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We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 500 near Live Oak, TX.

Dr. Daniel Anthony Carrasco, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
14101 W Highway; 290 Suite 500a
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Carrasco is a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and surgical dermatologist in Austin, TX and Dripping Springs, TX. Dr. Carrasco attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carrasco include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carrasco speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
7832 Pat Booker Road
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. William Parsons is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and Live Oak, TX. Dr. Parsons is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Parsons include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and hair problems. Before performing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Parsons attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Parsons has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
7832 Pat Booker Road
Live Oak, TX
 

Dr. Mobolaji Opeola specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology and practices in San Antonio, TX, Live Oak, TX, and Plano, TX. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Clinical interests for Dr. Opeola include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Opeola takes.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
7832 Pat Booker Road
Live Oak, TX
 

Dr. Alfred Hockley is a pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology specialist. Dr. Hockley studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hockley include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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Dr. Jean-Denis J. D. Boucher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
12602 Toepperwein Road; Suite 118
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher practices pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Boucher include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Boucher takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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Dr. Thushan Narendra Desilva, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
12602 Toepperwein Road; Suite 114
Live Oak, TX
 

Dr. Thushan Desilva's specialty is surgical dermatology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in psoriasis and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. Desilva takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

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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.