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We found 11 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. Dr. McDonough's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDonough accepts. She attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Distinctions awarded to Dr. McDonough include: Texas Rising Stars; Distinguished Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology; and Gene Ball, M.D. Award - Lowe Conference. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 practices adult rheumatology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Morehouse School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Chou speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Aspiration, Vasculitis

Dr. Jeffrey Jasper Tramonte, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
300 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tramonte practices neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Tramonte is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tramonte attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Rising Stars; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tramonte is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Round Rock, TX and Taylor, TX. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Miller completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Miller has received the following distinctions: General Excellence in Pediatrics Award; Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation of the American MedicalWomen's Association; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Ronald George Tee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
425 University Boulevard; Suite 245
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Ronald Tee, who practices in Round Rock, TX and Taylor, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology. Dr. Tee's areas of expertise consist of academic dermatology, phototherapy (light therapy), and psoriasis. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tee obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Tee (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Dutch.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, Phototherapy

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

Dr. Ashis Barad is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Barad's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Barad's distinctions include: Vice Chair, Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section; Most Outstanding First-Year Resident; and President, Residency Association. Dr. Barad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scott & White Healthcare and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Edward Lewis Lain, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
302 N Heatherwilde Boulevard; Suite 200
Pflugerville, TX
 

Dr. Edward Lain practices pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Dr. Lain's areas of expertise consist of psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. The average patient rating for Dr. Lain is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Lain attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Lain is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Lindsey Dailey Hicks, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
425 University Boulevard; Suite 245
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Lindsey Hicks is a dermatopathology and surgical dermatology specialist. Dr. Hicks is conversant in Medical Spanish. Her areas of expertise include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, she completed her residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Hicks honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship; and Holman Taylor Dermatology Scholarship.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Contact Dermatitis, Juvederm, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Julie Lynn Fridlington, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1760 Round Rock Avenue
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Julie Fridlington's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Dr. Fridlington's areas of expertise include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fridlington takes. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Fridlington is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Christopher Grant Staples, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Surgical Dermatology
425 University Boulevard; Office
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Staples specializes in surgical dermatology and practices in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of hair problems, psoriasis, and skin cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Staples attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chief Resident, Dermatology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Skin Issues, Hair Loss

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

Dr. Jonathan Ramprasad, who practices in Temple, TX, College Station, TX, and Round Rock, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ramprasad honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the distinction of 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.