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We found 27 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Provider Select PPO near Houston, TX.

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. 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. Joshua Michael Gold, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Gold sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general internal medicine, adult allergy & immunology, and adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gold include knee problems, thyroid problems, and parathyroid disease. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gold is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Nutrition Issues, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (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. 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. Venessa Ann Holland, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Venessa Holland's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Holland's areas of expertise include the following: multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and preventive care. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Holland's residency was performed at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. R. Smith practices neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include multiple sclerosis (MS), spasticity, and myasthenia gravis. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jenny Lai practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Lai's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include general neurology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Lai attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lai is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. A. Saleem is a general internist and adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Saleem is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Saleem is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. David Rosenfield is a medical specialist in neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and musculoskeletal pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosenfield is 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Rosenfield 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. Eddie Lee Patton Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurology
6550 Fannin; Suite 1801
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eddie Patton, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Patton include tremors, dystonia, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Patton is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Patton is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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. Richard Kendall Simpson Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
6560 Fannin Street; Scurlock Tower, Suite 900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Simpson's specialty is neurosurgery. His clinical interests include tremors, spasticity, and pain management. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Simpson graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Simpson's office for an appointment.

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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. Terry Alan Clyburn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6445 Main Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Clyburn's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clyburn include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Clyburn 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Clyburn attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Clyburn is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Clyburn welcomes 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. David Paul Huston, MD
Specializes in Rheumatology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Huston is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and adult allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Huston performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Huston is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Arthritis, Sinusitis, Lupus, Asthma, Vasculitis, Hives, Angioedema, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Tilottama Majumdar's areas of specialization are general internal medicine, critical care (intensive care medicine), and sleep medicine; she sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Majumdar's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in lung biopsy, lung surgery, and sleep apnea. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Majumdar has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

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

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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.