We found 18 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders near Temple, TX.

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Dr. Marilyn Kay Clark, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Marilyn Clark practices adult rheumatology. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Clark honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

All Interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Giant ... (Read more)

Dr. Neal Ira Shparago, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Neal Shparago specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Temple, TX. His areas of expertise include uveitis, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shparago is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Shparago is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Gout, Uveitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce A Baethge, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Baethge is an adult rheumatologist in Texas City, TX and Temple, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Baethge's clinical interests include systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Baethge takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Baethge has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2005-2007, 2011-2015; and Alpha Omega Alpha, elected faculty member. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Montu K Parekh, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Montu Parekh practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Parekh is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Parekh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Joint Aspiration, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Lynne Czerwinski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Wendy Czerwinski's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; she sees patients in Temple, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Czerwinski attended the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Czerwinski include: First Annual Jensen Award, Bruner Hand Fellow, Mayo Clinic; Clifford Snyder Award - PSRC, Best resident paper at annual international meeting, McGill University; and Clifford Synder Award - PSRC, Best resident paper at annual international meeting, McGill University. Dr. Czerwinski is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Dupuytren's Contracture, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cosmetic Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashis Vanmali Barad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Ashis Barad's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Barad accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Barad completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Barad has received distinctions including Vice Chair, Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section; Most Outstanding First-Year Resident; and President, Residency Association. Dr. Barad (or staff) speaks 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. Lindsey Dailey Hicks, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Lindsey Hicks works as a dermatopathologist in Round Rock, TX and Temple, TX. Dr. Hicks takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency 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. Her distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship; and Holman Taylor Dermatology Scholarship. In addition to English, she speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Hicks is professionally 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. Jonathan H Tsai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1815 S. 31st Street; Scott & White Clinic - Temple Pavilion
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Tsai is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Tsai is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Tsai attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Ptosis, Trauma

Dr. Arpita Vikrambhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Arpita Patel is a neurologist in Temple, TX. She has indicated that her clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Patel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Patel completed her residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Jeffrey Jasper Tramonte, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tramonte's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tramonte is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tramonte include: Texas Rising Stars; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and Texas Super Doctors. He is 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. Katherine Hutka Fiala, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
409 W Adams Avenue
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Fiala is a Temple, TX physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Her clinical interests include rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. Dr. Fiala is affiliated with Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) and Scott & White Healthcare. She studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars; Chief Dermatology Resident, Texas Tech, 2006-2007; and Helen Salyer Anderson Award, Outstanding Graduating Senior for Academic Achievement.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Acne, Mohs Surgery

Dr. Terry C Lairmore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Terry Lairmore, who practices in Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Lairmore's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal cancer and endocrine surgery. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lairmore's distinctions include: Valedictorian and Founder's Medal, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Vanderbilt Third Year Surgery Clerkship Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Pheochromocytoma, Breast Surgery, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy P Pfanner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2401 S 31st Street; Department of Gastroenterology
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Pfanner is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Pfanner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Dr. Pfanner attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors Award, 2011-2012; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2009-2015. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Enteroscopy, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Sally J Borucki, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Sally Borucki is a neurologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Borucki include general neurology, peripheral neuropathy, and cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Borucki is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Migraine, Dementia, Cerebrovascular Disease, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul A Friedman, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Paul Friedman specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Friedman attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Friedman has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Amputation, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Joint Pain, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan R Ramprasad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Ramprasad's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. For his residency, Dr. Ramprasad trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Ramprasad has received professional recognition including the following: NASPGHAN Neurogastroenterology and Motility Award. He is professionally 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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