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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Sabeen Najam works as an adult rheumatologist. These areas are among Dr. Najam's clinical interests: knee problems, paget's disease, and lupus. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. She graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. On average, patients gave Dr. Najam a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Najam's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Athari, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4201 Garth Road; Suite #210
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammed Athari, who practices in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among Dr. Athari's clinical interests: facial problems, behavioral disorders, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Iran University of Medical Sciences. He trained at Kings County Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Athari (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Facial Problems, Behavioral Disorders, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ruby J Parveen, MD
Specializes in Neurology, Sleep Medicine
4201 Garth Road; Suite 208
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Ruby Parveen practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine in Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Parveen include back pain, sleep disorders, and bell's palsy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Parveen at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parveen accepts. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Parveen is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Movement Disorders, Stroke, Epilepsy, Memory Loss, Back ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
2802 Garth Road; Suite 109
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed sees patients in Baytown, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. Dr. Syed has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Syed is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
4002 Garth Road; Suite 150
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Fariborz Nazari-Adli specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nazari-Adli attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Nazari-Adli is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Lower ... (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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