We found 10 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Cigna near Frisco, TX.

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Dr. Renuka Ramarao Basavaraju, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
5350 Independnce Parkway; Suite 100
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Renuka Basavaraju's specialties are adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Basavaraju include immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and fibromyalgia. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Basavaraju studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Basavaraju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Basavaraju is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Immunotherapy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road #405; Pavillion Ii, Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in Frisco, TX and Plano, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Dennis average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dennis include meningioma, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Dennis performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Stenosis, Scoliosis, Brain Cancer, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Scott Turner, MD, PhD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road; Suite 404
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Michael Turner works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Dr. Turner's areas of expertise include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), meningioma, and bone spurs. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Medical City Denton, and Baylor Scott & White Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Turner attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turner honors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Scoliosis, Brain ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Maushmi Sheth's specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is a graduate of Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Sheth trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her clinical interests include nerve conduction studies (NCS), migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons. Dr. Sheth (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Sheth's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Allen.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Jun Chen is a nephrologist. Her areas of expertise include 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 accepts. Before completing her residency at Peking University Health Science Center, Dr. Chen attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Texas Health Plano. Her practice 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)

Dr. Christopher Don Allmon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
5757 Warren Parkway; Suite 180 Building 2
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Allmon's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, heel surgery, and wrist fracture. Dr. Allmon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Allmon (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Latin. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Plano. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory arthritis

All Interests: Heel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Radiculopathy, Bursitis, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Kendall Edward Carll II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4461 Coit Road; Suite 101
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Carll is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Dr. Carll 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. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Carll is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Berry works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Frisco, TX, Plano, TX, and Dallas, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include meniscus surgery, knee arthritis, and elbow pain. Dr. Berry is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. He is professionally 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)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Patti Huang is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Frisco, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, ruptured eardrum, and snoring. Patients gave Dr. Huang an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Huang has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Nosebleeds, Sleep Disorders, Skin Cancer, Ear Problems, Snoring, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Clyde Collins works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Collins's areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collins accepts. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Gallstones, ... (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.
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