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We found 9 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Garland, TX.

Dr. Kasturi Inaganti, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Kasturi Inaganti is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Kasturi Inaganti works in Garland, TX. Dr. Inaganti is rated highly by Dr. Inaganti's patients. Dr. Inaganti's areas of expertise include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Inaganti 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. Before performing Dr. Inaganti's residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas, Dr. Inaganti attended Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Inaganti (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Inaganti is professionally affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex Limanni, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2929 North Central Expwy; Suite 225
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Alex Limanni's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He is especially interested in rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra). His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Arthritis Centers of Texas. Dr. Limanni is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Limanni honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Spondylolisthesis

Dr. Lisa Anne Garner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
3310 Broadway Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Garner, who practices in Garland, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Garner trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Clinical interests for Dr. Garner include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and port-wine stains. Patients rated Dr. Garner highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Super Doctors; Presidential Citation American Academy of Dermatology; and President Texas Dermatological Society. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Children's Health (Texas), and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Skin Issues, Hair ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1919 South Shiloh Road; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Kia practices pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology in Garland, TX and Dallas, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kia include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kia graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Magna cum laude University of Michigan Medical School; William B. Taylor Excellence; and Dermatology Award University of Michigan Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of ... (Read more)

Dr. Nolan Bruce Jenevein, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
9940 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nolan Jenevein's areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jenevein's areas of expertise include the following: cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and vagal nerve stimulator. He 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. Dr. Jenevein graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Dementia, Spine Problems, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Brain Injury, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Kang Kwon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 East George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Robert Kwon's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Sunnyvale, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Plano, TX. Dr. Kwon is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kwon include carpal tunnel surgery, hand surgery procedures, and rheumatoid arthritis. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. Dr. Kwon graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Nerve Surgery, Hand Problems, Hand Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Kiem Nguyen, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Nguyen's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Garland, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include depression, atrial fibrillation, and hearing evaluation. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Depression, Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hashim Abdul Majeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Hashim Majeed specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Garland, TX. Dr. Majeed's clinical interests include depression, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Majeed is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Depression, Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Bone Spurs, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Amir Torabi's areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torabi graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Sleep Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Neuropathy, Dementia, Stroke, ... (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.