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

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Dr. Rafael Federico Rivas- Chacon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
3200 Sw 60 Court 105
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Rivas-Chacon sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialties are pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Rivas-Chacon speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lupus and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Memorial Health System. Dr. Rivas-Chacon is a graduate of the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Mount Carmel Health System for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 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. Rivas-Chacon accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Lupus, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Rosita Petech Stoik, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7330 Sw 62nd Place; Suite 210
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosita Stoik is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Stoik (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Stoik include knee problems, migraine, and osteoporosis. Dr. Stoik is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital (Coral Gables, FL), and Baptist Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Stoik is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. Michael Alan Weitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7190 Sw 87th Avenue; Suite 304
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Weitz practices adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include knee problems, osteoporosis, and lupus. Patient ratings for Dr. Weitz average 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Weitz has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital (Coral Gables, FL), and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Santiago De Solo, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. De Solo attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Canton Medical Education Foundation. Clinical interests for Dr. De Solo include knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. 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 accepts. Dr. De Solo speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital (Coral Gables, FL), and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. Judith Ellen Crowell, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
7800 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite C 300
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Judith Crowell is a medical specialist in surgical dermatology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, rosacea, and acne. Dr. Crowell's professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital (Coral Gables, FL) and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Crowell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Crowell attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. Ana L Paredes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
3200 Sw 60th Court; Suite 305
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ana Paredes is a pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) specialist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paredes include osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Paredes completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Paredes is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Paredes's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Jeffrey Lee Horstmyer, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Horstmyer works as a neurologist in Miami, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 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. Horstmyer honors. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Horstmyer attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Horstmyer has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Horstmyer's professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital (Coral Gables, FL), Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Migraine, Snoring, Neck Problems, Epilepsy, Muscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6741 Southwest 24 Street; Suite 50 & 51
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto works as an internist. His areas of expertise include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Prieto completed his residency training at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Prieto is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), Graves disease, lupus

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

Dr. Mario Alberto Almeida Suarez, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Nephrology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 605
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mario Almeida-Suarez's medical specialty is primary care and adult nephrology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Almeida-Suarez include hypertension (high blood pressure), lupus, and kidney surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Almeida-Suarez takes. He attended medical school at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Central University of the East School of Medicine. He trained at Woodhull Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Almeida-Suarez's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital (Coral Gables, FL), and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Surgery, Lupus

Dr. Cristian Francisco Breton, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8200 Sw 117th Avenue; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Cristian Breton sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Breton attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Breton include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Breton takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus

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

Dr. Armando E Hernandez-Rey, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
4425 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 110
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Armando Hernandez-Rey is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include cysts, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and male infertility. Dr. Hernandez-Rey's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Hernandez-Rey graduated from the University of Medical Sciences (UCIMED) and Autonomous University of Central America. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Hernandez-Rey has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Hernandez-Rey (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Graves Disease, Cysts, Surgical Procedures, Hormone Therapy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
11479 Sw 40 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Lloyd Hershman's specialties are family medicine and general pediatrics. He practices in Miami, FL. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Coney Island Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Hershman is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hershman takes. He speaks Spanish. He 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)

Dr. Barbara Madeline Muina, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
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 rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Muina's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Muina honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

Dr. Kenneth David Hershman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
11479 Sw 40 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Hershman sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialties are family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Hershman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include bulimia, thyroid problems, and depression. 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. Before completing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Hershman attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Jorge Beato is a cardiology (heart disease) specialist. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beato include knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Beato's hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital (Coral Gables, FL), Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

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

Dr. Jorge Carlos Busse, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9193 Sunset Drive; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Busse specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Busse's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He 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 Central University of the East School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Busse is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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, Dialysis

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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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