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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Temple, TX. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Clark has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Clark is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

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

Dr. Aabu Alex Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Aabu Thomas specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Temple, TX. Dr. Thomas's clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Thomas (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Shparago graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Tripler Army Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Shparago is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , 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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baethge include systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baethge 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2005-2007, 2011-2015; and Alpha Omega Alpha, elected faculty member. Dr. Baethge speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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

Dr. Wendy Czerwinski, who practices in Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Czerwinski attended medical school at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Czerwinski's distinctions 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. She speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in San Marcos, TX, Temple, TX, and Round Rock, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare and Central Texas Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barad attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Barad trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Barad 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.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Jonathan H Tsai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1815 S. 31st Street; Scott & White Clinic - Temple Pavilion
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Tsai specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Temple, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Tsai performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

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

Dr. Timothy Pfanner, who practices in Temple, TX, Killeen, TX, and Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pfanner include: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors Award, 2011-2012; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2009-2015. He is professionally 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. Arpita Vikrambhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Arpita Patel is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include multiple sclerosis (MS). She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and performed her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

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). These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal cancer and endocrine surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Lairmore accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Lairmore has received distinctions including 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. Jeffrey Jasper Tramonte, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tramonte practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Tramonte average 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tramonte 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 specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). She attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Fiala include rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. Dr. Fiala accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Fiala's distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars; Chief Dermatology Resident, Texas Tech, 2006-2007; and Helen Salyer Anderson Award, Outstanding Graduating Senior for Academic Achievement. She is affiliated with Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) and Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Lindsey Dailey Hicks, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Lindsey Hicks' area of specialization is dermatopathology. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Hicks takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. She has received distinctions including 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.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Psoriasis, Botox Injection, Juvederm, Acne, Laser Surgery, Rashes, Melanoma

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

Dr. Paul Friedman practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for his residency. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Friedman is 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. Sally J Borucki, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Sally Borucki sees patients in Tyler, TX and Temple, TX. Her medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Borucki include general neurology, peripheral neuropathy, and cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Borucki accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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 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. Harry J Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Harry Thomas is a gastroenterologist in Temple, TX. He attended Oxford University Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer ... (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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