We found 3 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Beech Street PPO near Nassau Bay, TX.

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Dr. Stephen Keith Tyring, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Stephen Tyring practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Webster, TX, Houston, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Tyring attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Tyring focuses on psoriasis and viral infection. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tyring (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Tyring is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Viral Infection, Psoriasis, Infections

Dr. Rosa A Tang, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Rosa Tang's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Tang include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tang obtained her medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Tang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Her practice is open to 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. Akhila Vijayakumar, MD
Specializes in Neurology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Akhila Vijayakumar is a neurologist in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: bell's palsy, myasthenia gravis, and skin biopsy. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vijayakumar accepts. Dr. Vijayakumar 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, Lower Back Pain, Myasthenia Gravis, Neck Problems, Electroencephalography, ... (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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