We found 77 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Self-Pay/Uninsured near South Miami, FL.

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Michael Alan Weitz MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.76 stars (6 ratings)
7190 Sw 87th Avenue; Suite 304
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Weitz is an adult rheumatology specialist in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, osteoporosis, and lupus. Dr. Weitz is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Weitz obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weitz has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Back Problems, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Lupus, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Carpal ... (Read more)

Santiago Miguel De Solo MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7190 Sw 87th Avenue; 304
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Santiago De Solo is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. De Solo is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Canton Medical Education Foundation for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. De Solo takes.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosita Petech Stoik M.D.
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.75 stars (2 ratings)
7330 Sw 62nd Place; Suite 210
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosita Stoik practices adult rheumatology in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Stoik's clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and osteoporosis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Stoik (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Migraine, Spider Veins, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Judith Ellen Crowell MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
average rating 3.65 stars (14 ratings)
7800 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite C 300
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Judith Crowell specializes in surgical dermatology and practices in Miami, FL. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Crowell attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Crowell's areas of expertise include volbella, voluma, and kybella injection. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Crowell is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Lip Implants, Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Rosacea, ... (Read more)

Ana L. Paredes M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
average rating 3.5 stars (1 rating)
6200 Sunset Drive; #303
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ana Paredes is a pediatric nephrologist. She has a special interest in osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paredes honors. After completing medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Paredes is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Antonio E. Blanco MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 2.5 stars (4 ratings)
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco practices general internal medicine in Homestead, FL and Miami, FL. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Blanco's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, migraine, and depression. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Blanco attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Scoliosis, Kidney Stones, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mario A. Almeida Suarez MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Nephrology
average rating 4.01 stars (27 ratings)
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 605
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mario Almeida-Suarez is a physician who specializes in primary care and adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Almeida-Suarez speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure), lupus, and kidney surgery. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. After attending the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Central University of the East School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Woodhull Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Almeida-Suarez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Surgery, Lupus

Dr. John Woodward Hoover III MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
average rating 3.66 stars (3 ratings)
5975 Sunset Drive; Suite 402
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Hoover's specialties are family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. He practices in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. Dr. Hoover's areas of expertise include migraine, acne, and graves disease. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Dr. Hoover is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Postmenopause, Erectile Dysfunction, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Guillermo Juan Llosa M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
average rating 4.47 stars (11 ratings)
11400 N Kendall Drive; Suite A-211
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Llosa is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Llosa speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, leg problems, and migraine. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Llosa average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Llosa include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Migraine, Snoring, Liver ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
average rating 4.94 stars (9 ratings)
11479 Sw 40 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Lloyd Hershman works as a family practice physician and general pediatrician in Miami, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Hershman average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hershman's areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, thyroid problems, and depression. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hershman accepts. Dr. Hershman attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Coney Island Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hershman is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Depression, Postmenopause, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Incontinence, Eating ... (Read more)

Jorge R. Beato MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
5524 Sw 8 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Beato works as a cardiologist. His areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. Dr. Beato honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Beato performed his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Jorge C. Busse MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
9193 Sunset Drive; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Busse works as an adult nephrologist. After completing medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Busse's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Busse is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Lupus

Dr. Jose B. Esquenazi M.D.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7900 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 21
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jose Esquenazi is a nephrologist in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. Dr. Esquenazi is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Esquenazi obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Lupus

Dr. Barbara M. Muina M.D
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
average rating 3.89 stars (19 ratings)
9195 Sunset Drive; 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Barbara Muina's specialties are adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. She practices in Miami, FL. She is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Muina's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She attended the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Muina is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Preventive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Kenneth David Hershman M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
average rating 3.85 stars (5 ratings)
11479 Sw 40 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Hershman specializes in family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Miami, FL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include bulimia, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Hershman 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 Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Hershman attended Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Hershman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus

All Interests: Depression, Postmenopause, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

David A. Racher MD
Specializes in Neurology
average rating 4.66 stars (6 ratings)
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 802e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Racher is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Racher is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Racher's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Bell's Palsy, Herniated Disc, Parkinson's Disease, Back Problems, Migraine, ... (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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