We found 11 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Cigna near Frisco, TX.

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Dr. Renuka Ramarao Basavaraju, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
5350 Independnce Parkway; Suite 100
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Renuka Basavaraju's specialties are adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Her areas of expertise include immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and fibromyalgia. Dr. Basavaraju's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Basavaraju 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. Dr. Basavaraju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Immunotherapy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road #405; Pavillion Ii, Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis' specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Frisco, TX and Plano, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Dennis include meningioma, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dennis takes. Dr. Dennis graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Disc Problems, Diagnostic Evaluation, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Stenosis, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Scott Turner, MD, PhD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road; Suite 404
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Michael Turner is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Turner has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), meningioma, and bone spurs. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Medical City Denton, and Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turner honors. He has an open panel. Dr. Turner graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Turner completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Scoliosis, Brain ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
5375 Coit Road; Suite 130
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Maushmi Sheth, who practices in Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her areas of expertise include nerve conduction studies (NCS), migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheth studied medicine at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Sheth completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. In addition to English, Dr. Sheth (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Allen.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Migraine, Neuropathy, Electroencephalography, Nerve Conduction Studies, Pain, Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jun Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Coit Road; Suite 301 Pavillion One
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Jun Chen is a specialist in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Chen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing her residency at Peking University Health Science Center, Dr. Chen attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Texas Health Plano. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Don Allmon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
5757 Warren Parkway; Suite 180 Building 2
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Allmon is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Dr. Allmon (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Latin. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee arthritis, heel surgery, and wrist fracture. Dr. Allmon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Plano. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Allmon accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory arthritis

All Interests: Heel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Radiculopathy, Bursitis, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Kendall Edward Carll II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4461 Coit Road; Suite 101
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Carll specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Plano, TX, Dallas, TX, and Addison, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Dr. Carll is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Carll is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , ankylosing spondylitis

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

Dr. Robert Eugene Berry, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8501 Wade Boulevard; Suite 270
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Robert Berry is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include meniscus surgery, knee arthritis, and elbow pain. Dr. Berry is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For his residency, Dr. Berry trained at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Berry average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berry accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Elbow ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Patti Huang's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Huang at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Huang include thyroid problems, ruptured eardrum, and snoring. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Huang has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Nosebleeds, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Skin Cancer, Ear Problems, Snoring, Nose Problems, Hearing ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Clyde Collins' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Collins accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rassa Shahidzadeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5575 Warren Parkway; Suite 115
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Rassa Shahidzadeh specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. Dr. Shahidzadeh accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shahidzadeh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Shahidzadeh is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (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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