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We found 115 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' medical specialty is adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and bursitis. Dr. Williams is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Williams has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is 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. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Reveille is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reveille has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Agarwal trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for his residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 an adult rheumatology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Assassi accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma, Ankylosing Spondylitis

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

Dr. Joseph Spindler practices adult rheumatology in Houston, TX. Dr. Spindler's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine and Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Spindler is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Spindler welcomes 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. Sheila Maryanne Albuquerque, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10701 Vintage Preserve Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheila Albuquerque is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Albuquerque is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of St. John's Medical College. She trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency.

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

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

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

Dr. Richard Rubin works as a rheumatologist. Dr. Rubin attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include raynaud's, lupus, and lyme disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 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. Rubin accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His 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 an allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology specialist. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. Dr. Alim is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Alim include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting 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. Jovan M Popovich, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6560 Fannin Street; Scurlock Tower, Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jovan Popovich practices adult rheumatology in Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Popovich include rheumatoid arthritis. He 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, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Popovich is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suong Tran works as a rheumatologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Tran takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from 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, who practices in Houston, TX, Klein, TX, and Spring, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Khalaf's areas of expertise include knee problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khalaf's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at 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)

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

Dr. Javier Berrios is a rheumatologist. His areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Berrios honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Berrios is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases

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

Dr. Ramona Mihu is an adult rheumatology specialist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Her areas of expertise consist of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Patients rated Dr. Mihu highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mihu has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. Rosa Tang works as a neurologist and ophthalmologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Tang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tang is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Tang is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Patients gave Dr. Wolf an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: ultraviolet (UV) light therapy, academic dermatology, and rosacea. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He takes 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. Dr. Wolf attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Wolf completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Norman Rappaport is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Rappaport is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rappaport honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Rappaport attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Abington Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Rappaport's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Scleroderma, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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.