We found 16 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Trinity, FL.

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Dr. Joseph Frederick Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Staffetti (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Staffetti include diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, and barrett's esophagus. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Staffetti is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Staffetti 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: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Swallowing Problems, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2208 Duckslough Boulevard; Suite A
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield's area of specialization is family medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Dr. Greenfield accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Greenfield's professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Siddharth Hasmukh Shah, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4762 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Siddharth Shah is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include bell's palsy, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He graduated from Goa Medical College and Grant Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Shah completed residency programs at Howard University Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah takes 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), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Dizziness, Neuromuscular Disorders, Lower Back Problems, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Dementia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jigneshkumar Babubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1818 Short Branch Drive; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include indigestion, ulcers, and celiac disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Patel attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. James Patrick Donovan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2165 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. James Donovan is a hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: pain, sports health, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Donovan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of McLaren Regional Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Donovan is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Hector Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3531 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Rodriguez's specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. He 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. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Rodriguez performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Navnit Ukabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2254 Us Highway 19
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Navnit Patel sees patients in Holiday, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Patel speaks Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. After attending the University of Zambia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Patel 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.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Her areas of expertise include heart problems, hepatitis, and lupus. Patient ratings for Dr. Agarwal average 1.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and performed her residency at Harlem Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Thondikulam Ananthanarayanan Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Thondikulam Subramanian's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Subramanian average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Subramanian's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and trigger point injections. He 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Subramanian attended Kilpauk Medical College, Madras Medical College, and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) for medical school. Dr. Subramanian (or staff) speaks Arabic, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Subramanian is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Nerve Block, Dementia, Nerve Conduction Studies, Movement ... (Read more)

Dr. Qin Gu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Qin Gu practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Second Military Medical University. Dr. Gu's training includes a residency program at Westchester Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep apnea, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headache. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Gu speaks Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Epilepsy, Neurological ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Bruce Killeen Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2520 U.s. Hwy. 19
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Robert Killeen is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), acute leukemia, and contraception (birth control). He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. Before completing his residency at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Killeen attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Killeen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Contraception, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Abnormal Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Gregory Chisholm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
10751 Maple Creek Drive; Suite 103 (trinity Professional Place)
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Keith Chisholm is a general surgeon in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chisholm include skin cancer removal, cancer, and stomach problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dilip V Ghanekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Ghanekar 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. For his residency, Dr. Ghanekar trained at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Ghanekar's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David William Malka, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Malka sees patients in Brooksville, FL, Hudson, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Malka (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malka include trigger point injections, cancer, and pain. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. He graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malka takes.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Nerve Block, Myasthenia Gravis, Dementia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Indira K Umamaheswaran, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Indira Umamaheswaran is a neurologist in Hudson, FL, Brooksville, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Umamaheswaran include sleep disorders, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and trigger point injections. 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Umamaheswaran attended medical school at Calicut Medical College. Dr. Umamaheswaran (or staff) is conversant in Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam. Dr. Umamaheswaran is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Nerve Block, Dementia, Nerve Conduction Studies, Movement Disorders, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

Dr. Hayath Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hayath Javeed's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, nutrition counseling, and sleep apnea. Dr. Javeed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Indian Languages. He is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Depression, Auto Injuries, Substance Abuse, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (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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