We found 9 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Austin, TX.

Dr. Soe Myint Aung, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
711 W 38th Street; Building E-1
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Soe Aung is a medical specialist in neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing his residency at Duke University Hospital, Dr. Aung attended the University of Medicine 1, Yangon and the University of Medicine 2, Yangon for medical school. Patients rated Dr. Aung highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Restless Leg Syndrome, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Multiple Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Scott Reichenberg, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
313 East 12th St; Suite 103
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jason Reichenberg's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. In his practice, Dr. Reichenberg focuses on lupus, psoriasis, and eczema. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Reichenberg is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Physicians and Seton Healthcare Family. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Eczema, Laser Treatment, Skin Cancer Surgery, Skin Issues, Lupus, Psoriasis, Biopsy

Dr. Dayna Gwinup Diven, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
313 E. 12th Street; Suite 103
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Dayna Diven is a dermatologist in Austin, TX and Kyle, TX. Dr. Diven's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. These areas are among her clinical interests: rashes, psoriasis, and skin infection. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Diven takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Teaching, Research, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, Rashes, Skin Lesions, Psoriasis

Dr. Richard Dean Tallman, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1250 S Capital of Texas Highway; Bldg 3-100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Richard Tallman specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tallman takes. Dr. Tallman attended Mayo Medical School and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic and the University Health System for residency. Dr. Tallman has received distinctions including Texas Monthly Super Doctor; Texas Super Doctors; and US News and World Report, Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer

Dr. Clifford "jack" Fraim, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1600 W 38th Street; Suite 308
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Fraim works as a neurologist in Austin, TX and Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: general neurology, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Fraim is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Fraim performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, General ... (Read more)

Dr. Lucia Zoraida Diaz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lucia Diaz specializes in pediatric dermatology. Dr. Diaz speaks Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include lupus, psoriasis, and eczema. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Diaz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Nail Issues, Hyperhidrosis, Rashes, Skin Issues, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer L Vickers, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
313 E 12th Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Vickers specializes in dermatopathology and practices in Austin, TX, Kyle, TX, and Lockhart, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Vickers include cysts, acne, and biopsy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Vickers obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Vickers is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Eczema, Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer Surgery, Skin Issues, Skin Tag Removal, Autoimmune Disorders, ... (Read more)

Maryetta "etta" Dietz, MS
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Neurology
1600 W 38th Street; Suite 308
Austin, TX
 

Ms. Maryetta Dietz specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Ms. Dietz's clinical interests include migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS), and vertigo. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Ms. Dietz has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Syncope, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fu Lye "martin" Woon, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
1600 W 38th Street; Suite 308
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Fu Lye Woon works as a psychologist and neuropsychologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include seizure disorders, stroke, and movement disorders. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Woon (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Malay, and Cantonese. Dr. Woon is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Seizure Disorders, Dementia, Movement Disorders, Stroke, Autoimmune Disorders, Memory Loss

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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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