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

Dr. Juan Antonio Contreras, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4461 Coit Road; Suite 402
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Juan Contreras works as a rheumatologist. Patients gave Dr. Contreras an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: fibromyalgia, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Contreras is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is an adult nephrologist in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: 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 honors. Dr. Chen graduated from Peking University Health Science Center and then she performed her residency at Peking University Health Science Center. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She welcomes 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 Adult Gastroenterology
8080 Independence Parkway; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gabriel Rendon practices adult gastroenterology in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rendon's areas of expertise include colon cancer, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rendon accepts. Dr. Rendon has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Problems, Gallstones, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Maushmi Sheth specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After attending Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Sheth include nerve conduction studies (NCS), migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Sheth's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sheth is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Frisco, TX, Plano, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Berry attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently trained at Riverside County Regional Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include meniscus surgery, knee arthritis, and elbow pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berry accepts. 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)

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, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Disraeli's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.