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 sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Horstmyer average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Horstmyer's clinical interests: bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He honors 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 the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Malik attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for his residency. His areas of expertise include visual evoked potential test, orthostatic hypotension, and paralysis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malik accepts. He is 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. Gonzalo Flavio Yanez, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
7765 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 120
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gonzalo Yanez specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Yanez attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yanez include migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yanez accepts. He is 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. His medical residency was performed at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Prieto's clinical interests: bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Prieto speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric genetics. Her clinical interests include bell's palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, Dr. Jayakar completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Dr. Jayakar is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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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 is an internist in Miami, FL. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Breton include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Breton a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Breton takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
8000 Sw 117 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Vazquez sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, hepatitis, and graves disease. Dr. Vazquez is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Vazquez's residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include bulimia, knee problems, and migraine. Dr. Gonzalez's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. He completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Tzewan Wong, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10420 Sw 77 Avenue; Suite 100
Pinecrest, FL
 

Dr. Tzewan Wong's area of specialization 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gely's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Pediatric Hospital, Puerto Rico's residency program. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 specialist in pediatric genetics. Dr. Bauer is a graduate of Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Her clinical interests include scoliosis, bell's palsy, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Perez attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Hospital Queens for residency. Her clinical interests include depression, graves disease, and tumor. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. His areas of expertise include holistic medicine, depression, and graves disease. Dr. Sarnow is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Sarnow average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sarnow honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Dr. Andres Cartaya's area of specialization is psychology. His areas of expertise include spinal cord injuries, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and depression. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Cartaya speaks Spanish. Dr. Cartaya is affiliated with 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.

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