We found 14 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1431 near South Miami, FL.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Horstmyer specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Miami, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Horstmyer average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Horstmyer include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Horstmyer graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Horstmyer is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami 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. Gonzalo Flavio Yanez, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
7765 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 120
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gonzalo Yanez's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Yanez's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yanez include migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Migraine, Neck Problems, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Amer Mohammed Malik, MBA, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1150 Nw 14th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amer Malik is a neurologist in Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: visual evoked potential test, orthostatic hypotension, and tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizure. Dr. Malik accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Ambulatory EEG, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Parul Bhagwati Jayakar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue; 1st Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Parul Jayakar is a pediatric geneticist. Her areas of expertise include bell's palsy, down syndrome, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Jayakar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba for residency. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jayakar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jayakar include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Down Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Autism, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina ... (Read more)

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

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

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Dr. Cristian Francisco Breton, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8200 Sw 117th Avenue; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Cristian Breton is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Breton is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine, Dr. Breton attended Central University of the East School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Breton accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Dr. Tzewan Wong, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10420 Sw 77 Avenue; Suite 100
Pinecrest, FL
 

Dr. Tzewan Wong is an internist in Pinecrest, FL. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Wong's clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Depression, Down Syndrome, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Alberto Vazquez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8000 Sw 117 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Vazquez's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Vazquez speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, hepatitis, and graves disease. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana and residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Vazquez is an in-network provider 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: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Dr. Sandino Arturo Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6150 Sunset Drive; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Sandino Gonzalez is a general internist in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. After completing medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena, Dr. Gonzalez performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens. His clinical interests include depression, hepatitis, and graves disease. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez honors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosario Gely-Sepulveda, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8740 N Kendall Drive; Suite 212
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosario Gely is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gely attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gely completed a residency program at the University Pediatric Hospital, Puerto Rico. Dr. Gely is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Down Syndrome, Eating Disorders, Scoliosis, Sickle Cell Disease, Food Allergy, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mislen Stol Bauer, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Genetics
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue; 1st Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mislen Bauer's area of specialization is pediatric genetics. Her areas of expertise include scoliosis, bell's palsy, and down syndrome. Dr. Bauer is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. She studied medicine at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bauer is rated highly by her patients. She accepts 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: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Vitiligo, Multiple Sclerosis, Down Syndrome, Scoliosis, Bell's Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Autism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andres Cartaya, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
7800 Sw 57th Avenue; Suite 224
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andres Cartaya works as a psychologist in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord injuries, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and depression. Dr. Cartaya honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Attention Deficit Disorder, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gilly Arcoiris Perez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6150 Sunset Drive; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gilly Perez practices general internal medicine. Dr. Perez has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Perez include knee problems, leg problems, and migraine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. She trained at New York Hospital Queens for residency. Dr. Perez is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Dr. Melvyn Sarnow, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
11120 N Kendall Drive; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Melvyn Sarnow is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Sarnow graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: holistic medicine, depression, and graves disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the protective covering of nerves, causing communication issues between the brain and other parts of the body. The cause of MS is unknown, but some factors may raise a person’s risk of developing it. For example, if your parent or sibling has MS, or you have another autoimmune disease like type 1 diabetes, you may be more predisposed to getting MS than others.

Symptoms of MS vary widely from person to person. Common ones are weakness in the arm or leg, lack of balance, stiff muscles, fatigue, dizziness, partial or total vision loss, slurred speech, and issues with bowel and bladder function. While there is no cure for MS, treatments focus on the following:

  • Reducing attacks, which occur when nerves become inflamed (or swollen), causing new symptoms to arise or existing ones to worsen. Drugs like corticosteroids lessen inflammation and may help prevent attacks or limit their occurrence.
  • Slowing the development of the disease. Immunomodulators are medications that alter the body’s immune response. They may minimize nerve damage brought on by MS and thus decrease the rate at which it progresses.
  • Easing symptoms. Physical therapy can help with leg weakness and improve balance. Medicines like muscle relaxants may be prescribed to reduce muscle stiffness.
Living with MS can be a challenge, but due to advancements in medicine over the past few decades, the quality of life of people with MS has increased. Although the average life expectancy of those who have the disease is about five years lower than the rest of the population, this difference seems to be at a gradual but steady decline.

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