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We found 13 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Mckinney, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4510 Medical Center Drive; #318
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Rajesh Putcha is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. Dr. Putcha's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Putcha accepts. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Putcha graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Liver Resection, Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Bharathy E Kalimuthu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2517 West Virginia Parkway; Suite 102
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Bharathy Sundaram is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In Dr. Sundaram's practice, she is particularly interested in multiple sclerosis (MS) and spasticity. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She attended Madras Medical College and St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Sundaram is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Spasticity

Dr. Ravi Shankar Chittajallu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4521 Medical Center Drive; Suite 500
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Chittajallu works as a gastroenterologist in McKinney, TX and Allen, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Chittajallu include colon polypectomy, hepatitis C, and gallbladder problems. 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 studied medicine at Andhra Medical College. Dr. Chittajallu (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Chittajallu has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Intestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mandy Lynn Warthan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
5971 Virginia Parkway; Suite 100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Mandy Warthan's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warthan include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Warthan at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 318
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Gabriel Rendon specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Rendon include colon cancer, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rendon graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Rendon is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Dr. Rendon is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Problems, Gallstones, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1101 Raintree Circle; Suite 250
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Tanya Rodgers' specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodgers include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Rodgers is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Easwar Meenakshi Sundaram Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurology
2517 Virginia Parkway; Suite 102
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Easwar Sundaram is a neurologist. He is especially interested in multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Sundaram studied medicine at Madras Medical College and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Sundaram's medical residency was performed at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Stroke, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Steven Paul Overn, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5252 West University Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Steven Overn's specialty is family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Overn's areas of expertise include cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Overn accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Akron General Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Philip Ralston, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite #303
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. James Ralston specializes in surgical dermatology. His areas of expertise include psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ralston attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In addition to English, Dr. Ralston speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Heather Ann Bass, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2730 Virginia Parkway; Suite 200
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Heather Bass is a family medicine practitioner in McKinney, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bass include atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and heartburn. Dr. Bass is professionally affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at McKinney. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. She is rated 1.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Appendicitis, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Craig Strength, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5236 W University Drive; Suite 2300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Steven Strength specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Strength's clinical interests: cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Appendicitis, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan David Richey, DO
Specializes in Dermatology
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2200
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Richey is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist in McKinney, TX and Prosper, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Richey include warts, allergic contact dermatitis, and moles. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Dermatology Specialists. Dr. Richey honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at POH Regional Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Herpes, Chemical Peels, Skin Infection, Nail Surgery, Viral ... (Read more)

Dr. Clyde Aulgin Collins, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2200
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Clyde Collins is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His areas of expertise include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. Dr. Collins honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (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.