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 South Miami Avenue; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Horstmyer is a neurologist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Horstmyer include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. Dr. Horstmyer has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Horstmyer attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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. Amer Mohammed Malik, MBA, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1150 Nw 14th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amer Malik practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include visual evoked potential test, orthostatic hypotension, and paralysis. Dr. Malik is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Malik's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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. Gonzalo Flavio Yanez, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
7765 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 120
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gonzalo Yanez practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Yanez is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yanez 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 graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Yanez is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Juan Prieto is a general internist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prieto include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Prieto is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Prieto speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Parul Jayakar's area of specialization is pediatric genetics. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, Dr. Jayakar attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Jayakar's clinical interests: bell's palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jayakar include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Autism, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, Bell's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cristian Breton sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Breton average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Breton's areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. Dr. Breton accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Carlos Vazquez works as a general internist. For his residency, Dr. Vazquez trained at Jersey City Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Vazquez include depression, hepatitis, and graves disease. Dr. Vazquez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Vazquez's professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez include bulimia, knee problems, and migraine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. He trained at New York Hospital Queens for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Tzewan Wong, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10420 Sw 77 Avenue; Suite 100
Pinecrest, FL
 

Dr. Tzewan Wong sees patients in Pinecrest, FL and Homestead, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Wong a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Wong attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Rosario Gely sees patients in Miami, FL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Gely's areas of expertise include scoliosis, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. She 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. She attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gely trained at the University Pediatric Hospital, Puerto Rico. In addition to English, she speaks 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: Eating Disorders, Scoliosis, Sickle Cell Disease, Food Allergy, Back Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mislen Bauer is a pediatric geneticist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bauer include scoliosis, bell's palsy, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. She studied medicine at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Bauer accepts 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: Vitiligo, Multiple Sclerosis, Scoliosis, Bell's Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Autism, Epilepsy, Muscular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gilly Perez is a general internist in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Perez has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include depression, graves disease, and tumor. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Perez attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Her professional 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)

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

Dr. Melvyn Sarnow is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Sarnow's clinical interests include holistic medicine, depression, and graves disease. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sarnow takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Andres Cartaya is a psychology specialist in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Cartaya's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord injuries, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and depression. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cartaya's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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