We found 15 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 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 professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Clark graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Tripler Army Medical Center's residency program. His clinical interests include uveitis, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. On average, patients gave Dr. Shparago a rating of 5.0 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. Dr. Shparago is 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 rheumatology specialist in Texas City, TX and Temple, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Baethge include systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The average patient rating for Dr. Baethge is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency 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 is conversant in Spanish. He is 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 works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Temple, TX. She 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. She studied medicine at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Czerwinski trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. She has received distinctions including 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 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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Barad has received include 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 professional 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, who practices in Round Rock, TX and Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in dermatopathology. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hicks's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and 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. She has received the following distinctions: 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. She 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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Temple, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Tsai honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Tramonte is a neurologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Tramonte a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Fiala's areas of expertise include rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fiala include: Texas Rising Stars; Chief Dermatology Resident, Texas Tech, 2006-2007; and Helen Salyer Anderson Award, Outstanding Graduating Senior for Academic Achievement. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Terry C Lairmore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Terry Lairmore is a Temple, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of clinical interest consist of 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. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Valedictorian and Founder's Medal, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Vanderbilt Third Year Surgery Clerkship Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Lairmore is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 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. Before performing his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Dr. Pfanner attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He 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, Enteroscopy, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sally Borucki practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Borucki include general neurology, peripheral neuropathy, and cerebrovascular disease. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Borucki completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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 works as a rehabilitation physician in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Friedman performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman honors. 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. Jonathan R Ramprasad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Ramprasad is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Temple, TX, College Station, TX, and Round Rock, TX. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramprasad has received the following distinction: 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)

Dr. Harry J Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Harry Thomas' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He graduated from Oxford University Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Thomas completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO.

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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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