We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Garland, TX.

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

Dr. Kasturi Inaganti practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Inaganti's areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Patients gave Dr. Inaganti an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Inaganti honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Inaganti's education and training includes medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University and residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Dr. Inaganti (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Limanni has indicated that his clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra). His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Arthritis Centers of Texas. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Limanni has received the following distinction: 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 Dermatology
3310 Broadway Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Garner is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Her clinical interests include port-wine stains, acne, and hemangioma. Dr. Garner is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. Before performing her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Garner attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Garner is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Nolan Bruce Jenevein, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
9440 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nolan Jenevein is a specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and vagal nerve stimulator. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jenevein at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Jenevein completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Jenevein is 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. Hashim Abdul Majeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Hashim Majeed practices general internal medicine. He graduated from Dow Medical College. Dr. Majeed trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, wheezing, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Majeed takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

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

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

Dr. Anthony Nguyen specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests: depression, atrial fibrillation, and hearing evaluation. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Amir Torabi works as a neurophysiologist and neurologist in Mesquite, TX, Garland, TX, and Sunnyvale, TX. These areas are among Dr. Torabi's clinical interests: sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Torabi is conversant in Persian. He is 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.
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