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We found 68 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 works as an allergist and immunologist and adult rheumatologist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Patel is accepting new patients.

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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 specialty is adult rheumatology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Reveille trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reveille has received professional recognition including the following: 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 specializes in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Agarwal trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Agarwal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Agarwal 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. Shervin Assassi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6431 Fannin; Msb 5.232
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shervin Assassi is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Assassi takes. He attended medical school at the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Assassi has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Ankylosing Spondylitis

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

Dr. Angela McCain is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. McCain's areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McCain is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, 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 an adult rheumatologist in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Burns average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burns include lupus, pain management, and vasculitis. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Queen's University School of Medicine.

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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 a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. These areas are among Dr. Rubin's clinical interests: raynaud's, lupus, and lyme disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rubin has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rubin's 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 a specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Popovich include rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Popovich is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. Dr. Popovich is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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 rheumatologist in Houston, TX. She has a special interest in lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bunin's medical residency was performed at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Bunin has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts 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, 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 practices adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Mihu average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mihu include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She 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, 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, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mathew include osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, and lupus. Patients gave Dr. Mathew an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Mathew's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Galveston, TX. Her medical specialties are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and ophthalmology (eye disease). Her education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave Dr. Tang a rating 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Tang's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is open to 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. 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). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ifejika is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ifejika completed a residency program 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. Stephen Keith Tyring, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
6655 Travis; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Tyring is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist in Webster, TX, Houston, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Tyring has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests encompass psoriasis and viral infection. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Tyring attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 the following 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. Norman Harvey Rappaport, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
6560 Fannin; Suite 1812
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Norman Rappaport is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among Dr. Rappaport's clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Rappaport attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rappaport has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

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

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

Dr. J. Frommer is an adult nephrology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Dr. Frommer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Frommer's practice is open to new patients.

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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.