We found 17 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 an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Hernandez's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Hernandez include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Hernandez 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.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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). He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Popeney include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Popeney is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Ghanshyam Patel's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include contact dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 4.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Patel attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eyelid Problems, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX, Lack Jackson, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. She graduated from Medical University of Lublin. These areas are among Dr. Baranowska-Daca's clinical interests: 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. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is conversant in Polish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She is accepting 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 is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Houston, TX. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fleming include spinal cord injuries, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Fleming is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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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 medical specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sahai include renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sahai takes. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Brown is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown graduated from 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. Hugh Michael Ogburn, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 1052
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hugh Ogburn's medical specialty is adult nephrology. He has a special interest in diabetes, lupus, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Ogburn honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Ogburn has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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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 is an adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include the following: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Dr. Shah performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Herbert Edmundson practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Edmundson is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Edmundson include spinal cord injuries, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. Dr. Edmundson accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Edmundson attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Edmundson 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. Steven Michael Croft, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 540
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Croft works as a neurologist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Croft attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. His areas of expertise include back pain, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Croft's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Priti Jadav is a general internist and adolescent medicine specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. Dr. Jadav is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jadav honors. She graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Jadav is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus

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

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

Dr. Kay Lee works as a family medicine physician. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Preventive Care

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

Dr. George Bakatsas works as a podiatrist in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, arthroscopic surgery, and osteomyelitis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Bakatsas trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital for residency. Dr. Bakatsas is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He 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. Nelson A Berrios, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nelson Berrios is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Berrios's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord injuries, pain management, and stroke. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berrios takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
6218 Hwy 6; Suite B
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Asha Kohli specializes in general practice and family medicine and practices in Missouri City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kohli attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Kohli is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (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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