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We found 14 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Simplicity near Highlands Ranch, CO.

Dr. Richard Thomas Meehan, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
8671 S Quebec Street; Suite 120
Highlands Ranch, CO
 

Dr. Richard Meehan is a rheumatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meehan include systemic vasculitis, mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), and lupus. Dr. Meehan is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the University Physicians, and National Jewish Health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Meehan attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

All Interests: Polymyositis, Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Ankylosing ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Aaron Friedlander, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO
 

Dr. Joel Friedlander practices pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedlander include obesity, heartburn, and celiac disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedlander honors. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Friedlander has received the following distinctions: Endoscopy Prize, NASPGHAN; Teddy Bedrossian Compassionate Care Award, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; and Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honor Soceity, Sigma Sigma Phi. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Friedlander's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Metabolism, Nutrition Issues, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leslie Ann Stewart, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
8200 E Belleview Avenue; Suite 404
Greenwood Village, CO
 

Dr. Leslie Stewart is a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist in Greenwood Village, CO and Englewood, CO. Dr. Stewart is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Stewart completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Littleton Adventist Hospital and Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Elliot Kramer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO
 

Dr. Robert Kramer is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Aurora, CO and Highlands Ranch, CO. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, celiac disease, and vomiting. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Miami Children's Hospital, Dr. Kramer attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors in AMerica (2005) 2005-present and Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2005-present Best Doctors in AMerica. In addition to English, Dr. Kramer speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Metabolism, Nutrition Issues, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Augustus Hogan, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
9218 Kimmer Drive
Lone Tree, CO
 

Dr. Craig Hogan, who practices in Lone Tree, CO, Aurora, CO, and Denver, CO, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Hogan's clinical interests encompass emergency care. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hogan takes. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Leg Problems, Hip Injury, Arthritis, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Insley Puma Puma Flaig, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
7447 E Berry Avenue; Suite 200
Greenwood Village, CO
 

Dr. Insley Flaig is a specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. She works in Greenwood Village, CO. She obtained her medical school training at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. These areas are among Dr. Flaig's clinical interests: academic dermatology, nail issues, and phototherapy (light therapy). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Flaig (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. She is affiliated with Rose Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Lee Cohen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
10099 Ridgegate Parkway; Suite 490
Lone Tree, CO
 

Dr. Joel Cohen's specialties are pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He practices in Englewood, CO, Greenwood Village, CO, and Lone Tree, CO. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. He is professionally affiliated with Littleton Adventist Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, and Porter Adventist Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail ... (Read more)

Dr. David Albert Norris, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology
 

Dr. David Norris is a specialist in dermatological immunology. He works in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Norris is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Norris is affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Acne, Cutaneous Lymphoma, Skin Issues, Alopecia Areata, Lupus, Melanoma

Dr. Catherine Dolores Carretero-Ferrufino, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
8200 E Belleview Avenue; Suite 404
Greenwood Village, CO
 

Dr. Catherine Carretero's medical specialty is surgical dermatology. Her areas of expertise consist of psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. Dr. Carretero is affiliated with Littleton Adventist Hospital, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, and Rose Medical Center. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Carretero's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carretero honors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, Skin Cancer

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
7447 E Berry Avenue; Suite 200
Greenwood Village, CO
 

Dr. Ann Leibold's specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Dr. Ann Leibold practices in Greenwood Village, CO and Greenwood Villaage, CO. Dr. Leibold attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. For Dr. Leibold's professional training, Dr. Leibold completed a residency program at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Leibold include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Leibold takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Leibold is professionally affiliated with Rose Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
2009 W Littleton Boulevard; Suite 100
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Riley Greene's specialties are pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greene include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Greene's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, and Rose Medical Center. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Monica Dymek, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
8200 E Belleview Avenue; Suite 404c
Greenwood Village, CO
 

Dr. Patricia Dymek's specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Dr. Dymek's clinical interests include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. She is affiliated with Centura Health. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dymek studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology
7400 E Arapahoe Road; Suite 100
Centennial, CO
 

Dr. Eric Kelts works as a neurologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, leg problems, and cancer. Dr. Kelts's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Wesley Medical Center, and Littleton Adventist Hospital. Dr. Kelts is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kelts attended the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Tumor, Sleep Problems, Multiple Sclerosis, Scoliosis, Parkinson's Disease, Brain Problems, Lower ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
7000 E Belleview Avenue; Suite 209
Greenwood Village, CO
 

Dr. Meg Lemon works as a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Denver, CO and Greenwood Village, CO. Dr. Lemon's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. She is affiliated with Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Rose Medical Center, and Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lemon is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Cosmetic Skin ... (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.