We found 10 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Mckinney, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5236 W. University Drive; Suite 3300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Rajesh Putcha is an adult gastroenterologist in McKinney, TX and Allen, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. Dr. Putcha is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Putcha accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Bharathy Sundaram, who practices in Sherman, TX, McKinney, TX, and Denison, TX, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among Dr. Sundaram's clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS) and spasticity. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College and St. Louis University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Patient ratings for Dr. Sundaram average 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chittajallu's clinical interests include colon polypectomy, hepatitis C, and gallbladder 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 attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. Dr. Chittajallu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5236 W University Drive; Suite 3300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Gabriel Rendon is a McKinney, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rendon include colon cancer, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Rendon attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rendon is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Richey practices surgical dermatology in McKinney, TX and Prosper, TX. Dr. Richey's clinical interests include warts, allergic contact dermatitis, and moles. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Dermatology Specialists. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at POH Regional Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Richey speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Dermabrasion, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Herpes, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Skin Infection, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Easwar Sundaram's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Sundaram is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. Dr. Sundaram's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Sundaram is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Madras Medical College and the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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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 practices family medicine in McKinney, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. Dr. Overn is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Overn studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training 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. Clyde Aulgin Collins, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2200
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Clyde Collins is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. Dr. Collins honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. 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, Colitis, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Heather Bass specializes in family medicine. She is rated 1.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bass include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Dr. Bass is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Bass's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

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

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

Dr. Steven Strength is a general internist in McKinney, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Strength include cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Strength graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Strength is 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)

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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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