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We found 86 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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Patel has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact her 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. Sandeep Krishna Agarwal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sandeep Agarwal works as an adult rheumatologist. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Agarwal is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency.

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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. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Assassi's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Assassi's distinctions include: 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. John Duffin Reveille, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Reveille's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He 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 a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus

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

Dr. Angela McCain's specialty is adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. McCain has indicated that her clinical interests include raynaud's, bursitis, and lupus. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McCain has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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. He is especially interested in lupus, pain management, and vasculitis. Dr. Burns is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He studied medicine at Queen's University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Burns is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burns honors.

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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 is an adult rheumatologist in Houston, TX. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include raynaud's, lupus, and lyme disease. Dr. Rubin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rubin is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Popovich is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Popovich 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 practices adult rheumatology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Bunin's areas of expertise consist of 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. Bunin honors. Her training includes a residency program at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Bunin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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, Scleroderma, Lupus, Vasculitis

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

Dr. Ramona Mihu is an adult rheumatologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mihu's areas of expertise consist of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mihu's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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 neurologist and ophthalmologist. Dr. Tang's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Tang has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Norman Rappaport's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Rappaport's areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rappaport is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

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

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

Dr. Stephen Tyring is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). He works in Webster, TX, Houston, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. His clinical interests include academic dermatology, psoriasis, and viral infection. Dr. Tyring has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Tyring's residency was performed 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. 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, Skin Issues, Tropical Skin Diseases, Psoriasis, Academic Dermatology, Infections

Dr. William Hicks Iii Hadnott III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Hadnott's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Hadnott include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hadnott honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Hadnott is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nneka Ifejika, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Ifejika takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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, who practices in Houston, TX and Beaumont, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Dr. Frommer is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He 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. Dr. Frommer is open to new patients. He attended the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. In addition to English, 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.