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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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Rubin's areas of expertise include raynaud's, lupus, and lyme disease. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rubin has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rubin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. J. Gold is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine, adult allergy & immunology, and adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, thyroid problems, and parathyroid disease. Dr. Gold's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gold 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. Suong Mai Tran, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suong Tran is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tran studied medicine at 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. Jovan M Popovich, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6560 Fannin Street; Scurlock Tower, Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jovan Popovich, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He has a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Popovich studied medicine at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. Dr. Popovich's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Bunin 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. For her professional training, Dr. Bunin completed a residency program at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Bunin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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 a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is especially interested in lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Mihu accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mihu is accepting new patients.

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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. These areas are among Dr. Holland's clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Holland is accepting new patients. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX, is a medical specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: multiple sclerosis (MS), spasticity, and myasthenia gravis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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. Eddie Lee Patton Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurology
6550 Fannin; Suite 1801
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eddie Patton's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Patton include tremors, dystonia, and myasthenia gravis. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Patton honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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. Jenny Mei-Ju Lai, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1878
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jenny Lai sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include general neurology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. Dr. Lai 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. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is 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 practices general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Saleem average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Saleem include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Saleem 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 has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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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 specialist in neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenfield include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Rosenfield's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts 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 Super Doctors. He is professionally 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. Richard Kendall Simpson Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
6560 Fannin Street; Scurlock Tower, Suite 900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Simpson is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simpson include tremors, spasticity, and pain management. The average patient rating for Dr. Simpson is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Simpson is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Clyburn is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Clyburn include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 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. Clyburn takes. Dr. Clyburn graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Clyburn is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Huston is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Huston attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Majumdar include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and sleep apnea. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average 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. She studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Majumdar's practice is open to new patients.

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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.