We found 28 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 with IVF near Fort Worth, TX.

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

Dr. Ira Epstein, who practices in North Richland Hills, TX and Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, glomerulonephritis, and urine culture. Dr. Epstein's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Epstein is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, 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. Jesse Ellis Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1500 South Main - Surgery Clinic
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Smith is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Bone Cancer, Cosmetic Surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sreekumaran K Nair, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Other
915 S. Main Street; Suite A
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Sreekumaran Nair specializes in vascular neurology. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Nair honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Kottayam and the University of Kerala. Dr. Nair speaks Malayalam.

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

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

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

Dr. Abdul Hafeez works as a nephrologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, polycystic kidney disease, and nephrotic syndrome. Dr. Hafeez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Hafeez trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

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

Dr. Cary Layne Burton, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Cary Burton is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Burton's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, trichiasis (misdirected eyelash), and blepharitis. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Burton completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Trichiasis, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, Headache, Foreign Body Removal, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeremy Watkins is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. These areas are among his clinical interests: allergy skin testing, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Watkins's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watkins takes. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Cook Children's. Dr. Watkins welcomes 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. Oyeyemi Adetokunbo Fabuyi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
508 S Adams; Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Oyeyemi Fabuyi, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, Lakeworth, TX, and Arlington, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fabuyi's clinical interests include syncope (fainting), aortic valve disease, and atrial fibrillation. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Fabuyi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Edward Bruhl Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Dan Bruhl is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, glaucoma, and trichiasis (misdirected eyelash). Dr. Bruhl is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Resources. He graduated from Medical University of Vienna and Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bruhl trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bruhl honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Trichiasis, Dry Eyes, Headache, Foreign Body Removal, Conjunctivitis, Glaucoma, Eye ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ted Margo specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Margo's clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and trichiasis (misdirected eyelash). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Margo attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Margo is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Trichiasis, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, Headache, Foreign Body Removal, Conjunctivitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Houston Shelton, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
900 West Mognolia Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Shelton specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Shelton speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: stomach tumor, colon polypectomy, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Shelton attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Intestinal Problems, Esophagus ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bibas Reddy is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Reddy's clinical interests include bladder cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and psoriatic arthritis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robert Warren practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include LASIK, trichiasis (misdirected eyelash), and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Warren studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Warren honors.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Trichiasis, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, Headache, Foreign Body Removal, Conjunctivitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Timothy Niacaris' medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, steroid injections, and knee surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Niacaris's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Niacaris's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Ashfaq, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 515
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ashfaq's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ashfaq include viral hepatitis, autoimmune disorders, and abnormal liver function tests (LFts). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ashfaq honors. Dr. Ashfaq attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Ashfaq (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Ashfaq is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Abnormal Liver Function Tests, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Viral ... (Read more)

Dr. Pavani Muddasani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 8th Avenue; Suite 632
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Pavani Muddasani works as an adult gastroenterologist in Fort Worth, TX. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include hepatitis C, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and gastric (stomach) ulcer. Dr. Muddasani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Resources. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muddasani honors. After completing medical school at Osmania University and Kakatiya Medical College, she performed her residency at UPMC Shadyside.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Esophagitis, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Farooq Selod's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Selod include strains, steroid injections, and arm fracture. Dr. Selod accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Francis Hospital. 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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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.