We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Viant near Cypress, TX.

Dr. Gabriela Nicola, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
25282 Northwest Freeway; Suite 200
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Gabriela Nicola's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Nicola is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nicola's clinical interests include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and preventive care. She 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. Dr. Nicola is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Preventive Care, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Keith Tyring, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
20320 Northwest Freeway; Suite 700
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. Nicholas A Fiore II, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 230
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Fiore's specialties are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Fiore attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fiore include hand surgery procedures, rheumatoid arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The average patient rating for Dr. Fiore is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Fiore has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fractures, Hand Surgery Procedures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Thuan Khac Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Thuan Nguyen works as an internist. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, warts, and moles. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Warts, Bursitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Lupus, Asthma, Vasculitis, Moles

Dr. Redentor Antonio Roy, MD
Specializes in Nephrology, Other
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 410
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Redentor Roy works as a nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roy include diabetes, heart problems, and kidney stones. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roy studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Roy completed a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Roy is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Lupus, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Judith Eve Rubin
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 240
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Judith Rubin's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rubin include warts, minor surgery, and moles. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rubin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She completed her residency training at Northlake Community Hospital. Dr. Rubin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Rubin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Contact ... (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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