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We found 25 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Saba Khan's specialty is adult rheumatology. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include polymyositis, lupus, and back pain. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan is open to new patients. She graduated from Sindh Medical College. She trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency.

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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 a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Sugar Land, TX. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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's specialty is adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. McCain has indicated that her clinical interests include raynaud's, bursitis, and lupus. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McCain has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Mathew is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Mathew trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mathew's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

Dr. Sherry N Novick-Ingraham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sherry Novick-Ingraham is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Novick-Ingraham's clinical interests include psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and skin of color. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Novick-Ingraham honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, Tropical Skin Diseases

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

Dr. Charles Popeney is a medical specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Popeney is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Popeney is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Popeney's practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Ghanshyam Patel is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Patel attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Iris Sandra Polinger-Hyman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
1415 Hwy 6 South; Building C-400
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Iris Polinger is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Polinger's clinical interests: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Mike Nanyong Yuan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurophysiology, Neurology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mike Yuan works as a pain doctor, neurophysiologist, and neurologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yuan include depression, myasthenia gravis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Yuan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Yuan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Yuan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Herbert Paine Edmundson Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Herbert Edmundson specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord injuries, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. Dr. Edmundson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Edmundson is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Hypertension, Electroencephalography, Movement Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca is a nephrologist. She studied medicine at Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Polish. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. David William Powell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 425
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. David Powell works as a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist in Sugar Land, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Powell include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. He 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. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Eddie Lee Patton Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 600
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eddie Patton's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Patton average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Patton include tremors, dystonia, and myasthenia gravis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Patton is open to new patients. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Patton has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. McKowen include mitral valve prolapse, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McKowen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McKowen trained at Allegheny General Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

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

Dr. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Brown is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Brown is professionally 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. Pankaj K Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Shah, who practices in Richmond, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Sleep ... (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.