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We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1401 near Stuart, FL.

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Dr. Lewis Howard Kaminester, MD
Specializes in Other, Surgical Dermatology
840 U. S; #1
North Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Lewis Kaminester practices surgical dermatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kaminester include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kaminester at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and BlueOptions. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Kaminester attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Skin Issues, Phototherapy

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Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
440 Se Osceola Street
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. John Minni specializes in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Stuart, FL and Port Saint Lucie, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Minni completed his residency training at Columbia Hospital, West Palm Beach. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Minni honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. James Robert Watt, DO
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
528 Se Osceola Street; Suite 2
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. James Watt works as a surgical dermatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Watt include phototherapy (light therapy) and psoriasis. The average patient rating for Dr. Watt is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Issues, Phototherapy

Dr. Ricardo Antonio Romagosa, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2220 Se Ocean Boulevard; Suite 301
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Romagosa practices dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass psoriasis, laser treatment, and skin cancer. Dr. Romagosa honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Nayomi Ellen Omura, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
440 Se Osceola Street
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Nayomi Omura is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Omura is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She completed her residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Patient ratings for Dr. Omura average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
301 Se Osceola Street
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Mark Kaiser is a pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Stuart, FL and Port Saint Lucie, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Kaiser is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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.