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We found 5 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Arlington, TX.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
723 N Fielder Road; Suite C
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Jeannine Hoang is a specialist in pediatric dermatology. She works in Mansfield, TX and Arlington, TX. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Hoang is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hoang is open to new patients. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Hoang is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
301 Highlander Boulevard; Suite 121
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Oyeyemi Fabuyi's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fabuyi include syncope (fainting), aortic valve disease, and atrial fibrillation. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He attended medical school at Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences. Dr. Fabuyi's residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victoria Watt Serralta, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
501 W. Main
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Victoria Serralta's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Dr. Serralta's clinical interests include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Serralta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
701 East Interstate 20
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Niacaris practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Niacaris include knee problems, steroid injections, and knee surgery. Dr. Niacaris's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Niacaris attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Niacaris has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Niacaris speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. David L Grice, DO
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
3155 S Carrier Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX
 

Dr. David Grice works as a surgical dermatologist in Grand Prairie, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grice include contact dermatitis, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Grice graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Skin Issues, Skin of Color

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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.