We found 17 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept BlueCare All Copay 1491 near Kissimmee, FL.

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Dr. Mont Jay Cartwright, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
921 North Main Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mont Cartwright's area of specialization is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cartwright's clinical interests: chin implants, eyelid surgery, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Cartwright's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Cartwright (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Prosthetics, Glaucoma Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Microspherophakia, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Fernando A Gonzales-Portillo, MD
Specializes in Neurology
720 W Oak Street; #309
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Gonzales-Portillo practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Radiculopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harald J Henningsen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
604 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Harald Henningsen works as an orthopedist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Henningsen's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Henningsen is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of Tripler Army Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Wrist Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Amir Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
802 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan is an internist in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Khan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1101 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Saif Rehman is an adult nephrology specialist in Orlando, FL, Kissimmee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Rehman has a special interest in hemodialysis. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. Dr. Rehman 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: , lupus

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Michael Foulk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
604 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. David Foulk is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Foulk is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Foulk is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Femur Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Antonio Larranaga, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1101 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Larranaga practices adult nephrology in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Larranaga's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
210 E. Monument Avenue; Suite A
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. M. Anwer is an adult gastroenterology specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Anwer is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Anwer (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad A Hizkil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
802 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil works as a general internist. Dr. Hizkil's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. Dr. Hizkil (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Hizkil's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Theresa Adadzewa Fynn, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
Office of Theresa Fynn (satellite Office); City Centre 222 Broadway, Suite 202
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Theresa Fynn is an endocrinologist in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Fynn include continuous glucose monitoring. Patient ratings for Dr. Fynn average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fynn 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. After completing medical school at the University of Ghana Medical School, she performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. She is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis

All Interests: Graves Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Thyroiditis, Hyperparathyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mamta Ved Vijayvargiya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
737 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mamta Vijayvargiya's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Dr. Vijayvargiya attended Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) for medical school. Dr. Vijayvargiya is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Guillermo Otoya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
737 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Otoya is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Otoya is especially interested in bone marrow biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at National University of San Marcos. Dr. Otoya's training includes a residency program at St. Francis Hospital. His average patient rating is 2.5 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: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Amit Bhargava, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1101 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Amit Bhargava's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Dr. Bhargava is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Bhargava attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Bhargava (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul David Sovran, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Aerospace Medicine
211 East Ruby Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Paul Sovran's areas of specialization are geriatrics (elderly care) and aerospace medicine; he sees patients in Kissimmee, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Sovran attended medical school at New York Medical College. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sovran honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

All Interests: Graves Disease, Nosebleeds, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott S Gordon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
604 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Scott Gordon's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gordon has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon takes. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Gordon's training includes a residency program at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Wrist Fracture, Lamina Procedures, Shoulder Fracture, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
604 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Karr is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Karr's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Karr completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Karr honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Wrist Fracture, Lamina Procedures, Shoulder Fracture, ... (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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