We found 9 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Hudson, FL.

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Dr. Adam Jacob Grunbaum, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
11528 Us Highway 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Grunbaum works as an adult rheumatologist. These areas are among Dr. Grunbaum's clinical interests: MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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 attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Grunbaum speaks Spanish. Dr. Grunbaum is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

All Interests: Bursitis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Pain, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10806 Us Highway; 19 Suite 102a
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Before performing his residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa, Dr. Greenfield attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Greenfield speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. Joseph F Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7515 State Road; 52 Suite 105
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Staffetti (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Staffetti is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity). Dr. Staffetti's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Staffetti is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Swallowing Problems, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Thondikulam Ananthanarayanan Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7359 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Thondikulam Subramanian practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Brooksville, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Subramanian is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Subramanian's clinical interests include trigger point injections, cancer, and stroke. 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. Subramanian's education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College, Madras Medical College, and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Subramanian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Tamil, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Nerve Block, Dementia, Nerve Conduction Studies, Movement ... (Read more)

Dr. Qin Gu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7359 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Qin Gu sees patients in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Brooksville, FL. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is conversant in Chinese. Clinical interests for Dr. Gu include sleep apnea, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headache. Dr. Gu is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. He graduated from Second Military Medical University and then he performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Gu average 2.0 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. Gu takes.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Head Injury, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dilip V Ghanekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7515 State Road; 52 Suite 105
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Ghanekar honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Siddharth H Shah, MD
Specializes in Neurology
13740 Office Park Court; Suite A
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Siddharth Shah, who practices in New Port Richey, FL and Hudson, FL, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Shah's clinical interests: migraine, myasthenia gravis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. His education and training includes medical school at Grant Medical College and residency at Howard University Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shah at an average of 1.5 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.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Dizziness, Neuromuscular Disorders, Lower Back Problems, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Dementia, ... (Read more)

Dr. David William Malka, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7359 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. David Malka is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Brooksville, FL, Hudson, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. His areas of expertise include trigger point injections, cancer, and pain. Patients gave Dr. Malka an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malka (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Head Injury, Neuromuscular Disorders, Nerve Block, Myasthenia ... (Read more)

Dr. Indira K Umamaheswaran, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7539 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Indira Umamaheswaran's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among Dr. Umamaheswaran's clinical interests: trigger point injections, cancer, and stroke. She is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at Calicut Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Umamaheswaran (or staff) speaks Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Nerve Block, Dementia, Nerve Conduction Studies, Movement Disorders, Trigger Point ... (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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