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We found 69 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Bellaire, TX.

Dr. Angela M McCain, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
16659 Southwest Frwy; Suite 235
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Angela McCain is an adult rheumatology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. McCain average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. McCain is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. McCain welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus, Raynaud's, Polymyositis

Dr. Julie Yogesh Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 1410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julie Patel specializes in adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology and practices in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, Dr. Patel completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Polymyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hives, Angioedema, Arthritis, Hay Fever, Raynaud's

Dr. John Duffin Reveille, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Reveille's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Reveille is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus

Dr. Sandeep Krishna Agarwal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sandeep Agarwal is an adult rheumatology specialist in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Agarwal accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Research, Scleroderma, Autoimmune Disorders, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shervin Assassi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6431 Fannin; Msb 5.232
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shervin Assassi specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Assassi is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Assassi has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Ankylosing Spondylitis

Dr. David Erin Burns, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
902 Frostwood Drive; Suite 307
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Burns' specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Burns's areas of expertise consist of lupus, pain management, and vasculitis. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He studied medicine at Queen's University School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Burns is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Lupus, Pain Management, Vasculitis

Dr. Richard Alan Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7515 South Main; Suite 670
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Rubin, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, lupus, and lyme disease. Dr. Rubin has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Rubin graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Raynaud's

Dr. Jovan M Popovich, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jovan Popovich is an adult rheumatologist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Popovich accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. Dr. Popovich is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

Dr. Viviane M Bunin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Viviane Bunin is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Bunin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. For her professional training, Dr. Bunin completed a residency program at Baystate Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bunin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Vasculitis

Dr. Ramona Moraru, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ramona Mihu's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Mihu has indicated that her clinical interests include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. The average patient rating for Dr. Mihu is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis

Dr. Susan A Mathew, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
16659 Southwest Frwy.; Suite 235
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Susan Mathew's specialty is adult rheumatology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, and lupus. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mathew is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Mathew trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Mathew has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mathew has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus, Polymyositis, Osteoporosis

Dr. Rosa Ana Tang, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology, Ophthalmology
2617c W Holcombe Boulevard; Pmb 575
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tang's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. The average patient rating for Dr. Tang is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Tang has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Tang has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Eye Exam, Pituitary Surgery, Myasthenia Gravis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Keith Tyring, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
6655 Travis; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Tyring specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Tyring's clinical interests include psoriasis and viral infection. The average patient rating for Dr. Tyring is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Tyring attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tyring (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Viral Infection, Psoriasis, Infections

Dr. Norman Harvey Rappaport, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
6560 Fannin; Suite 1812
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Norman Rappaport, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rappaport include cleft lip and palate, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Rappaport is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rappaport's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rappaport completed residency programs at Abington Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Scleroderma, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Nneka Lotea Ifejika-Jones, MPH, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6431 Fannin; Suite 7.044
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nneka Ifejika's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ifejika attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Concussion, Spasticity, Stroke

Dr. John Pedro Frommer, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
10023 South Main; Suite C-9
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Frommer practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Frommer include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Frommer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Frommer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for his residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

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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.