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We found 9 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare near Nassau Bay, TX.

Dr. Rosa Ana Tang, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology, Ophthalmology
505 J Davis; Armistead Building
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang is a neurologist and ophthalmologist. Dr. Tang's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Tang has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Keith Tyring, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Tyring is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). He works in Webster, TX, Houston, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. His clinical interests include academic dermatology, psoriasis, and viral infection. Dr. Tyring has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Tyring's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tyring (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Viral Infection, Skin Issues, Tropical Skin Diseases, Psoriasis, Academic Dermatology, Infections

Dr. Jia-Yen Chi, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
17448 Hwy 3; Suite 200
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Jia-Yen Chi is a specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chi include contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and nail surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Chi trained at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Chi (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake Clinic and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Pasadena Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Skin Issues, Tropical Skin Diseases

Dr. Michael George Wilkerson, MS, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
2785 Gulf Freeway South; #165
League City, TX
 

Dr. Michael Wilkerson's specialty is surgical dermatology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: academic dermatology, nail issues, and phototherapy (light therapy). Dr. Wilkerson is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Wilkerson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Nail Issues, Academic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Terry Williams' medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include warts, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Williams 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. Before performing his residency at Shands at the University of Florida and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Williams attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Sarcoidosis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Skin Biopsy, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdul Ali Abdellatif, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Abdul Abdellatif's specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abdellatif include hypotension (low blood pressure), anemia, and adolescent issues. Dr. Abdellatif 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 graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Abdellatif completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Abdellatif's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Hypotension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cindy Noel Berthelot, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2565 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cindy Berthelot works as a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Berthelot include cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, ... (Read more)

Dr. Narin Apisarnthanarax, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
450 W Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 309
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Narin Apisarnthanarax practices pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Apisarnthanarax's areas of expertise include the following: phototherapy (light therapy), hair problems, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Apisarnthanarax honors. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Akhila Vijayakumar, MD
Specializes in Neurology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Akhila Vijayakumar is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. These areas are among Dr. Vijayakumar's clinical interests: myasthenia gravis, skin biopsy, and guillain-barre syndrome. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Vijayakumar is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Electromyography, Lower Back Pain, Myasthenia Gravis, Carpal Tunnel ... (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.