We found 20 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders near Temple, TX.

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Dr. Marilyn Kay Clark, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Marilyn Clark specializes in adult rheumatology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Clark has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Clark is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Giant ... (Read more)

Dr. Neal Ira Shparago, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Neal Shparago is an adult rheumatology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Shparago average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shparago include uveitis, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Dr. Shparago is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shparago studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Tripler Army Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Gout, Uveitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce A Baethge, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Baethge's specialty is adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baethge include systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Baethge is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Baethge has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2005-2007, 2011-2015; and Alpha Omega Alpha, elected faculty member.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Montu K Parekh, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Montu Parekh works as an adult rheumatologist. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Before performing her residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Parekh attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Parekh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Joint Aspiration, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Lynne Czerwinski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Wendy Czerwinski is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Czerwinski speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. She graduated from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Czerwinski is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include First Annual Jensen Award, Bruner Hand Fellow, Mayo Clinic; Clifford Snyder Award - PSRC, Best resident paper at annual international meeting, McGill University; and Clifford Synder Award - PSRC, Best resident paper at annual international meeting, McGill University.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Dupuytren's Contracture, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cosmetic Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashis Vanmali Barad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Ashis Barad is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in San Marcos, TX, Temple, TX, and Round Rock, TX. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Barad honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. Dr. Barad has received distinctions including Vice Chair, Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section; Most Outstanding First-Year Resident; and President, Residency Association. Dr. Barad (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Allergies, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Lindsey Dailey Hicks, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Lindsey Hicks' medical specialty is dermatopathology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Hicks's distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship; and Holman Taylor Dermatology Scholarship. Dr. Hicks is conversant in Medical Spanish. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Psoriasis, Botox Injection, Juvederm, Acne, Laser Surgery, Removal of Skin Lesion, Rashes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan H Tsai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1815 S. 31st Street; Scott & White Clinic - Temple Pavilion
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Tsai specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Temple, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Tsai attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Tsai is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Ptosis, Trauma

Dr. Jeffrey Jasper Tramonte, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tramonte's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Tramonte attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tramonte include: Texas Rising Stars; "Super Doctors", 2017, 2016, 2015; and Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2017, 2016. Dr. Tramonte is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Electromyography, Radiculopathy, Myasthenia Gravis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Electroencephalography, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Hutka Fiala, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
409 W Adams Avenue
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Fiala, who practices in Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Her areas of expertise include the following: rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. Dr. Fiala accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars; Chief Dermatology Resident, Texas Tech, 2006-2007; and Helen Salyer Anderson Award, Outstanding Graduating Senior for Academic Achievement. Her professional affiliations include Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) and Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Acne, Mohs Surgery

Dr. Terry C Lairmore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Terry Lairmore practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Lairmore's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal cancer and endocrine surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lairmore include: Valedictorian and Founder's Medal, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Vanderbilt Third Year Surgery Clerkship Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Lairmore is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Pheochromocytoma, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy P Pfanner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2401 S 31st Street; Department of Gastroenterology
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Pfanner's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pfanner takes. Before completing his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Dr. Pfanner attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors Award, 2011-2012; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2009-2015. Dr. Pfanner is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Enteroscopy, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Sai Kavitha Jannapureddy, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Sai Mula is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Temple, TX. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Mula attended Kakatiya Medical College for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mula include peripheral neuropathy, multiple sclerosis (MS), and stroke. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mula has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Neurology Residency, UT Southwestern, Austin, TX 2008-2009. In addition to English, Dr. Mula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, Peripheral Neuropathy, Movement Disorders, Stroke, Epilepsy

Dr. Sally J Borucki, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Sally Borucki specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Tyler, TX, Waco, TX, and Temple, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Borucki include general neurology, peripheral neuropathy, and cerebrovascular disease. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Borucki is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Migraine, Dementia, Cerebrovascular Disease, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Arpita V Patel, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Arpita Patel, who practices in Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She has a special interest in multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Patel is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Paul A Friedman, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Paul Friedman's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. Dr. Friedman has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Amputation, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Joint Pain, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord ... (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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