We found 16 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 near Temple, TX.

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

Dr. Aabu Thomas' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include rheumatoid arthritis. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Thomas accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Dr. Thomas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Malayalam.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

Dr. Marilyn Clark is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Temple, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. 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 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. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Bruce Baethge works as an adult rheumatologist in Texas City, TX and Temple, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Baethge is especially interested in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The average patient rating for Dr. Baethge is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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. Neal Ira Shparago, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Neal Shparago's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: uveitis, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Dr. Shparago has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors 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 North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shparago trained at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Shparago is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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. Wendy Lynne Czerwinski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2401 South 31st Street; Division of Plastic Surgery
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Wendy Czerwinski is a Temple, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Czerwinski accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and performed 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. She is conversant in 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. Jonathan Hong-Soo Tsai, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
1815 S. 31st Street; Scott & White Clinic - Temple Pavilion
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Tsai sees patients in Temple, TX. His medical specialty is neuro-ophthalmology. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Tsai is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Timothy Pfanner is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Temple, TX, Killeen, TX, and Waco, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pfanner studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at Tripler Army Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Pfanner has received distinctions including 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, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Ashis Vanmali Barad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Ashis Barad works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Barad is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Vice Chair, Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section; Most Outstanding First-Year Resident; and President, Residency Association. Dr. Barad (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. He is affiliated with 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. Terry C Lairmore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Terry Lairmore practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Temple, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal cancer and endocrine surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lairmore takes. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Lairmore attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Valedictorian and Founder's Medal, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Vanderbilt Third Year Surgery Clerkship Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Tramonte is a specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Temple, TX and Round Rock, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Tramonte is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Tramonte accepts 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 Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed 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.

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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 MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
409 W Adams Avenue
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Fiala's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Fiala's areas of expertise include the following: rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fiala honors. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Fiala has received distinctions including 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 Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Paul Ace Friedman, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2401 South 31st Street; Department of Pmr
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Paul Friedman is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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: Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Joint Pain, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injuries, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sally Borucki specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Borucki's areas of expertise include the following: general neurology, peripheral neuropathy, and cerebrovascular disease. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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' specialty is adult gastroenterology. He takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Thomas attended Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Scott & White Healthcare. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Lindsey Hicks sees patients in Temple, TX and Round Rock, TX. Her medical specialty is dermatopathology. Dr. Hicks speaks Medical Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She 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. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship; and Holman Taylor Dermatology Scholarship.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Ramprasad is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramprasad honors. Dr. Ramprasad trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Ramprasad has received professional recognition including the following: NASPGHAN Neurogastroenterology and Motility Award.

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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.