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We found 12 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 areas of specialization are neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aung is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. Dr. Aung is conversant in 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: Restless Leg Syndrome, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jason Reichenberg's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. These areas are among Dr. Reichenberg's clinical interests: academic dermatology, hair problems, and lupus. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Reichenberg's distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Physicians and Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Eczema, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Skin Cancer Surgery, Skin Issues, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dayna Gwinup Diven, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
601 E 15th St Cec C2.470; Department of Dermatology
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Dayna Diven sees patients in Austin, TX and Kyle, TX. Her medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Diven include academic dermatology, rashes, and psoriasis. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Diven has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally 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, Laser Treatment, Rashes, Skin Issues, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Colby Craig Evans, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
3508 South Lamar Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Colby Evans' areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Evans include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Evans honors. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Evans include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Evans welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Daniel Joseph Ladd Jr., DO
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3500 Jefferson Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Dan Ladd is a dermatopathologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Austin, TX and Bastrop, TX. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ladd completed a residency program at Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ladd include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Ladd is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Amy Ayres McClung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
3508 South Lamar Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Amy McClung is a pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology specialist. Patients rated Dr. McClung highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. McClung include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McClung accepts. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. McClung has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Lucia Zoraida Diaz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lucia Diaz is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Diaz attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include academic dermatology, lupus, and psoriasis. Dr. Diaz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Diaz is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis

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

Dr. Candace Marci Thrash, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
3705 Medical Parkway; Suite 340
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Candace Thrash practices pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thrash include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer L Vickers, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
313 E. 12th Street; First, Floor, Trinity Professional Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Vickers, who practices in Austin, TX, Kyle, TX, and Lockhart, TX, is a medical specialist in dermatopathology. Her clinical interests include cysts, acne, and biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Vickers honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. 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.

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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)

Dr. Michael Leroy Rains, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
3508 South Lamar Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Michael Rains is a pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rains include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rains honors. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Rains is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Blakely S Richardson, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2559 Western Trails Boulevard; Suite 301
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Blakely Richardson is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Richardson include contact dermatitis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and psoriasis. She takes 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 North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Maryetta Dietz works as a neurologist in Austin, TX. Clinical interests for Ms. Dietz include migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS), and vertigo. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She speaks Spanish.

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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.