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John Patrick Donohue M.D.
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 5 stars (25 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. John Donohue is an adult rheumatology specialist in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. His areas of expertise include lupus, polymyositis, and spondylosis (degenerative spine disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Donohue 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. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm Beach County.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hossam Elzawawy MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.05 stars (9 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Hossam Elzawawy is an adult rheumatologist in Weston, FL. He is conversant in Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Elzawawy include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and polymyositis. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Elzawawy completed his residency training at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport. The average patient rating for Dr. Elzawawy is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, scleroderma, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Inflammatory Arthritis, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. David Friedman M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
average rating 3.75 stars (7 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Wnc3-121
Weston, FL
 

Dr. David Friedman's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Friedman is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His areas of expertise include amputation, rhabdomyosarcoma, and sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Friedman 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Friedman include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

Doris Adriana Rodriguez M.D.
Specializes in Neurology
average rating 4.75 stars (8 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Doris Rodriguez practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include migraine, carpal tunnel syndrome, and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. She attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Patients rated Dr. Rodriguez highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Status Epilepticus, Migraine, Dementia, Nerve ... (Read more)

Wael K. Barsoum MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Wael Barsoum works as an orthopedist. The average patient rating for Dr. Barsoum is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Barsoum's clinical interests: knee arthritis, knee ligament injury, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. Dr. Barsoum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Fairview Health Services.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Knee Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Revision Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, Hip ... (Read more)

Franck F. Rahaghi M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.5 stars (7 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Franck Rahaghi's specialty is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rahaghi include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rahaghi include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Rahaghi (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lung Problems, Chest X-ray, ... (Read more)

Andrew (Andrzej) Ukleja M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 3.94 stars (13 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Ukleja, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ukleja's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical University of Lodz. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for his residency. Dr. Ukleja is conversant in Polish. Dr. Ukleja is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Gastritis, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Gabriel Schnickel MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel is a general surgery and transplant surgery specialist. Dr. Schnickel's education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schnickel honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Liver Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Jose L. Baez-Escudero MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
average rating 4.75 stars (8 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Jose Baez-Escudero is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient ratings for Dr. Baez-Escudero average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baez-Escudero include orthostatic hypotension, heart tumor, and second opinions. Dr. Baez-Escudero is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for his residency. Dr. Baez-Escudero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Second Opinions, Heart Bypass Surgery, Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Fernando Castro-Pavia M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 2.5 stars (3 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Castro-Pavia specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Castro-Pavia is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Castro-Pavia honors 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: , celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Nestor Galvez-Jimenez M.D.
Specializes in Neurology
average rating 3.45 stars (6 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nestor Galvez-Jimenez specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Galvez-Jimenez include migraine, restless leg syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Dr. Galvez-Jimenez attended the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Booth Memorial Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Dementia, Nerve ... (Read more)

Mehrdad M. Farid MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Hospital Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Mehrdad Farid is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and carotid artery disease. 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. Farid studied medicine at Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Farid completed a residency program at Caritas Carney Hospital. Dr. Farid (or staff) speaks Persian and Turkish. Dr. Farid is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Scleroderma, Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

Alison J. Schneider M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.92 stars (13 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alison Schneider's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schneider include cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and achalasia. Patients gave Dr. Schneider an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for her residency. Dr. Schneider is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Ascites, Esophageal Impedance-pH Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diego C. Reino MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Diego Reino, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reino include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). Dr. Reino accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Reino trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Reino speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Liver Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Badih Adada MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
average rating 4.77 stars (20 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Badih Adada is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Weston, FL. His areas of expertise include general neurology, stroke, and headache. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Adada accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Adada completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. Dr. Adada (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Dementia, Electroencephalography, Nerve Conduction Studies, Movement ... (Read more)

Mrs. Rute Cecilia Paixao MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Rute Paixao's area of specialization is adult nephrology. The average patient rating for Dr. Paixao is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Paixao is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Paixao's residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Paixao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerular Diseases, Nephrotic Syndrome, Total Protein Urine Test, Renal ... (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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