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We found 92 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. Patients rated Dr. Williams highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and bursitis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus.

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

Dr. John Reveille's specialty is adult rheumatology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Reveille trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reveille has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus

Dr. Sandeep Krishna Agarwal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6431 Fannin Msb; 5th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sandeep Agarwal specializes in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Agarwal trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Agarwal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Agarwal is professionally 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. Shervin Assassi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6410 Fannin Street, Rheumatology Clinic; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shervin Assassi is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Assassi takes. He attended medical school at the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Assassi has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Houston, TX. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She studied medicine at St. John's Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Albuquerque completed a residency program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Albuquerque's professional affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage.

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

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

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

Dr. Joseph Spindler, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spindler include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Spindler takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine and Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Spindler is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Spindler is open to 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. Richard Alan Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Rubin is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. These areas are among Dr. Rubin's clinical interests: raynaud's, lupus, and lyme disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rubin has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rubin's 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. 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. She works in Houston, TX. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. These areas are among Dr. Alim's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Alim is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hives, Arthritis, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, ... (Read more)

Dr. Suong Mai Tran, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suong Tran is an adult rheumatology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Tran's areas of expertise include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

Dr. Tariq Hanna Khalaf, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2101 Crawford Street; Suite 202
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tariq Khalaf is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Klein, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khalaf takes. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Khalaf is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Jovan Popovich is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Popovich include rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Popovich 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, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. Dr. Popovich is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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

Dr. Ramona Mihu practices adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Mihu average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mihu include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She 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 Rheumatology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 555
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Javier Berrios sees patients in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Berrios include rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Berrios is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Rosa Ana Tang, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology, Ophthalmology
4901 Calhoun; Building 505
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang sees patients in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Galveston, TX. Her medical specialties are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and ophthalmology (eye disease). Her education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave Dr. Tang a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Tang's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She 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 Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Wolf sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Wolf is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include ultraviolet (UV) light therapy, rosacea, and psoriasis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Wolf is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He welcomes 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. Nneka Lotea Ifejika-Jones, MPH, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1014
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nneka Ifejika's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ifejika is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ifejika completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Concussion, Spasticity, Stroke

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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.