Finding Providers
loading

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

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4510 Medical Center Drive; #318
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Rajesh Putcha practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Putcha's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His clinical interests include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Dr. Putcha is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Ravi Chittajallu works as a gastroenterologist. He graduated from Andhra Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Chittajallu include colon polypectomy, hepatitis C, and gallbladder problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chittajallu accepts. 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. Dr. Chittajallu is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Bharathy Sundaram is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She graduated from Madras Medical College and St. Louis University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In her practice, Dr. Sundaram focuses on multiple sclerosis (MS) and spasticity. Patient ratings for Dr. Sundaram average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sundaram accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Spasticity

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 318
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Gabriel Rendon is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in McKinney, TX. Dr. Rendon attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Rendon include colon cancer, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Rendon speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Easwar Sundaram is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Sundaram is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sundaram include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at Madras Medical College and the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

Read more

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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. Dr. Overn takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Akron General Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Overn is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

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

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

Dr. Heather Bass works as a family practitioner. She is rated 1.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and heartburn. Dr. Bass is affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at McKinney. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bass attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler for residency.

Read more

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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Strength's areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He 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.

Read more

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 practices dermatology (skin disorders) in McKinney, TX and Prosper, TX. Dr. Richey is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include warts, allergic contact dermatitis, and moles. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Dermatology Specialists. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at POH Regional Medical Center. Dr. Richey is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

Read more

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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in McKinney, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.