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We found 22 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Coventry Health Care Plans near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Richard Rubin works as a rheumatologist. Dr. Rubin attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include raynaud's, lupus, and lyme disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubin accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. Jovan Popovich practices adult rheumatology in Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Popovich include rheumatoid arthritis. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Popovich is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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

Dr. Viviane Bunin is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. For her residency, Dr. Bunin trained at Baystate Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Bunin include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Bunin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice 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 is an adult rheumatology specialist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Her areas of expertise consist of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Patients rated Dr. Mihu highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mihu has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Venessa Holland, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Holland include multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and preventive care. Dr. Holland accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Holland is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Eddie Lee Patton Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurology
6550 Fannin; Suite 1801
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eddie Patton is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Patton include tremors, dystonia, and myasthenia gravis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Patton's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Cervical Dysplasia, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Glenn Smith, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
6560 Fannin Street; Scurlock Tower, Suite 802
Houston, TX
 

Dr. R. Smith's specialties are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He practices in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS), spasticity, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, Muscular Dystrophy, Electromyography, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Barry Rosenfield, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 802
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Rosenfield specializes in neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Rosenfield is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenfield include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and musculoskeletal pain. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenfield attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Shoulder Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Memory ... (Read more)

Dr. Terry Alan Clyburn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Clyburn's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clyburn include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and amputees. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Clyburn has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jenny Mei-Ju Lai, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1878
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jenny Lai is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Lai's clinical interests include general neurology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. Dr. Lai's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lai has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Aneurysm, Spine Problems, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Injuries, Brain Injury, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Kendall Simpson Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
6560 Fannin Street; Scurlock Tower, Suite 900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Simpson practices neurosurgery. Dr. Simpson's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include tremors, spasticity, and pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Simpson welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Brain Surgery, Movement Disorders, Neck Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Milvia Yadira Pleitez, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 802
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Milvia Pleitez practices neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Houston, TX. Dr. Pleitez attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and guillain-barre syndrome. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pleitez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Facial Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Huu Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Nguyen is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, myasthenia gravis, and polymyositis. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tilottama Md Majumdar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tilottama Majumdar is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine, critical care (intensive care medicine), and sleep medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Majumdar include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and sleep apnea. Patient reviews placed Dr. Majumdar at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Majumdar is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Scleroderma, Sleep Apnea, Lung Surgery

Dr. Teresa Davis Kaldis, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1878
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Teresa Kaldis is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Houston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: brain surgery, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaldis is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaldis honors. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kaldis is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neuropathy, Brain Surgery, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Polymyositis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tetsuo Ashizawa, MD
Specializes in Neurology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1002
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tetsuo Ashizawa works as a neurologist. His clinical interests include parkinson's disease, skin biopsy, and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Ashizawa is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Keio University. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ashizawa is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Pain, Skin Biopsy, Movement Disorders, Muscular Dystrophy, ... (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.