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

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. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Patel has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Angela McCain practices adult rheumatology. Dr. McCain's areas of expertise include raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Patient ratings for Dr. McCain average 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. McCain is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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. Dr. Agarwal is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. John Reveille's specialty is adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reveille is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Dr. Reveille has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus

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

Dr. Shervin Assassi's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Assassi is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Assassi is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Ankylosing Spondylitis

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

Dr. Richard Rubin's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rubin include raynaud's, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubin takes. Dr. Rubin graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. David Burns specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Burns studied medicine at Queen's University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: lupus, pain management, and vasculitis. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Burns honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Lupus, Pain Management, Vasculitis

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

Dr. Jovan Popovich is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He graduated from the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. In Dr. Popovich's practice, he is particularly interested in rheumatoid arthritis. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Popovich is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a rheumatologist. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Bunin's areas of clinical interest consist of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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. For her professional training, Dr. Bunin completed a residency program at Baystate Medical Center.

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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 medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Mihu has a special interest in lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Mihu is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Sugar Land, TX. She is especially interested in osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, and lupus. Dr. Mathew is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Mathew is rated highly by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Rosa Tang is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Galveston, TX. Dr. Tang's education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 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 takes. She 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. Norman Harvey Rappaport, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
6560 Fannin; Suite 1812
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Norman Rappaport's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, moles, and body contouring. Dr. Rappaport's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Rappaport honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Abington Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Scleroderma, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Tyring works as a dermatologist in Webster, TX, Houston, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. His areas of expertise include psoriasis and viral infection. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tyring accepts. Dr. Tyring obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tyring (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Nneka Lotea Ifejika-Jones, MPH, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6431 Fannin; Suite 7.044
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nneka Ifejika's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ifejika honors. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Ifejika trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Houston, TX and Beaumont, TX. These areas are among Dr. Frommer's clinical interests: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Frommer is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Angiogram, Diabetes, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal ... (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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