We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Viant near Cypress, TX.

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Dr. Gabriela Nicola, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
25282 Northwest Freeway; Suite 200
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Gabriela Nicola works as a general internist and adult rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Nicola include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and preventive care. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nicola is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Raynaud's, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Keith Tyring, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
20320 Northwest Freeway; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Tyring's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). His areas of expertise include the following: psoriasis and viral infection. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Tyring takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for his residency. Dr. Tyring has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tyring (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Viral Infection, Psoriasis, Infections

Dr. Nicholas A Fiore II, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 230
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Fiore's specialties are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include hand surgery procedures, rheumatoid arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Fiore is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Fiore has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Fiore's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fractures, Hand Surgery Procedures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Judith Eve Rubin
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 240
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Judith Rubin specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Rubin's clinical interests: warts, minor surgery, and moles. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rubin's residency was performed at Northlake Community Hospital. Dr. Rubin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Rubin is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Redentor Antonio Roy, MD
Specializes in Nephrology, Other
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 410
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Redentor Roy is a physician who specializes in nephrology (kidney disease). These areas are among Dr. Roy's clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Roy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Lupus, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thuan Khac Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Thuan Nguyen practices general internal medicine in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Nguyen average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include diabetes, warts, and geriatric health. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nguyen is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Warts, Bursitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Lupus, Asthma, Vasculitis, Moles, Geriatric ... (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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