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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 Frwy.; Suite 200
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Gabriela Nicola's medical specialty is general internal medicine and adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and preventive care. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nicola accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Tyring's clinical interests include psoriasis and viral infection. The average patient rating for Dr. Tyring is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Tyring attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tyring (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His hospital/clinic 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 Arthur Ii Fiore II, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 230
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Fiore is a plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include hand surgery procedures, rheumatoid arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Fiore's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Fiore attended Ross University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Redentor Roy is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Roy trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Roy include diabetes, heart problems, and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roy accepts. Dr. Roy is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, warts, and moles. The average patient rating for Dr. Nguyen is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Judith Rubin practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Rubin is 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, minor surgery, and moles. Dr. Rubin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. For her residency, Dr. Rubin trained at Northlake Community Hospital. Dr. Rubin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Rubin's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is accepting 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.