We found 55 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Aetna PPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Julie Yogesh Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
2121 Holcombe Boulevard; Suite 800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julie Patel specializes in adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology and practices in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, Dr. Patel completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Polymyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hives, Angioedema, Arthritis, Hay Fever, Raynaud's

Dr. Richard Alan Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Rubin, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, lupus, and lyme disease. Dr. Rubin has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Rubin graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Raynaud's

Dr. Sapandeep Kaur Khurana, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
6624 Fannin Street, Saint Luke's O'quinn Medical Towers; Suite 1410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sippi Khurana practices allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Khurana include sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. Dr. Khurana accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Khurana has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Polymyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Hives, Angioedema, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Suong Mai Tran, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suong Tran specializes in adult rheumatology. These areas are among Dr. Tran's clinical interests: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Polymyositis, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Naureen Alim, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 2421
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Naureen Alim is an allergist/immunologist and rheumatologist in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Alim is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Alim studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hives, Arthritis, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jovan M Popovich, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6560 Fannin Street; Scurlock Tower, Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jovan Popovich is an adult rheumatologist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Popovich accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. Dr. Popovich is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

Dr. Tariq Hanna Khalaf, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2101 Crawford Street; Suite 202
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tariq Khalaf, who practices in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Klein, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Khalaf include knee problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Dr. Khalaf is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khalaf accepts. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Viviane M Bunin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Viviane Bunin is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Bunin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. For her professional training, Dr. Bunin completed a residency program at Baystate Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bunin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Vasculitis

Dr. Ramona Moraru, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ramona Mihu's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Mihu has indicated that her clinical interests include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. The average patient rating for Dr. Mihu is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis

Dr. Rosa Ana Tang, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology, Ophthalmology
4901 Calhoun; Building 505
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tang's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. The average patient rating for Dr. Tang is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Tang has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Tang has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Eye Exam, Pituitary Surgery, Myasthenia Gravis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Keith Tyring, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
1401 Binz Street; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Tyring specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Tyring's clinical interests include psoriasis and viral infection. The average patient rating for Dr. Tyring is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Tyring attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tyring (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Viral Infection, Psoriasis, Infections

Dr. Norman Harvey Rappaport, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1812
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Norman Rappaport, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rappaport include cleft lip and palate, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Rappaport is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rappaport's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rappaport completed residency programs at Abington Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Scleroderma, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Stapleton Coselli, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Coselli include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Coselli attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Coselli trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Coselli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Gallstones, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerardo M Bueso, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Bueso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his residency, Dr. Bueso trained at Washington Hospital Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Bueso is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bueso has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Bone Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. John Pedro Frommer, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Frommer practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Frommer include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Frommer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Frommer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for his residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

Dr. Randolph Warren Evans, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1200 Binz, Suite 1370; Plaza Medical Center
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Randolph Evans' area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Evans average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Evans's clinical interests: back pain, multiple sclerosis (MS), and neck pain. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Evans speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Evans welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Surgical Procedures, Electroencephalography, Back Pain, Bloodless ... (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.