We found 27 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Great-West Healthcare PPO near Houston, TX.

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Julie Yogesh Patel MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Julie Patel is an adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Patel's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Patel include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Patel is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Rheumatoid Arthritis

All Interests: Polymyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hives, Angioedema, Arthritis, Hay Fever, Raynaud's

Dr Adnan Syed Peer MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4825 Almeda Road
Houston, TX

Dr. Adnan Peer sees patients in Houston, TX and Tomball, TX. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Peer include knee problems, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Dr. Peer is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peer accepts. Dr. Peer is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, Dr. Peer (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , Psoriatic Arthritis, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Shoulder Pro ... (Read more)

Dr Sippi Kaur Khurana MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 1410
Houston, TX

Dr. Sippi Khurana is an adult rheumatology specialist in Houston, TX. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. Dr. Khurana honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khurana has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma

All Interests: Polymyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Angioedema, Arthritis, Spirometry, Si ... (Read more)

Dr Mujahed M Alikhan MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Mujahed Alikhan's area of specialization is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Alikhan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Alikhan include osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, and bursitis. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Alikhan attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Patient ratings for Dr. Alikhan average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, V ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Suong Tran is an adult rheumatology specialist in Houston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Tran attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. 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, Scler ... (Read more)

Naureen Alim MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Naureen Alim is an allergist/immunologist and rheumatologist. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Alim's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Alim has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Alim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and Houston Methodist Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hives, Arthritis, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Lu ... (Read more)

Joshua M Gold MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.34 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. J. Gold works as a general internist, adult allergist and immunologist, and adult rheumatologist. Dr. Gold's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, thyroid problems, and parathyroid disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Gold is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gold is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Nutrition Issues, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Scoliosi ... (Read more)

Tariq Hanna Khalaf MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2101 Crawford Street; Suite 202
Houston, TX

Dr. Tariq Khalaf, who practices in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Spring, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Khalaf include knee problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Khalaf is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Stephen Keith Tyring MD PHD
Specializes in Dermatology
Average rating 2.91 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
1401 Binz Street; Suite 200
Houston, TX

Dr. Stephen Tyring is a dermatologist in Webster, TX, Houston, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Tyring is 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Tyring's practice, he is particularly interested in psoriasis and viral infection. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Tyring graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tyring (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Tyring's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , Psoriasis

All Interests: Viral Infection, Psoriasis, Infections

Dr Rosa A Tang MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.28 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
4901 Calhoun
Houston, TX

Dr. Rosa Tang practices ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Tang is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tang's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and CHI St. Luke's Health. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tang has an open panel. She attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tang speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Multiple Sclerosis, 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, Hand Surgery, Other
Average rating 3.88 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Norman Rappaport is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Rappaport include dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and breast augmentation. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Rappaport is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His 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. Dr. Rappaport has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rappaport's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Scleroderma

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

Joseph S Coselli MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Joseph Coselli is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Coselli's areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coselli accepts. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. Dr. Coselli has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Myasthenia Gravis

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Gallstones, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor ... (Read more)

Bernardino Flores Abaya MD
Specializes in Transplant Medicine, Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Bernardino Abaya works as an organ transplant specialist and adult nephrologist. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abaya honors. Dr. Abaya's education and training includes medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Abaya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Abaya is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and CHI St. Luke's Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Lupus

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

Dr Gerardo Bueso MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 3.1 stars out of 5 (25 ratings)
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX

Dr. Gerardo Bueso practices adult endocrinology in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Bueso's residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and Washington Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bueso include thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bueso takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Bueso is affiliated with Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Rheumatoid Arthritis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Diabetes, Nerve Conduction ... (Read more)

Luis G Granier MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.37 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Luis Granier's specialties are general practice and general internal medicine. Dr. Granier's areas of expertise include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and CHI St. Luke's Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Lupus, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Scleroderma

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bursitis, Sarcoido ... (Read more)

Dr Juan Pedro Frommer MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Juan Frommer works as an adult nephrologist in Houston, TX and Beaumont, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Frommer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Frommer's practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Lupus

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Angiogram, Diabetes, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biop ... (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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