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We found 5 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Baytown, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1610 W Baker Road; Suite C
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Sabeen Najam practices adult rheumatology in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Najam include knee problems, lupus, and carpal tunnel syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Najam graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Najam has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Najam's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Athari, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4201 Garth Road; Suite #210
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Athari practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include facial problems, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. Patient ratings for Dr. Athari average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Athari takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Iran University of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Athari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Facial Problems, Aneurysm, Electroencephalography, Attention ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
2802 Garth Road; Suite 109
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Baytown, TX. Dr. Syed's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Syed studied medicine at Dow Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
4002 Garth Road; Suite 150
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Fariborz Nazari-Adli's medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Dr. Nazari-Adli is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Nazari-Adli is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Ruby Jamal Parveen, MD
Specializes in Neurology, Sleep Medicine
4201 Garth Road; Suite 208
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Ruby Parveen's specialties are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. She practices in Baytown, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: back pain, sleep disorders, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Parveen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Parveen attended L.T. Municipal Medical College for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Parveen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Movement Disorders, Stroke, Epilepsy, Memory Loss, Back ... (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.