We found 44 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept MyBlue Silver 1604 near Weston, FL.

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John Patrick Donohue MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (25 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. John Donohue's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Donohue's areas of expertise include lupus, polymyositis, and spondylosis (degenerative spine disease). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm Beach County. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 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.

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Relevant Interests: , Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Arthritis, Scleroderma

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

Dr Hossam Elzawawy MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 4.05 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Hossam Elzawawy's specialty is adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Elzawawy speaks Arabic. His clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and polymyositis. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Dr. Elzawawy graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. 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.

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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 Aspi ... (Read more)

Doris Adriana Rodriguez MD
Specializes in Neurology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Neurology Department
Weston, FL

Dr. Doris Rodriguez's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include migraine, carpal tunnel syndrome, and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Dr. Rodriguez's education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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: , Multiple Sclerosis

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

Dr David Friedman MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. David Friedman is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Weston, FL. He speaks French. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, rhabdomyosarcoma, and sports health. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Before completing his residency 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, Dr. Friedman attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Friedman is 3.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma

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

Franck F Rahaghi MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Franck Rahaghi is an adult pulmonology specialist in Weston, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rahaghi include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). Dr. Rahaghi has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rahaghi is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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) speaks French and Persian. He is professionally 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, Pulmonar ... (Read more)

Wael K Barsoum MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Wael Barsoum works as an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Barsoum completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, knee ligament injury, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). Patient reviews placed Dr. Barsoum at an average of 5.0 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. Barsoum honors. He is professionally affiliated with 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 R ... (Read more)

Fernando CastroPavia MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Fernando Castro-Pavia sees patients in Weston, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castro-Pavia include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Dr. Castro-Pavia attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He 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, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

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

Andrew Andrzej Ukleja MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.94 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Andrew Ukleja is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ukleja include achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ukleja accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical University of Lodz. His medical residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Ukleja speaks Polish. He is 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 Dise ... (Read more)

Jose L BaezEscudero MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Jose Baez-Escudero's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Baez-Escudero (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Baez-Escudero include orthostatic hypotension, heart tumor, and second opinions. Dr. Baez-Escudero is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for his residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 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. Baez-Escudero accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , Scleroderma

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

Mehrdad M Farid MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Hospital Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Mehrdad Farid's specialties are adult cardiology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He practices in Weston, FL. Dr. Farid attended medical school at Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Caritas Carney Hospital. His clinical interests include amputation, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and carotid artery disease. 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. Farid (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 An ... (Read more)

Alison J Schneider MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.92 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Alison Schneider is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schneider include cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and achalasia. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Dr. Schneider honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , Celiac Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

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

Mrs Rute Cecilia Paixao MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Rute Paixao's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Paixao include disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She completed her residency training at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Paixao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Paixao is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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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)

Dr Dianne Sandy MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Suite # A11/12
Weston, FL

Dr. Dianne Sandy is an adult nephrology specialist in Weston, FL. These areas are among Dr. Sandy's clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sandy attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Cleveland Clinic. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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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)

Nestor GalvezJimenez MD
Specializes in Neurology
Average rating 3.45 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Nestor Galvez-Jimenez's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Galvez-Jimenez's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: migraine, restless leg syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome. 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 and then went on to complete his residency at Booth Memorial Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Multiple Sclerosis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Dementia, Nerve ... (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 in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. His areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. 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. Dr. Schnickel is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Schnickel's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 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 Injury, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Diego Reino's specialties are general surgery and transplant surgery. He practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Reino performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional 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 Injury, ... (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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