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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Sabeen Najam is an adult rheumatologist in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Najam include knee problems, paget's disease, and lupus. Dr. Najam's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 is a neurologist in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Athari's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Athari include facial problems, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Athari attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Iran University of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Athari (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Ruby Parveen practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine in Baytown, TX. For her professional training, Dr. Parveen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Her areas of expertise include back pain, sleep disorders, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Parveen has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Parveen is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She 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)

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

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Baytown, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. Dr. Syed's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Syed takes. He is open to new patients. Dr. Syed graduated from Dow Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. Fariborz Nazari-Adli specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nazari-Adli include warts, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nazari-Adli has an open panel. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

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