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

Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
711 W 38th Street; Building E-1
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Soe Aung is a physician who specializes in neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Aung is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Medicine 1, Yangon and the University of Medicine 2, Yangon and then he performed his residency at Duke University Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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)

Specializes in Dermatology
313 East 12th St; Suite 103
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jason Reichenberg is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Reichenberg include lupus, psoriasis, and eczema. Dr. Reichenberg is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Physicians and Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Reichenberg's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis

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

Specializes in Dermatology
313 E. 12th Street; Suite 103
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Dayna Diven is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Diven's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Diven include rashes, psoriasis, and skin infection. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Diven has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Specializes in Neurology
1250 S Capital of Texas Highway; Bldg 3-100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Richard Tallman's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His professional affiliations include North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. Dr. Tallman's residency was performed at Mayo Clinic and the University Health System. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Tallman's distinctions include: Texas Monthly Super Doctor; Texas Super Doctors; and US News and World Report, Top Doctor. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer

Specializes in Neurology
1600 W 38th Street; Suite 308
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Fraim, who practices in Austin, TX and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include general neurology, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Fraim is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fraim attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fraim trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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)

Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lucia Diaz is a pediatric dermatologist in Austin, TX. Her areas of expertise consist of lupus, psoriasis, and eczema. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Diaz is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Diaz speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Diaz 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)

Specializes in Dermatopathology
313 E. 12th Street; First, Floor, Trinity Professional Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Vickers is a specialist in dermatopathology. She works in Austin, TX, Kyle, TX, and Lockhart, TX. These areas are among Dr. Vickers's clinical interests: cysts, acne, and biopsy. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Vickers has an open panel. She 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.

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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)

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Neurology
1600 W 38th Street; Suite 308
Austin, TX
 

Ms. Maryetta Dietz works as a neurologist in Austin, TX. Her clinical interests include migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS), and vertigo. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Dietz accepts. In addition to English, Ms. Dietz speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Ms. Dietz is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
1600 West 38th Street; Suite 308, Jefferson Building
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Fu Lye Woon is a psychologist and neuropsychologist in Dallas, TX and Austin, TX. Dr. Woon has a special interest in seizure disorders, stroke, and movement disorders. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Woon (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Malay, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Woon's practice 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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