We found 8 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Garland, TX.

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

Dr. Kasturi Inaganti's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Inaganti attended Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University and then went on to complete Dr. Inaganti's residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Inaganti include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Patients gave Dr. Inaganti an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Inaganti accepts. Dr. Inaganti (or staff) is conversant in 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Limanni include rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra). Dr. Limanni is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Arthritis Centers of Texas. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Limanni 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 Dermatology
3310 Broadway Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

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

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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's specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Jenevein include cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and vagal nerve stimulator. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Jenevein is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Majeed's areas of expertise include depression, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He takes 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: , psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Depression, Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Bone Spurs, Diabetes Management, ... (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 areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Plano, TX, Richardson, TX, and Rockwall, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in carpal tunnel surgery, hand surgery procedures, and rheumatoid arthritis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kwon graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kwon speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Amir Torabi sees patients in Mesquite, TX, Garland, TX, and Sunnyvale, TX. His medical specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Torabi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Torabi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Anthony Nguyen practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, atrial fibrillation, and hearing evaluation. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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