We found 20 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Coventry Health Care Plans near Houston, TX.

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Dr Richard Alan Rubin MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 4.65 stars out of 5 (313 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Richard Rubin, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: raynaud's, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubin accepts. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rubin's professional affiliations include CHI St. Luke's Health and Houston Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Raynaud's

Ramona Mihu MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (74 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Ramona Mihu is an adult rheumatology specialist. Her clinical interests include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mihu's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Mihu is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis

Jovan Popovich MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 4.78 stars out of 5 (253 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Jovan Popovich is an adult rheumatology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Popovich's clinical interests encompass rheumatoid arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Popovich accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Rheumatoid Arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Occupational Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Venessa Holland is an adult critical care specialist, adult pulmonologist, and occupational medicine specialist. Dr. Holland's areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and preventive care. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Holland welcomes new patients. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Holland trained at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Preventi ... (Read more)

Dr Rafiq Qasam Ali DC MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Chiropractic
Average rating 4.89 stars out of 5 (332 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Rafiq Ali is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in family medicine and chiropractic. Dr. Ali's areas of expertise include the following: warts, thyroid problems, and depression. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Rheumatoid Arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Sports Health, Gyn ... (Read more)

Mrs Jenny MeiJu Lai MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (188 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Jenny Lai is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lai include general neurology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. Dr. Lai accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lai is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Multiple Sclerosis

All Interests: Aneurysm, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Brain Injury, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Multiple Sclerosis ... (Read more)

Robert Glenn Smith MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
Average rating 4.79 stars out of 5 (152 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. R. Smith is a medical specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include bell's palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Smith trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, Muscular Dystrophy, Electromyography, Multip ... (Read more)

David Barry Rosenfield MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
Average rating 4.46 stars out of 5 (66 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. David Rosenfield is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Rosenfield studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenfield include concussion, multiple sclerosis (MS), and musculoskeletal pain. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenfield honors. Dr. Rosenfield has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rosenfield is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Shoulder Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Memory Los ... (Read more)

Dr Rony Ninan MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
Average rating 4.85 stars out of 5 (81 ratings)
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1014
Houston, TX

Dr. Rony Ninan's medical specialty is neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Ninan include tremors, guillain-barre syndrome, and seizures. Dr. Ninan is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ninan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Guillain-Barre Syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Neuropathy, Tremors, Epilepsy, Memory Loss, Headache, Electromyography, Car ... (Read more)

Julia Leigh Jones MD
Specializes in Neurology
Average rating 4.61 stars out of 5 (40 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Julia Jones works as a neurologist in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: general neurology, bell's palsy, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Jones is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones accepts. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Jones trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Jones is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Multiple Sclerosis

All Interests: Neck Pain, Facial Problems, Aneurysm, Neuropathy, Epilepsy, Memory Loss, Back Pain, Headache, Mening ... (Read more)

Terry A Clyburn PA MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.79 stars out of 5 (209 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Terry Clyburn is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clyburn is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Clyburn attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Clyburn has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Rheumatoid Arthritis

All Interests: Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Arthritis Surgery, H ... (Read more)

Ericka Simpson MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
Average rating 4.97 stars out of 5 (248 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Ericka Simpson is a specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She works in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Simpson's clinical interests include myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and guillain-barre syndrome. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Simpson attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Myasthenia Gravis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Muscular Dystrophy, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Polymyos ... (Read more)

Mohammad Al Baeer MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
Average rating 4.56 stars out of 5 (203 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Mohammad Al Baeer's specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Al Baeer graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, bell's palsy, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Al Baeer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Multiple Sclerosis

All Interests: Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Epilepsy, Back Pain, Alzheimer's Disease, Headache, Botulinum Toxin Injection ... (Read more)

Dr David P Huston MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. David Huston sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Huston's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Lupus

All Interests: Arthritis, Sinusitis, Lupus, Asthma, Vasculitis, Angioedema, Hay Fever

Dr Tilottama Majumdar MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.72 stars out of 5 (90 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Tilottama Majumdar works as an adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Her areas of clinical interest consist of lung biopsy, lung surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Majumdar is rated highly by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Majumdar welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Scleroderma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Scleroderma, Sleep Apnea, Lung Surgery

Dr Lawrence H Nguyen MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Average rating 4.91 stars out of 5 (248 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Lawrence Nguyen is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). The average patient rating for Dr. Nguyen is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include knee problems, myasthenia gravis, and polymyositis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Chron ... (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:
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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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