We found 13 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept First Health POS near Houston, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suong Tran, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. These areas are among Dr. Tran's clinical interests: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Polymyositis, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph S Spindler, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Spindler is an adult rheumatology specialist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include paget's disease, lupus, and polymyositis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Spindler attended medical school at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Spindler a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Spindler's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lower Back Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. John E Wolf Jr., MA, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Wolf works as a dermatologist in Houston, TX. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of ultraviolet (UV) light therapy, rosacea, and psoriasis. Dr. Wolf's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolf accepts. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Wolf attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Wolf is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Rosacea, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Tropical Skin Diseases, Psoriasis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosa A Tang, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
4901 Calhoun Road; Uei-4901 Calhoun Building 505
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tang include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. The average patient rating for Dr. Tang is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, Dr. Tang completed her residency training at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Pituitary Surgery, Myasthenia ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman H Rappaport, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1812
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Norman Rappaport is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and breast augmentation. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rappaport honors. Dr. Rappaport's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rappaport is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Randolph Warren Evans, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1200 Binz, Suite 1370; Plaza Medical Center
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Randolph Evans' specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Evans include back pain, multiple sclerosis (MS), and neck pain. Patients gave Dr. Evans an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Evans is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Evans is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Electroencephalography, Back Pain, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bernardino Flores Abaya, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bernardino Abaya is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abaya include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Abaya honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Abaya (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Abaya is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Physical Exams, Lupus, High Cholesterol, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Ching-Chiang Allen Chu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Neuromuscular Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. C. Chu's specialties are neuromuscular medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Chu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, tremors, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Chu attended medical school at Kaohsiung Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Chu completed residency programs at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). The average patient rating for Dr. Chu is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chu takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
1740 W 27th Street; #206
Houston, TX
 

Dr. .Jeffrey Gaitz works as a neurologist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and epilepsy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gaitz takes. Dr. Gaitz attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gaitz completed a residency program at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Muscle Diseases, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Yadollah Harati, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yadollah Harati's specialties are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and guillain-barre syndrome. Dr. Harati's professional affiliations include Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center and Houston Methodist. Dr. Harati takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Harati has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Dermatomyositis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Myasthenia Gravis, Physical ... (Read more)

Dr. Agha Sahir Saleem, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1919 North Loop West Suite; 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. A. Saleem's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Saleem accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Saleem's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Jose Olivero Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2206
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juan Olivero is a nephrologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Olivero graduated from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Bush sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bush honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Bush attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Gynecologic Procedures, Bursitis, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive ... (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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