We found 16 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Trinity, FL.

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Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2208 Duckslough Boulevard; Suite A
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield's medical specialty is family medicine. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Community Hospital, Tampa for residency. Dr. Greenfield's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Greenfield speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Jigneshkumar Babubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1818 Short Branch Drive; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His clinical interests include indigestion, ulcers, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. James Patrick Donovan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2165 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. James Donovan's medical specialty is hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Donovan include pain, sports health, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Donovan attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center 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. Donovan takes.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph F Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated Dr. Staffetti highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, and barrett's esophagus. 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. Before performing his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center, Dr. Staffetti attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Staffetti (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Italian. Dr. Staffetti's 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, Swallowing Problems, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Hector Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3531 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Rodriguez practices family medicine in New Port Richey, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Dr. Rodriguez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 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. Rodriguez takes.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Primary Care, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Navnit Ukabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2254 Us Highway 19
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Navnit Patel is an internist and general pediatrician in Holiday, FL and New Port Richey, FL. He speaks Gujarati. His clinical interests include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Zambia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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: , lupus

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Agarwal is a graduate of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: heart problems, hepatitis, and lupus. Her average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Agarwal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Thondikulam Ananthanarayanan Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Thondikulam Subramanian's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Subramanian's areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, cancer, and stroke. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Kilpauk Medical College, Madras Medical College, and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Subramanian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Subramanian is 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
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Qin Gu is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Brooksville, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sleep apnea, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headache. Dr. Gu is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Second Military Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Gu is conversant in Chinese. He is 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, Head Injury, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Bruce Killeen Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2520 U.s. Hwy. 19
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Robert Killeen is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Killeen's clinical interests: myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), acute leukemia, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Killeen accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Contraception, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Abnormal Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Gregory Chisholm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
10751 Maple Creek Drive; Suite 103 (trinity Professional Place)
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Keith Chisholm, who practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: skin cancer removal, cancer, and stomach problems. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Chisholm attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Chisholm takes 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: Inguinal Hernia, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dilip V Ghanekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Ghanekar takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic 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
4762 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Siddharth Shah works as a neurologist. Dr. Shah attended Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Howard University Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. His areas of expertise include migraine, myasthenia gravis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The average patient rating for Dr. Shah is 1.5 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. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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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
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Malka is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Clinical interests for Dr. Malka include trigger point injections, cancer, and pain. Dr. Malka's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Malka (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Malka's professional affiliations include 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
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Indira Umamaheswaran is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Hudson, FL, Brooksville, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. Her areas of expertise include trigger point injections, cancer, and stroke. Dr. Umamaheswaran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Umamaheswaran 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) is conversant in 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)

Dr. Hayath Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hayath Javeed specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, nutrition counseling, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Javeed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Javeed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Indian Languages.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Depression, Auto Injuries, Substance Abuse, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (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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