We found 5 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare 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 works as a dermatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Tyring include psoriasis and viral infection. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tyring honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Tyring graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tyring (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Galveston, TX. Clinical interests 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 takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Tang is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. Her training includes residency programs at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tang speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). 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. Abdul Ali Abdellatif, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Abdul Abdellatif sees patients in Webster, TX, Houston, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Abdellatif's areas of expertise include the following: hypotension (low blood pressure), anemia, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abdellatif honors. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Abdellatif has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Hypotension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed sees patients in Baytown, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. Dr. Syed has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Syed is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Akhila Vijayakumar, MD
Specializes in Neurology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Akhila Vijayakumar specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Her clinical interests include bell's palsy, myasthenia gravis, and skin biopsy. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Vijayakumar is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Vijayakumar is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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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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