We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Garland, TX.

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Dr. Kasturi Inaganti, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Kasturi Inaganti is a Garland, TX physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Inaganti (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Inaganti include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Inaganti is affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association. Dr. Inaganti studied medicine at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad. For Dr. Inaganti's professional training, Dr. Inaganti completed a residency program at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Patient ratings for Dr. Inaganti average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Inaganti accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex Limanni, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2929 North Central Expwy; Suite 225
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Alex Limanni works as an adult rheumatologist in Dallas, TX and Richardson, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Limanni include rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Limanni is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Arthritis Centers of Texas.

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

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Spondylolisthesis

Specializes in Neurology
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Amir Torabi specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Torabi completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Torabi include sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Torabi is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Sleep Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Neuropathy, Dementia, Stroke, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hashim Abdul Majeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Hashim Majeed sees patients in Garland, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Majeed's clinical interests: depression, athlete's foot, and wheezing. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Majeed is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Depression, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Bone Spurs, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Kiem Nguyen, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Nguyen specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Garland, TX. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include knee arthritis, depression, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Depression, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sonak B Daulat, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
10216 Garland Road
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sonak Daulat's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Daulat graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Daulat trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include the following: anaphylaxis, contact dermatitis, and drug allergy. Patients gave Dr. Daulat an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daulat honors. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Daulat is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include All Allergy Asthma & Immunology Clinic and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Eczema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Vincent Chan practices adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Japanese.

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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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