We found 8 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1498 near West Palm Beach, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease Florida; Associate Staff, Florida, West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wpb
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Kari Sutter practices adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Sutter average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sutter include scleroderma. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Sutter 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 graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery Florida; Department Chair, Florida, West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Gilot's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Gilot an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: general orthopedics, arthroplasty, and clinical trials. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gilot accepts. Dr. Gilot obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Medical Center, Lafayette. He has received the distinction of Fellow, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Gilot (or staff) speaks French and Haitian Creole. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Shoulder Revision, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Juan Suarez's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee arthroscopy, and knee injury. Patient reviews placed Dr. Suarez at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Suarez attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Suarez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hip Revision, Bone Problems, Total Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Sam Michael Faradyan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Pulmonary Disease Florida; Florida, West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wpb
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Sam Faradyan's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. Dr. Faradyan has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Faradyan (or staff) speaks Arabic and German. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Ukleja, who practices in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Medical University of Lodz and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Ukleja is 3.5 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. Ukleja honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Doctors (Castle Connolly Ltd. Peer Nomination). Dr. Ukleja speaks Polish. Dr. Ukleja is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Terry King specializes in vascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. King is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include amputation, spider veins, and carotid artery disease. Dr. King is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. He is in-network for 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 the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. King trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Scleroderma, Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Mark Grove is a physician who specializes in surgery. Dr. Grove's clinical interests include amputation, carotid artery disease, and varicose veins. The average patient rating for Dr. Grove is 5.0 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. Grove accepts. Dr. Grove is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Renal Vascular Disease, Scleroderma, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

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Neurology Florida; Associate Staff, Florida, West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wpb
West Palm Beach, FL
 

These areas are among Dr. Alexandra Soriano Caminero's clinical interests: migraine, guillain-barre syndrome, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Soriano Caminero is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before performing her residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Dr. Soriano Caminero attended Santo Domingo Institute of Technology for medical school. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She 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), Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (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.