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We found 8 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Gold 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's areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Patients rated Dr. Inaganti highly, giving Dr. Inaganti an average 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 attended Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas for residency. 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 specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Limanni is especially interested in rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra). 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 graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Limanni has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Garner graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her areas of expertise include port-wine stains, acne, and hemangioma. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Garner is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is 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 is a neurophysiologist and neurologist in Dallas, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Clinical interests for Dr. Jenevein include cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and vagal nerve stimulator. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jenevein accepts. 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. Hashim Abdul Majeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Hashim Majeed's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Majeed's areas of expertise include the following: depression, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Majeed is conversant in 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, 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 works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Plano, TX, Richardson, TX, and Rockwall, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kwon include carpal tunnel surgery, hand surgery procedures, and rheumatoid arthritis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kwon attended medical school at 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kwon's hospital/clinic 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 works as a neurophysiologist and neurologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Torabi include sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torabi takes. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He speaks Persian. Dr. Torabi 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)

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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include depression, atrial fibrillation, and hearing evaluation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally 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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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.