We found 10 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders near Goodlettsville, TN.

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Dr. Paul Jason Leavitt, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 103a
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Paul Leavitt practices family medicine in Hendersonville, TN. His clinical interests include male incontinence, female incontinence, and depression. Dr. Leavitt has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leavitt completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Breast Pain, Male Incontinence, Depression, Female Incontinence, Ear Pain, Eczema, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Victor Fairhurst, MD
Specializes in Dermatology, Other
3040 Business Park Circle
Goodlettsville, TN
 

Dr. Mark Fairhurst's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Fairhurst include warts, acne, and psoriasis. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Fairhurst honors Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Fairhurst is affiliated with TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Psoriasis, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Skin Cancer, Acne, Skin Issues

Dr. Helion Wilfredo Cruz, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 244c
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Helion Cruz practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Hendersonville, TN. Dr. Cruz trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cruz include migraine, parkinson's disease, and neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cruz honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare PPO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include TriStar Skyline Medical Center and TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Seizure Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad P Wilson, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 101 A
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Brad Wilson, who practices in Nashville, TN and Hendersonville, TN, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. His areas of expertise include back pain, spinal injection, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Dr. Wilson is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Wilson attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wilson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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Dr. Marcus M Min, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
607 W Due West Avenue; Suite 122
Madison, TN
 

Dr. Marcus Min's specialty is general internal medicine. He speaks Korean. Dr. Min's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with TriStar Skyline Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Min attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Min average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Breast Pain, Male Incontinence, Depression, Female Incontinence, Cryosurgery, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. John A Stewart, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 107a
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. John Stewart's specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Stewart average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, male incontinence, and depression. He is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Stewart attended medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. Dr. Stewart (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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Dr. Mary E Clinton, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3443 Dickerson Pike; Suite 580
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Mary Clinton works as a neurologist in Nashville, TN. Clinical interests for Dr. Clinton include seizure disorders, parkinson's disease, and stroke. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, and more. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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Dr. Ifeanyi Obi Obianyo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
355 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 206 A
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Ifeanyi Obianyo works as an internist in Hendersonville, TN. Dr. Obianyo has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, male incontinence, and depression. He accepts MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Obianyo graduated from Meharry Medical College. He is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus

All Interests: Breast Pain, Male Incontinence, Depression, Female Incontinence, Bone Marrow Exam, Eczema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry Joseph Bonnaire, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
607 W Due West Avenue; Suite 102
Madison, TN
 

Dr. Harry Bonnaire practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bonnaire include alcohol abuse, male incontinence, and migraine. The average patient rating for Dr. Bonnaire is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bonnaire (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. He is affiliated with TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Breast Pain, Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Eczema, Dizziness, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith H Loven, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
201 Bluebird Drive
Goodlettsville, TN
 

Dr. Keith Loven specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include laser hair removal, moles, and acne. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loven accepts. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Loven is affiliated with TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Moles, Psoriasis, Eczema, Laser Hair Removal, Skin Cancer, Acne

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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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