We found 16 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Coventry Bronze near Clearwater, FL.

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Dr. Adam Michael Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Adam Rosen is a rheumatologist. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosen include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Clearwater, FL. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rullanbidot include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Rullanbidot is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. Dr. Rullanbidot attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She trained at Monmouth Medical Center for her residency. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is especially interested in fibromyalgia, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Sankoorikal's average patient rating is 2.5 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. Dr. Sankoorikal graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sankoorikal trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Malayalam. Dr. Sankoorikal is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Joseph Laguna's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His medical residency was performed at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Laguna's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laguna takes. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and menopause. Patient ratings for Dr. Ramirez-Ortega average 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Lewis-Serag's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. After completing medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. Dr. Lewis-Serag's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She 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.

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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' medical specialty is family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. She is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Charles honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Charles attended medical school at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Charles (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek.

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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 sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Tan is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Tan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from International and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He speaks Filipino.

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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 specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Sinoff average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dizziness, multiple sclerosis (MS), and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Dr. Sinoff takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Ali Saifi specializes in general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Saifi include alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Dr. Saifi's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. 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. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland for residency. Dr. Saifi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Portuguese.

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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 works as a general internist. Dr. Saccente attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, cystic fibrosis (CF), and lupus. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Saccente's professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pantaleon include back pain, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Pantaleon's education and training includes medical school at International and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Pantaleon is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bracamonte takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at Jersey City Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Bracamonte's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. Mohammad Iqbal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Iqbal works as a general internist. Dr. Iqbal's areas of expertise include back pain, diabetes, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Millard Fillmore Hospitals. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Holter Monitoring, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Attention Deficit Disorder, Lupus, Back Pain, Infections, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Michaelos practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: nystagmus, ectropion (outward-turned eyelid), and dry eyes. Dr. Michaelos is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. Dr. Michaelos accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

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

Dr. Howard E Feingold, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1007 Jeffords Street; Suite 101
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Howard Feingold is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, hepatitis, and lupus. Dr. Feingold accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Hepatitis, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hospital ... (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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