We found 17 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze EPO near Clearwater, FL.

Showing 1-16 of 17
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Adam Michael Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Adam Rosen practices adult rheumatology in Clearwater, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rosen's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Rosen completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugenia R Rullan-Bidot, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eugenia Rullanbidot's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Before performing her residency at Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Rullanbidot attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Patient ratings for Dr. Rullanbidot average 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Rullanbidot is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

Dr. Antony G Sankoorikal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2655 State Road 580; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Antony Sankoorikal is a specialist in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Sankoorikal speaks Malayalam. These areas are among his clinical interests: fibromyalgia, lupus, and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners. He attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Sankoorikal is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Ralph A Rophie, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1013 Lotus Path
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Rophie's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Rophie has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rophie include nutrition counseling, hepatitis, and infertility. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rophie's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and residency at Mount Carmel Health System. He speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph A Laguna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2725 Park Drive; Suite 5
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Laguna practices general internal medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Laguna's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Laguna's training includes a residency program at Conemaugh Health System. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Bone Density Test, Exercise Stress Test, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Xiomara R Ramirez Ortega, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1007 Jeffords Street; Jeffords Internal Medicine Suite 101
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Xiomara Ramirez-Ortega practices general internal medicine in Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Morton Plant Hospital. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maha Serag Lewis-Serag, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3190 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 203
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Maha Lewis-Serag practices family medicine in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Lewis-Serag attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. for residency. Her areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Dr. Lewis-Serag is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ana Belen De Abajo Alonso, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
612 Druid Road East; Suite B
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ana Charles' areas of specialization are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. Dr. Charles is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. She 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 studied medicine at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Charles (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edison Ngo Tan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Edison Tan is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Tan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tan is a graduate of International and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. Stuart Evan Sinoff, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
430 Morton Plant Street; Balance Disorders Clinic Suite 402
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Sinoff is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He has a special interest in dizziness, multiple sclerosis (MS), and sleep apnea. Patient reviews placed him at an average 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. Sinoff accepts. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Sinoff is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Vertigo, Eye Problems, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark L Ritch, DO
Specializes in Neurology
1000 Belcher Road S; Suite 6
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mark Ritch specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Largo, FL and Pinellas Park, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Ritch attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: migraine, tourette syndrome, and stroke. Patient ratings for Dr. Ritch average 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ritch speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Spinal Pain, Migraine, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Dementia, Nerve Conduction ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali M Saifi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ali Saifi's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Saifi an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. 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. Before performing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, Dr. Saifi attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Saifi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Douglas Saccente, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1251 Lakeview Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Saccente specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, cystic fibrosis (CF), and lupus. Dr. Saccente is rated highly by his patients. 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. Saccente attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Morton Plant Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Cristina Lim Pantaleon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Maria Pantaleon specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pantaleon include back pain, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Dr. Pantaleon is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Pantaleon honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended International and then went on to complete her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Arrhythmias, Lupus, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Percy Renato Bracamonte, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
646 Virginia Street; Mease Medical Arts Iii Suite 601
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Percy Bracamonte practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In addition to English, Dr. Bracamonte speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Bracamonte is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. John L Michaelos, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1030 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. John Michaelos' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Michaelos include laser surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Michaelos average 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Michaelos is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Prosthetics, Paracentesis, Chalazion Excision, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Eye Surgery, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.