We found 10 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Mckinney, TX.

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Dr. Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Spine Surgery
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2900
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Ioannis Avramis works as a pediatric orthopedist and pediatric spine surgeon in Plano, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and McKinney, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Avramis honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Avramis graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC).

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Relevant Interests: , ankylosing spondylitis

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5236 W. University Drive; Suite 3300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Rajesh Putcha is an adult gastroenterology specialist in McKinney, TX and Allen, TX. His clinical interests include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Dr. Putcha is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Putcha has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Bharathy E Kalimuthu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2517 West Virginia Parkway; Suite 102
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Bharathy Sundaram's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her areas of clinical interest consist of multiple sclerosis (MS) and spasticity. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sundaram at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sundaram accepts. She graduated from Madras Medical College and St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Sundaram's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City McKinney (MCM).

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Spasticity

Dr. Ravi Shankar Chittajallu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4521 Medical Center Drive; Suite 500
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Chittajallu's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chittajallu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon polypectomy, hepatitis C, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Chittajallu is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Medical City McKinney (MCM). Dr. Chittajallu attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Bile Duct Problems, Intestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan David Richey, DO
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2200
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Jonathon Richey's specialty is surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Richey include warts, moles, and cyst removal. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Dermatology Specialists. He honors 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 A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at POH Regional Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Richey speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Dermabrasion, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Herpes, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Skin Infection, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5236 W University Drive; Suite 3300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Gabriel Rendon is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rendon include colon cancer, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Rendon attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Rendon has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Gallstones, Enteroscopy, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Easwar M Sundaram Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurology
2517 Virginia Parkway; Suite 102
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Easwar Sundaram's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. Dr. Sundaram takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Madras Medical College and the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care's residency program. Dr. Sundaram's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City McKinney (MCM).

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Stroke, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Steven Paul Overn, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5252 West University Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Steven Overn works as a family medicine physician. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Overn include cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. Dr. Overn is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Overn attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Overn completed a residency program at Akron General Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Appendicitis, Primary ... (Read more)

Dr. Heather A Bass, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2730 Virginia Parkway; Suite 200
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Heather Bass is a McKinney, TX physician who specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include wellness visit, wheezing, and atrial fibrillation. On average, patients gave Dr. Bass a rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Bass completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, Appendicitis, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven C Strength, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5236 W University Drive; Suite 2300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Steven Strength's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. Dr. Strength is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Appendicitis, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, Bladder Problems, ... (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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