang is a rheumatologist in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. Patient ratings for Dr. Chang average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chang is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Chang's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosita Petech Stoik, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7330 Sw 62nd Place; Suite 210
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosita Stoik's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and osteoporosis. Dr. Stoik accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stoik (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Migraine, Spider Veins, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Junhee Lee, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 501e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Junhee Lee is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include bell's palsy, graves disease, and tumor. His professional affiliations include Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Lee attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. Dr. Lee has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Tumor, Bell's Palsy

Dr. Armando E Hernandez Rey, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
4425 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 110
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Armando Hernandez-Rey practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Central America and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hernandez-Rey's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and infertility. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Hernandez-Rey (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Hernandez-Rey is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Graves Disease, Hormone Therapy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad Jarrett Herskowitz, MD
Specializes in Neurology
9090 Sw 87 Court; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Brad Herskowitz works as a neurologist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herskowitz include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Herskowitz attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Migraine, Snoring, Neck Problems, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ana L Paredes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
3200 Sw 60th Court; Suite 305
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ana Paredes works as a pediatric nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paredes include osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, Dr. Paredes speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Jeffrey Lee Horstmyer, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Horstmyer is a neurologist in Miami, FL. Patients gave Dr. Horstmyer an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Horstmyer include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Horstmyer attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Horstmyer has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Horstmyer is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Migraine, Snoring, Neck Problems, Epilepsy, Muscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Julio C Pita Jr., MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
6705 Red Road; Suite 714
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Julio Pita practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. Dr. Pita's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Pita studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. David Samuel Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
7900 Sw 57th Avenue; Suite #21
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Hoffman is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), lupus, and kidney surgery. Dr. Hoffman is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Hoffman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Surgery, Lupus

Dr. Judith Ellen Crowell, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
7800 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite C 300
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Judith Crowell is a medical specialist in surgical dermatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, rosacea, and acne. Her professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Crowell is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Crowell's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patient ratings for Dr. Crowell average 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Lip Implants, Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Rosacea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Rafael Beato, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
5524 Sw 8 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Beato is a cardiology (heart disease) specialist. He graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Beato completed a residency program at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and depression. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Beato's hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Ray Lopez, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
6200 Sunset Drive; Suite 305
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ray Lopez is a neurologist and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Lopez graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, migraine, and depression. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Lopez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Bell's Palsy, Parkinson's Disease, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6741 Sw 24 Street; Suite 50 & 51
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto's training includes residency programs at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Prieto speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), Graves disease, lupus

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Sergio Jaramillo, MD
Specializes in Neurology
9090 Sw 87 Court; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Sergio Jaramillo is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. Dr. Jaramillo accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Medical University of the Americas. He completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Jaramillo (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Bell's Palsy, Parkinson's Disease, Fibromyalgia, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. David Andrew Racher, MD
Specializes in Neurology
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 802e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Racher is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Racher include bell's palsy, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Racher is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Bell's Palsy, Parkinson's Disease, Back Problems, Migraine, Carpal Tunnel ... (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.
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