Finding Providers
loading

We found 18 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Sugar Land, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Hernandez is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hernandez attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

Read more

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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: contact dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Patel graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eyelid Problems, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (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 works as a pain doctor and neurologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Popeney include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of 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. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

Read more

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 is a nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Baranowska-Daca include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Baranowska-Daca accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Medical University of Lublin. She speaks Polish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Samir Sahai practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Sahai's clinical interests: renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Sahai attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Sahai is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. William Fleming, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fleming include spinal cord injuries, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Fleming obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Hypertension, Electroencephalography, Movement Disorders, ... (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. The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Brown's clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Brown accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Read more

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

Dr. Hugh Ogburn, who practices in Houston, TX and Wharton, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ogburn include diabetes, lupus, and general care. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ogburn graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

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, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Shah's clinical interests: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He studied medicine at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Shah's training includes a residency program at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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. Dr. Jadav's average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jadav accepts. She graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Jadav is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

Read more

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 works as a podiatrist in Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bakatsas include 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 honors. Dr. Bakatsas trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital for his residency. Dr. Bakatsas is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Herbert Edmundson is a neurologist. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Areas of expertise for Dr. Edmundson include spinal cord injuries, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edmundson accepts. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Steven Croft is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Croft's areas of expertise include back pain, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Croft trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Croft takes.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Harry Dao is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Dao takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Dao (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Kay Lee practices family medicine in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

Read more

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' area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include spinal cord injuries, pain management, and stroke. Dr. Berrios is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and a graduate of Letterman Army Medical Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Berrios is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Podiatry 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.