We found 13 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept First Health POS near Houston, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suong Tran is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tran include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Tran is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Tran is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

Dr. Joseph S Spindler, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Spindler is an adult rheumatology specialist. He graduated from Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: paget's disease, lupus, and polymyositis. Dr. Spindler's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Spindler is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lower Back Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. John E Wolf Jr., MA, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Wolf works as a dermatologist. Dr. Wolf's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: ultraviolet (UV) light therapy, rosacea, and psoriasis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolf takes. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Wolf speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Wolf's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Rosacea, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Tropical Skin Diseases, Psoriasis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosa A Tang, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
4901 Calhoun Road; Uei-4901 Calhoun Building 505
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang practices ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Tang's clinical interests: thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Tang obtained her medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Tang welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Norman Rappaport is a plastic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, moles, and vaginoplasty. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Rappaport attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Rappaport is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Randolph Evans is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Dr. Evans speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Evans include back pain, multiple sclerosis (MS), and neck pain. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Evans attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Evans is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Dr. Bernardino Flores Abaya, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bernardino Abaya's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abaya include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Abaya honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Abaya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Abaya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Physical Exams, Lupus, High Cholesterol, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Ching-Chiang Allen Chu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Neuromuscular Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. C. Chu's areas of specialization are neuromuscular medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Chu (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. His areas of expertise include facial problems, tremors, and sleep apnea. Dr. Chu is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He graduated from Kaohsiung Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Chu completed residency programs at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chu accepts 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.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
1740 W 27th Street; #206
Houston, TX
 

Dr. .Jeffrey Gaitz's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gaitz's areas of expertise include the following: multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and epilepsy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gaitz's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Yadollah Harati, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yadollah Harati is a neurologist and neuromuscular medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Harati include myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and guillain-barre syndrome. His professional affiliations include Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center and Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Harati is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Dermatomyositis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Myasthenia Gravis, Physical ... (Read more)

Dr. Agha Sahir Saleem, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1919 North Loop West Suite; 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. A. Saleem specializes in general internal medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saleem include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Saleem is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Bush sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bush include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Bush is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bush has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She 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. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Gynecologic Procedures, Bursitis, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Jose Olivero Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2206
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juan Olivero's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He studied medicine at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. These areas are among Dr. Olivero's clinical interests: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. 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. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, ... (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.
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