We found 30 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Fort Worth, TX.

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Jesse E. Smith MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
average rating 4.85 stars (27 ratings)
923 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Smith is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Smith include: Top 10 MD; Fort Worth Top Doc; and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Fort Worth. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Thyroid Fine Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Ioannis Alexander Avramis M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Spine Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1650 W Magnolia Avenue; Suite 210
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ioannis Avramis' specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery. He practices in Plano, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and McKinney, TX. Dr. Avramis attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). His areas of expertise include lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. Dr. Avramis accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Children's Health (Texas).

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Relevant Interests: , ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Houston Shelton M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 1.75 stars (1 rating)
900 W Magnolia Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Shelton is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Shelton's clinical interests include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and diverticular disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Shelton is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Enteroscopy, Flexible ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 3 stars (4 ratings)
1250 Eighth Avenue; Suite 135
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jeremy Watkins' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Watkins include enlarged turbinates, deviated septum, and headache. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Watkins trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Larynx ... (Read more)

Cary Layne Burton M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Cary Burton's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), eyelid surgery, and trichiasis (misdirected eyelash). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Burton honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Burton speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Trichiasis, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, Headache, Conjunctivitis, Eye ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
average rating 1.25 stars (1 rating)
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 610
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Dinesh Bhambhvani is a neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, migraine, and sleep apnea. Dr. Bhambhvani is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Azle, and Texas Health Cleburne. He attended L.T. Municipal Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Bhambhvani is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Brain Problems, Lower Back Pain, Migraine, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 5th Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Niacaris is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX and Arlington, TX. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: steroid injections, knee surgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Niacaris's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Niacaris takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Wrist Replacement, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Daniel Edward Bruhl M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Bruhl practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Bruhl's clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), eyelid surgery, and glaucoma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Bruhl attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Resources.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Trichiasis, Dry Eyes, Headache, Conjunctivitis, Glaucoma, Eye Infection, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ted Margo specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Margo include conjunctivitis (pink eye), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He 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. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Trichiasis, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, Headache, Conjunctivitis, Cataract Surgery, ... (Read more)

Abdul Hafeez MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
950 West Magnolia
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Abdul Hafeez is an adult nephrologist. His areas of expertise include the following: vitamin D deficiency, polycystic kidney disease, and nephrotic syndrome. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hafeez honors. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Erie County Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hafeez (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Hafeez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical City Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Edema, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robert Warren's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Warren include conjunctivitis (pink eye), LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Warren's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Trichiasis, Dry Eyes, Headache, Conjunctivitis, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Sreekumaran Nair M.D.
Specializes in Other, Neurology
average rating 3.62 stars (2 ratings)
915 S Main Street; Suite A
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Sreekumaran Nair is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Nair include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Nair takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Malayalam. Dr. Nair's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Brain Problems, Lower Back Pain, Migraine, Myasthenia ... (Read more)

Ricardo Cristobal MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
923 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ricardo Cristobal specializes in otology and neurotology. These areas are among his clinical interests: nystagmus, intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), and syncope (fainting). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Navarra School of Medicine, Dr. Cristobal performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Dr. Cristobal is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Neuroendoscopy, Dizziness, Bone Cancer, Bone Problems, Brain Problems, Lower Back Pain, Ear ... (Read more)

Specializes in Dermatology
400 West Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Angela Shedd is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). In Dr. Shedd's practice, she is particularly interested in moles, acne, and biopsy. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is professionally affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Moles, Psoriasis, Eczema, Biopsy, Acne, Skin Issues

Dr. Keith Ward Louden MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
800 8th Avenue; Suite 506
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Keith Louden works as an orthopedist in Fort Worth, TX and Granbury, TX. His areas of expertise include sports health, carpal tunnel syndrome, and hand fracture. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth. Dr. Louden takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Louden is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Knee Pain, Ankle ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 3.58 stars (3 ratings)
508 S Adams; Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Oyeyemi Fabuyi is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Fabuyi has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Fabuyi include syncope (fainting), aortic valve disease, and bronchiectasis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Fabuyi studied medicine at Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences. He trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Dr. Fabuyi welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, ... (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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