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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Najam attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Najam include knee problems, lupus, and carpal tunnel syndrome. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Najam has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Najam welcomes new patients.

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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). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include facial problems, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. Dr. Athari 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 graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Iran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Athari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Fariborz Nazari-Adli works as a family practice physician. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nazari-Adli accepts. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

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

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

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. Dr. Syed is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Syed honors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Syed has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

Dr. Ruby Jamal 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. Dr. Parveen's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: back pain, sleep disorders, and multiple sclerosis (MS). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Parveen graduated from L.T. Municipal Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Parveen welcomes new patients.

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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.
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