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We found 11 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Ira Marc Epstein, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ira Epstein's medical specialty is adult nephrology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Epstein's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, glomerulonephritis, and urine culture. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Epstein graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. Abdul Hafeez, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
950 West Magnolia
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Abdul Hafeez's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Hafeez's areas of expertise include vitamin D deficiency, polycystic kidney disease, and nephrotic syndrome. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In addition to English, Dr. Hafeez (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Hafeez has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Edema, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1250 Eighth Avenue; Suite 135
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jeremy Watkins is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Watkins trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: allergy skin testing, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Watkins has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Cook Children's. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Larynx ... (Read more)

Dr. Bibas Reddy, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
800 W. Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Bibas Reddy works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Fort Worth, TX and Cleburne, TX. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and psoriatic arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Reddy performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Reddy has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne. Dr. Reddy is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, psoriasis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahid Aziz, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1650 W Rosedale Street; Suite 302
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Shahid Aziz specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Aziz's areas of expertise include the following: indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas for residency. Dr. Aziz has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aziz takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophageal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 5th Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Farooq Selod works as an orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Selod include strains, steroid injections, and arm fracture. He 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. Selod obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at St. Francis Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Selod (or staff) speaks Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Resources.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Shoulder Fracture, Hand Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Knee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
650 St. Louis Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Adebola Olatunji's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Olatunji is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Olatunji welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences and performed his residency at The Dudley Group of Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Ann A Skiba, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
800 West Magnolia
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mary Skiba practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Her clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. She is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Skiba takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has an open panel. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Disease, Leukemia, Antiphospholipid Antibody ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
609 Hemphill Street; Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Fidelis Unini is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. Dr. Unini honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 610
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Dinesh Bhambhvani works as a neurophysiologist and neurologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhambhvani include brain aneurysm, migraine, and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhambhvani takes. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from L.T. Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Radiculopathy, Lower Back Pain, Migraine, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 8th Avenue; Suite 506
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Keith Louden specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Louden include knee arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and hand fracture. Dr. Louden is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Louden is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Knee Arthritis, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Knee Fracture, Hand Fracture, Knee Pain, ... (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.