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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 is an adult rheumatology specialist in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Hernandez's clinical interests: lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Hernandez is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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: , 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Sugar Land, TX and Pearland, TX. Dr. Patel attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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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 practices pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Sugar Land, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Popeney's areas of expertise include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Popeney attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. 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's specialty is adult nephrology. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. These areas are among her clinical interests: kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Baranowska-Daca's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 works as a neurologist. Dr. Fleming attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord injuries, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fleming is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 nephrologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 honors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sahai's 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. 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). Dr. Edmundson's areas of expertise include spinal cord injuries, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. The average patient rating for Dr. Edmundson is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He is professionally 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. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
4855 Riverstone Boulevard; #103
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Brown's clinical interests include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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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 works as a nephrologist in Houston, TX and Wharton, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, lupus, and general care. Dr. Ogburn is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College.

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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 specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). 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. Dr. Dao is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. 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's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Croft's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is an internist and adolescent medicine specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Jadav include menopause, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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. Dr. Jadav welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at Medical College Baroda.

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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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) in Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Bakatsas include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and osteomyelitis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Bakatsas completed a residency program at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices family medicine. Dr. Lee's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. 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 practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Berrios at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord injuries, pain management, and stroke. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center, Dr. Berrios attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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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.