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, who practices in Irving, TX and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Basavaraju's areas of expertise include the following: immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and fibromyalgia. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Basavaraju (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She 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, Rheumatic Diseases, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Juan Contreras is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. These areas are among Dr. Contreras's clinical interests: fibromyalgia, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Contreras trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Contreras is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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, who practices in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She is conversant in Mandarin. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. After completing medical school at Peking University Health Science Center, Dr. Chen performed her residency at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Maushmi Sheth is a medical specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Sheth's training includes residency programs at Parkland Health & Hospital System and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Clinical interests for Dr. Sheth include nerve conduction studies (NCS), migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons. Dr. Sheth (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Frisco, TX, Plano, TX, and Dallas, TX. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For his professional training, Dr. Berry completed a residency program at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Dr. Berry's areas of expertise include the following: meniscus surgery, knee arthritis, and elbow pain. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Berry takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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 specialties are family medicine and urgent care. He practices in Carrollton, TX and Frisco, TX. His areas of expertise include sports health, wheezing, and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Disraeli attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Disraeli's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

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