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We found 8 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 an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Inaganti is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by Dr. Inaganti's patients. Dr. Inaganti's areas of expertise include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Inaganti is professionally affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association. Dr. Inaganti accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Inaganti studied medicine at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University. For Dr. Inaganti's professional training, Dr. Inaganti completed a residency program at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Inaganti (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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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, who practices in Dallas, TX and Richardson, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Limanni is especially interested in rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra). He 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 is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Limanni's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Arthritis Centers of Texas.

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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 Dermatology
3310 Broadway Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Garner is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among Dr. Garner's clinical interests: port-wine stains, acne, and hemangioma. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Garner completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garner's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Presidential Citation American Academy of Dermatology; and President Texas Dermatological Society.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Atopic Dermatitis, Herpes, Birthmark, Hair Loss, Keloids, Mycosis Fungoides, Molluscum ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nolan Jenevein's medical specialty is neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jenevein include cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and vagal nerve stimulator. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Jenevein attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Jenevein has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kwon include carpal tunnel surgery, hand surgery procedures, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Kwon's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Hashim Majeed is a Garland, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Majeed include depression, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He 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. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Majeed attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He speaks Spanish.

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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)

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

Dr. Anthony Nguyen is an internist and geriatrician in Garland, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, atrial fibrillation, and hearing evaluation. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Amir Torabi works as a neurophysiologist and neurologist. Dr. Torabi attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His clinical interests include 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Torabi 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.