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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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sutter include scleroderma. Dr. Sutter has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Sutter is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma

Dr. Gregory Joseph Gilot, MD
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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gilot (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Haitian Creole. Dr. Gilot's areas of expertise include the following: general orthopedics, arthroplasty, and clinical trials. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at the University Medical Center, Lafayette. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gilot 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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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 medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among Dr. Suarez's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee arthroscopy, and knee injury. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Suarez speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Pulmonary Disease Florida; Florida, West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wpb
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Sam Faradyan specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Faradyan's clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Faradyan (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Ukleja's clinical interests: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. After completing medical school at Medical University of Lodz, Dr. Ukleja performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He has received the distinction of America's Top Doctors (Castle Connolly Ltd. Peer Nomination). He speaks Polish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Mark Kevin Grove, MD
Specializes in Surgery
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Mark Grove is a surgery specialist in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, carotid artery disease, and varicose veins. 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 graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. He is professionally 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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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Terry King's specialty is vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include amputation, spider veins, and carotid artery disease. Dr. King is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. King has received the distinction of 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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Neurology Florida; Associate Staff, Florida, West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wpb
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Alexandra Soriano Caminero include migraine, guillain-barre syndrome, and restless leg syndrome. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before completing her residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Dr. Soriano Caminero attended medical school at Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. On average, patients gave Dr. Soriano Caminero a rating of 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. Soriano Caminero honors.

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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.