We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Round Rock, TX.

Dr. Allyson Kristen McDonough, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
425 University Boulevard; Suite 240
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Allyson McDonough's specialties are pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDonough takes. She obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Her distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars; Distinguished Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology; and Gene Ball, M.D. Award - Lowe Conference.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yi-Chun Michelle Chou, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Yi-Chun Chou is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chou's education and training includes medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. In addition to English, Dr. Chou speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Aspiration, Vasculitis

Dr. Lindsey Dailey Hicks, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
425 University Boulevard; Office
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Lindsey Hicks' area of specialization is dermatopathology. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Hicks completed her residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hicks include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship; and Holman Taylor Dermatology Scholarship. She is conversant in Medical Spanish. Dr. Hicks is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Psoriasis, Botox Injection, Juvederm, Acne, Laser Surgery, Rashes, Melanoma

Dr. Ashis Vanmali Barad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Ashis Barad works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in San Marcos, TX, Temple, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Barad (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scott & White Healthcare and Central Texas Medical Center. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Barad has received the following distinctions: Vice Chair, Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section; Most Outstanding First-Year Resident; and President, Residency Association.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Allergies, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Jasper Tramonte, MD
Specializes in Neurology
425 University Boulevard; Mc0193
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tramonte's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tramonte at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tramonte include: Texas Rising Stars; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Electromyography, Radiculopathy, Tilt Table Test, Myasthenia Gravis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alicia Lynn Miller, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Alicia Miller works as a dermatologist. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Miller studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at Mayo Clinic for her residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller accepts. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include General Excellence in Pediatrics Award; Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation of the American MedicalWomen's Association; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Psoriasis, Botox Injection, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Acne, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Ramprasad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Ramprasad specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Temple, TX, College Station, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Ramprasad is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the following distinction: NASPGHAN Neurogastroenterology and Motility Award. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Biliary Disorders, ... (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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