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

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Nicola include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and preventive care. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nicola is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nicola 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: Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Raynaud's, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Keith Tyring, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
20320 Northwest Freeway; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Tyring works as a dermatologist in Webster, TX, Houston, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. 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. His areas of expertise consist of psoriasis and viral infection. Patient ratings for Dr. Tyring average 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tyring (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is 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. 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hand surgery procedures, rheumatoid arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Fiore is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fiore include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Judith Rubin is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Rubin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Rubin include warts, minor surgery, and moles. Dr. Rubin is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. For her professional training, Dr. Rubin completed a residency program at Northlake Community Hospital. Dr. Rubin has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rubin's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Redentor Roy's medical specialty is nephrology (kidney disease). He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Roy's residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and kidney stones. Dr. Roy is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. His practice 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)

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

Dr. Thuan Nguyen specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, warts, and moles. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally 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

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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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