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We found 5 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Sunnyvale, TX.

Dr. Lisa Anne Garner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
3310 Broadway Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Garner sees patients in Garland, TX and Dallas, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric dermatology. These areas are among Dr. Garner's clinical interests: phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and port-wine stains. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garner is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; Presidential Citation American Academy of Dermatology; and President Texas Dermatological Society. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Children's Health (Texas), and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Skin Issues, Hair ... (Read more)

Dr. Suresh Kumar Margassery, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
231 South Collins
Sunnyvale, TX
 

Dr. Suresh Margassery's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His education and training includes medical school at Madras Medical College and Thanjavur Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In Dr. Margassery's practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney problems, and autoimmune disorders. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Margassery speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Malayalam. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Hypertension, Immune Disorders, Autoimmune Disorders, Kidney Problems

Dr. Robert Kang Kwon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
231 South Collins
Sunnyvale, TX
 

Dr. Robert Kwon is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, hand surgery procedures, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Kwon's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Kwon completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Nerve Surgery, Hand Problems, Hand Surgery ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
231 South Collins
Sunnyvale, TX
 

Dr. Amir Torabi's areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Torabi studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Torabi speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Sleep Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Neuropathy, Dementia, Stroke, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1324 N Galloway Avenue
Mesquite, TX
 

Dr. Tang Le is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. Le takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, ... (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.