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We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Cigna Bronze EPO near Garland, TX.

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

Dr. Kasturi Inaganti's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Inaganti's areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Inaganti has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Inaganti takes. Dr. Inaganti graduated from Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University and then Dr. Inaganti performed Dr. Inaganti's residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Dr. Inaganti (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Inaganti is 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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Limanni include rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra). Dr. Limanni accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Limanni has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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. Nolan Bruce Jenevein, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
9940 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nolan Jenevein is a specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Jenevein is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jenevein include cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and vagal nerve stimulator. Dr. Jenevein takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Jenevein attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Jenevein 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 is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Sunnyvale, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Plano, TX. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kwon has indicated that his clinical interests include 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. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Majeed include depression, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Majeed accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 a Garland, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include the following: depression, atrial fibrillation, and hearing evaluation. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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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 practices neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Torabi include sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. Dr. Torabi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He is conversant in 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.