We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans 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's specialties are neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Medicine 1, Yangon and the University of Medicine 2, Yangon for medical school, Dr. Aung completed his residency training at Duke University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Aung's 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 is a dermatologist in Austin, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of lupus, psoriasis, and eczema. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Physicians and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Reichenberg honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Reichenberg graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has received distinctions including 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

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

Dr. Dayna Diven's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Diven include rashes, psoriasis, and skin infection. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diven is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Diven studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has received the following distinction: 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

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

Dr. Lucia Diaz's specialty is pediatric dermatology. Her areas of expertise consist of lupus, psoriasis, and eczema. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diaz takes. Dr. Diaz 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. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Diaz's practice is open to 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; First, Floor, Trinity Professional Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Vickers specializes in dermatopathology. Clinical interests for Dr. Vickers include cyst, acne, and biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Vickers studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Vickers is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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 practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Austin, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: 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, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Dietz's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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