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We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare EPO near West Lake Hills, TX.

Dr. Soe Myint Aung, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
711 W 38th Street; Building E-1
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Soe Aung is a neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Aung is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Duke University Hospital, Dr. Aung attended medical school at the University of Medicine 1, Yangon and the University of Medicine 2, Yangon. Dr. Aung is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Scott Reichenberg, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
313 East 12th St; Suite 103
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jason Reichenberg specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Reichenberg's areas of expertise include the following: lupus, psoriasis, and eczema. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Reichenberg has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Physicians and Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Eczema, Laser Treatment, Skin Cancer Surgery, Skin Issues, Lupus, Psoriasis, Biopsy

Dr. Dayna Gwinup Diven, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
313 E. 12th Street; Suite 103
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Dayna Diven practices dermatology (skin disorders). Her areas of clinical interest consist of rashes, psoriasis, and skin infection. On average, patients gave Dr. Diven a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Diven completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Diven is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Teaching, Research, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, Rashes, Skin Lesions, Psoriasis

Dr. Richard Dean Tallman, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1250 S Capital of Texas Highway; Bldg 3-100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Richard Tallman is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Austin, TX and West Lake Hills, TX. He is affiliated with North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. He studied medicine at Mayo Medical School. Dr. Tallman's residency was performed at Mayo Clinic and the University Health System. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Tallman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Monthly Super Doctor; Texas Super Doctors; and US News and World Report, Top Doctor. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer

Dr. Jennifer L Vickers, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
313 E. 12th Street; First, Floor, Trinity Professional Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Vickers' area of specialization is dermatopathology. Her clinical interests include cyst, acne, and biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Vickers graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Eczema, Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer Surgery, Skin Issues, Skin Tag Removal, Autoimmune Disorders, ... (Read more)

Maryetta "etta" Dietz, MS
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Neurology
1600 W 38th Street; Suite 308
Austin, TX
 

Ms. Maryetta Dietz works as a neurologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS), and vertigo. Ms. Dietz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Dietz's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Syncope, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fu Lye "martin" Woon, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
1600 West 38th Street; Suite 308, Jefferson Building
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Fu Lye Woon practices psychology and neuropsychology. These areas are among Dr. Woon's clinical interests: seizure disorders, stroke, and movement disorders. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Woon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Malay, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Seizure Disorders, Dementia, Movement Disorders, Stroke, Autoimmune Disorders, Memory Loss

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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.