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

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Dr. Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Spine Surgery
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2900
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Ioannis Avramis practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery. His areas of expertise include lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. He is affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Children's Health (Texas). Dr. Avramis's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rajesh Putcha practices adult gastroenterology in McKinney, TX and Allen, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Putcha include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Dr. Putcha accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Putcha 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, Colitis, Hepatectomy, Bowel ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bharathy Sundaram works as a neurologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sundaram include multiple sclerosis (MS) and spasticity. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City McKinney (MCM). She is a graduate of Madras Medical College and St. Louis University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for her residency. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sundaram is in-network for 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 sees patients in McKinney, TX and Allen, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include colon polypectomy, hepatitis C, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Chittajallu is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Medical City McKinney (MCM). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Andhra Medical College. Dr. Chittajallu (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Richey's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richey include warts, allergic contact dermatitis, and moles. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at POH Regional Medical Center. Dr. Richey speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Dermatology Specialists.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Gabriel Rendon is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rendon include colon cancer, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rendon graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rendon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rendon's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Easwar Sundaram's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Sundaram attended Madras Medical College and the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Sundaram's areas of expertise include the following: multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Sundaram is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City McKinney (MCM).

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Overn's areas of expertise include cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Overn is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and 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. Heather A Bass, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2730 Virginia Parkway; Suite 200
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Heather Bass specializes in family medicine. Dr. Bass's areas of expertise include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Bass average 1.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Bass completed her residency training 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 physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. Dr. Strength honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He 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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