We found 90 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Francis M Williams, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
560 Meyerland Plaza Mall
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Francis Williams' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and bursitis. He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus. Dr. Williams obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandeep Krishna Agarwal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sandeep Agarwal is an adult rheumatologist in Houston, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agarwal honors. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Agarwal attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Research, Scleroderma, Autoimmune Disorders, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Duffin Reveille, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Reveille is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reveille takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus

Dr. Shervin Assassi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6410 Fannin Street, Rheumatology Clinic; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shervin Assassi's specialty is adult rheumatology. He attended the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Assassi is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Assassi is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Ankylosing Spondylitis

Dr. Sheila Maryanne Albuquerque, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10701 Vintage Preserve Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheila Albuquerque's specialty is adult rheumatology. She is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage. Dr. Albuquerque obtained her medical school training at St. John's Medical College and performed her residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Albuquerque accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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

Dr. Ramona Mihu is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Mihu's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mihu's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. Richard Rubin specializes in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rubin's areas of expertise include raynaud's, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rubin 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 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, Raynaud's

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

Dr. Joseph Spindler is an adult rheumatology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Spindler's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Spindler has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Naureen Alim is a specialist in allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Alim honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Alim graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suong Tran works as a rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Tran is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Popovich average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Popovich is 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. Tariq Hanna Khalaf, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2101 Crawford Street; Suite 202
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tariq Khalaf practices adult rheumatology in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Spring, TX. His clinical interests include knee problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khalaf accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khalaf is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 555
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Javier Berrios is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berrios honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berrios graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases

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

Dr. Stephen Tyring is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of psoriasis and viral infection. Dr. Tyring's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Tyring's education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tyring (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Viral Infection, Psoriasis, Infections

Dr. Rosa A Tang, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
4901 Calhoun
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang sees patients in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Galveston, TX. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tang is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). She studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Tang's training includes residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. She has a 4.5 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 Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tang's practice is open to 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. Joseph Stapleton Coselli, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli is a cardiac surgery and vascular surgery specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Coselli's areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. Dr. Coselli accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

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