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We found 5 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Pasadena, TX.

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Dr. Mary Elizabeth Garman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
4419 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Mary Garman is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Garman is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Garman include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garman honors. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Garman is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Carol Magee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
4419 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Wendy Magee is a specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. She is especially interested in nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Magee has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Magee trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Magee speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Ashkan John Ghorbani, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
4419 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Ashkan Ghorbani practices pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Ghorbani's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Ghorbani obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Dr. Manuel Davila, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
4419 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Manuel Davila works as a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. Davila include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Davila honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Dr. Paula Faye Leis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
4419 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Paula Leis is a pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology specialist. Dr. Leis's areas of clinical interest consist of nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leis's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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

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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.