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We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Silver Compass Balanced 4500 near Flower Mound, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
210 N Park Boulevard; Suite 107
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Uzma Syeda's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Syeda obtained her medical school training at Allama Iqbal Medical College and performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Her clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and lupus. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Syeda is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Enrique Angel Perez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4370 Medical Arts Drive; Suite 100
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Perez is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Perez's clinical interests: platelet disorders, bladder cancer, and metabolic bone disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Perez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Leukapheresis, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Usha Naga Peri, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4370 Medical Arts Drive; Suite 210
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Usha Peri is an adult nephrologist in Lewisville, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Carrollton, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Peri is rated highly by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Peri is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Lewisville, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Lorien Alford Nassi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
470 E. State Hwy 114
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Lorien Nassi is a pediatric rheumatology specialist. Dr. Nassi's clinical interests include dermatomyositis, vasculitis, and scleroderma. She accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Nassi attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She has received distinctions including Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholarship for Academic Achievement and Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis

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Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
470 E. State Hwy 114
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Michael Morriss practices neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. He has a special interest in multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Morriss is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: MRI, Multiple Sclerosis, Imaging Procedures

Dr. Isaac Perez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
3821 Long Prairie Road; Suite 100
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Isaac Perez's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology; he sees patients in Flower Mound, TX. Dr. Perez's areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Perez studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, ... (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.