We found 20 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Saba Waqar Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Building 3, Suite 530
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saba Khan practices adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, she performed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include polymyositis, lupus, and back pain. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jesus Edward Hernandez Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 515
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. J. Hernandez is an adult rheumatology specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Hernandez is 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis, Ultrasound

Dr. Angela M McCain, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Angela McCain works as a rheumatologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. McCain's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. McCain studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. McCain is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus, Raynaud's, Polymyositis

Dr. Susan A Mathew, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Susan Mathew's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, and lupus. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Mathew attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Mathew honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus, Polymyositis, Osteoporosis

Dr. Charles Arthur Iii Popeney III, MD, DO
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Charles Popeney is a specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Popeney attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Popeney has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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)

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Hwy 6 South; #190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ghanshyam Patel specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Sugar Land, TX and Pearland, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include contact dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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. Patel attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eyelid Problems, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca practices adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Baranowska-Daca studied medicine at Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is conversant in Polish. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Lupus, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Lee McKowen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert McKowen practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Dr. McKowen is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Before performing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. McKowen attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. McKowen has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Sarcoidosis, Sclerotherapy, Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samir Kumar Sahai, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Samir Sahai's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Dr. Sahai's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Sahai completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Brown takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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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. Irfan Lalani, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Neurology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Irfan Lalani, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lalani's clinical interests include general neurology, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and multiple sclerosis (MS). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Lalani is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pankaj K Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Shah is an adult pulmonologist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Shah's clinical interests: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Eddie Lee Patton Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 600
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eddie Patton specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Patton is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: tremors, dystonia, and myasthenia gravis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patton honors. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Patton is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Cervical Dysplasia, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hanh Hoang Truong, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16651 Southwest Freeway; #340
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Hanh Truong is an internist. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, depression, and moles. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Truong honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Truong has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Priti Jadav specializes in general internal medicine and adolescent medicine. Dr. Jadav is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. She is professionally 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 takes. Dr. Jadav is accepting new patients. She graduated from 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)

Dr. Amitabh Yashvant Shukla, MD
Specializes in Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amitabh Shukla works as a neurologist and electrodiagnostic medicine specialist in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include myasthenia gravis, acoustic neuroma, and polymyositis. Dr. Shukla is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Shukla accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Sarcoidosis, Erectile Dysfunction, Brain ... (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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