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We found 18 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Missouri City, TX.

Dr. Jesus Edward Hernandez Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
2225 Williams Trace Boulevard; Suite 110
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. J. Hernandez is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. These areas are among Dr. Hernandez's clinical interests: lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hernandez is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis, Ultrasound

Dr. Ghanshyam M Patel, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ghanshyam Patel's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include contact dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Patel has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Arthur Iii Popeney III, MD, DO
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
2655 Cordes Drive; Suite 110
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Charles Popeney's specialties are pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Popeney's clinical interests include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Popeney completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Popeney's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Myasthenia Gravis, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Tremors, Epilepsy, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 1052
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca works as a nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Baranowska-Daca include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baranowska-Daca accepts. She attended medical school at Medical University of Lublin. She speaks Polish. Dr. Baranowska-Daca's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Lupus, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Henry Iii Fleming III, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Fleming practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Fleming's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord injuries, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Fleming's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Hypertension, Electroencephalography, Movement Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samir Kumar Sahai, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7500 Beechnut; Suite 262
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Samir Sahai specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sahai include renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sahai attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Sahai completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Vasculitis, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
4855 Riverstone Boulevard; #103
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He practices in Missouri City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Brown is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus, Guillain-Barre syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, ... (Read more)

Dr. Herbert Paine Edmundson Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Herbert Edmundson's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord injuries, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. The average patient rating for Dr. Edmundson is 3.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edmundson honors. Dr. Edmundson is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Hypertension, Electroencephalography, Movement Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hugh Michael Ogburn, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 1052
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hugh Ogburn's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, lupus, and general care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Ogburn attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Ogburn is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Diabetes, Lupus, General Care

Dr. Pankaj K Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8200 Wednesbury Lane; Suite 300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Shah practices adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Shah obtained his medical school training at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry Dao Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2818 Lake Villa Drive
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Harry Dao's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Dao (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Moles, Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Skin Infection, Rosacea, Acne, Melanoma

Dr. Steven Michael Croft, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 540
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Croft sees patients in Houston, TX and Bay City, TX. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Croft accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Croft's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy, Back Pain, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Priti Suresh Jadav, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Priti Jadav practices general internal medicine and adolescent medicine in Sugar Land, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Jadav is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jadav's clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Jadav graduated from Medical College Baroda. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Musculoskeletal Pain, Incontinence, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

George Chris Bakatsas
Specializes in Podiatry
15200 Southwest Frwy.; Suite 375
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Bakatsas specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, arthroscopic surgery, and osteomyelitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bakatsas takes. Dr. Bakatsas trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Bakatsas has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Morton's Neuroma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kay Lynn Lee, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8200 Wednesbury; Suite 495
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kay Lee's medical specialty is family medicine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Lee accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Preventive Care

Dr. Nelson A Berrios, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nelson Berrios is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include spinal cord injuries, pain management, and stroke. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Berrios takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Letterman Army Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Hypertension, Electroencephalography, Movement ... (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.