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We found 32 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 works as a rheumatologist in Sugar Land, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hernandez's areas of expertise include the following: lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hernandez attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

Dr. William Hicks Iii Hadnott III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7789 Southwest Freeway; Suite 540
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Hadnott is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Hadnott's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Hadnott is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sherry N Novick-Ingraham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sherry Novick-Ingraham sees patients in Sugar Land, TX, Katy, TX, and Pearland, TX. Her medical specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. These areas are among Dr. Novick-Ingraham's clinical interests: psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and skin of color. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Novick-Ingraham's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She 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.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, Tropical Skin Diseases

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

Dr. Charles Popeney practices pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Popeney attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Popeney include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. Patient ratings for Dr. Popeney average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Popeney takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to 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)

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ghanshyam Patel, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Pearland, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: contact dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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. Iris Sandra Polinger-Hyman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
4915 S Main Street; Suite 104
Stafford, TX
 

Dr. Iris Polinger specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology and practices in Stafford, TX and Sugar Land, TX. She studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Polinger trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Polinger include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Polinger speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon Karl Stern, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
7500 Beechnut Street; Suite 350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jon Stern's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Stern trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. Patients rated Dr. Stern highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stern speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Acne, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Braulio Antonio Alvarez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
9031 Quebec Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Braulio Alvarez's medical specialty is general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Alvarez's areas of expertise include scoliosis, sinusitis (sinus infection), and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Alvarez is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Scoliosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Herbert Edmundson's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include spinal cord injuries, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. Dr. Edmundson honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Edmundson's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Edmundson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Hypertension, Electroencephalography, Movement Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (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. Dr. Baranowska-Daca's clinical interests include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Medical University of Lublin. She speaks Polish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Baranowska-Daca welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. David William Powell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 416
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. David Powell practices pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology in Sugar Land, TX. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Powell is especially interested in nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of Color

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

Dr. William Fleming sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fleming's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord injuries, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fleming honors. Dr. Fleming is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sahai include renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Sahai is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Pankaj Shah is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include the following: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Shah attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX. His medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Dr. Dao's areas of clinical interest consist of academic dermatology, psoriasis, and skin cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dao takes. Dr. Dao (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Skin Issues, Melanoma, Moles, Psoriasis, ... (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.