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Dr. Royce E Hood Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1337 International Parkway S; Suite 1341
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Royce Hood is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Deland, FL, Orange City, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Hood attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Grady Memorial Hospital for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Hood is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hood accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J Brodrick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1337 International Parkway South; Suite 1341
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Brodrick is an orthopedist. The average patient rating for Dr. Brodrick is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brodrick attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center for residency. Dr. Brodrick is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Mark W Hollmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1337 International Parkway S; Suite 1341
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Mark Hollmann works as an orthopedic surgeon in Deland, FL, Orange City, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hollmann accepts. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Stephen M Reed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1337 International Parkway S; Suite 1341
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Reed's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Reed an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reed honors. Dr. Reed graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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

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

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 West First Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Harichand-Herdt honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Harichand-Herdt is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Kaposi's Sarcoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Wady Melgen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Victor Melgen's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Melgen has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is a graduate of National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. For his residency, Dr. Melgen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Melgen speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kottapurath K Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Calicut Medical College, he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Kunjumoideen is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Nitesh J Shekhadia, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
755 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Nitesh Shekhadia's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Shekhadia accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Muscle Diseases, Tremors, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
147 Parliament Loop; Suite 1005
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Sanjiv Kapil is a rheumatologist in Lake Mary, FL and Debary, FL. Dr. Kapil is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. His training includes a residency program at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Rion J Forconi, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
385 Waymont Court; Suite 101
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Rion Forconi practices surgical dermatology in Lake Mary, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Forconi's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Forconi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Adjacent Tissue Transfer, Psoriasis, Athlete's Foot, Poisoning, Atopic Dermatitis, Basal ... (Read more)

Dr. Elias M Gizaw, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
755 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Elias Gizaw practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Gizaw's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He is a graduate of Volgograd State Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Muscle Diseases, Tremors, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalyani Gaddipati, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2051
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kalyani Gaddipati's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Gaddipati accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Gaddipati attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. Dr. Gaddipati (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and French.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Narinder Singh Aujla, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
317 N Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Narinder Aujla practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Sanford, FL. He graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Aujla completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient ratings for Dr. Aujla average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aujla 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. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Wrist Fracture, Knee Fracture, Hand Fracture, Ankle ... (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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