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

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5350 Independnce Parkway; Suite 100
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Renuka Basavaraju specializes in adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and fibromyalgia. Dr. Basavaraju is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Basavaraju (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi.

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

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Immunotherapy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4461 Coit Road; Suite 402
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Juan Contreras' specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Contreras is especially interested in fibromyalgia, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Contreras completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Contreras has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Lupus

Dr. Jun Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Coit Road; Suite 301 Pavillion One
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Jun Chen specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. These areas are among Dr. Chen's clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen takes. She attended Peking University Health Science Center and then went on to complete her residency at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
5375 Coit Road; Suite 130
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Maushmi Sheth works as a neurophysiologist and neurologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Sheth average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheth include nerve conduction studies (NCS), migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheth honors. Dr. Sheth studied medicine at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. She completed her residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Sheth (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Migraine, Neuropathy, Electroencephalography, Nerve Conduction Studies, Pain, Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Eugene Berry, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8501 Wade Boulevard; Suite 270
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Robert Berry is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Frisco, TX, Plano, TX, and Dallas, TX. He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and a graduate of Riverside County Regional Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Berry's clinical interests: meniscus surgery, knee arthritis, and elbow pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Howard Disraeli, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
8756 Teel Parkway; Suite 350
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Disraeli's areas of specialization are family medicine and urgent care. Dr. Disraeli is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Patients gave Dr. Disraeli an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Appendicitis, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, ... (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.