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). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Patel graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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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 works as a rheumatologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. McCain's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. McCain studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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 specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Agarwal is an in-network provider for 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 for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’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. John Duffin Reveille, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Reveille is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Reveille is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Reveille attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Reveille has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Houston, TX. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Assassi takes. He graduated from the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Assassi's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rubin's areas of expertise include raynaud's, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Rubin is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in lupus, pain management, and vasculitis. Dr. Burns accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Queen's University School of Medicine. Dr. Burns is professionally 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 specialist in adult rheumatology. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Popovich include rheumatoid arthritis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Popovich takes. He graduated from the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. Dr. Popovich is 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 specializes in adult rheumatology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bunin include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bunin accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Bunin completed her residency training 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Mihu is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mihu is especially interested in lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mihu accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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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 area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, and lupus. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Mathew attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Mathew honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She 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, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology, Ophthalmology
2617c W Holcombe Boulevard; Pmb 575
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang's specialties are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and ophthalmology (eye disease). She practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Galveston, TX. She studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. Her training includes residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Tang's clinical interests include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patients rated Dr. Tang highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Tang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rappaport include dermabrasion, moles, and body contouring. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rappaport is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). His areas of clinical interest consist of psoriasis and viral infection. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Tyring accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tyring graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tyring (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His professional 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. Nneka Lotea Ifejika-Jones, MPH, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6431 Fannin; Suite 7.044
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nneka Ifejika specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Ifejika honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She studied medicine at 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. She is 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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Frommer graduated from the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frommer include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Frommer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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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