We found 38 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Fairway, KS.

Dr. Brennen Leigh Seifers, DO
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Brennen Bittel practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, visual evoked potential test, and migraine. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Bittel attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Bittel is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Vernita Daniels Hairston-Mitchell, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Vernita Hairston practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Hairston include facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Hairston honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Hairston's professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Maryland General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Myositis, Syncope, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy E Deisher, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; G056 Delp Pavilion - Epilepsy Center
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Nancy Hammond works as a neurophysiologist and neurologist. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hammond include facial problems, migraine, and syncope (fainting). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Syncope, Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yunxia Wang, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 4070 Delp Mail Stop 4017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Yunxia Wang is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She is affiliated with Liberty Hospital and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Wang is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Taishan Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Back Problems, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Roland Dick, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Kumc Neurology Department
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Arthur Dick is a neurologist in Leavenworth, KS and Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include back pain, general neurology, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is affiliated with VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Dick attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dick has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Joel Barohn, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Richard Barohn is a neurologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barohn include visual evoked potential test, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. Dr. Barohn is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Barohn is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Myositis, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharon G Lynch, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 4070 Delp Mail Stop 4017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sharon Lynch is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Dr. Lynch's areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS). She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lynch has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Christine M Boutwell, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
4400 Broadway Street; Ms Center Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Christine Boutwell is a vascular neurologist in Kansas City, MO. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boutwell include general neurology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and stroke. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before completing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Boutwell attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Boutwell has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology

Dr. Steven Michael Arkin, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4400 Broadway Street; Comprehensive Headache and Concussion Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Steven Arkin is a neurologist. Dr. Arkin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Arkin has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Stroke, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Kazi Ehteshamuddin Syed, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kazi Syed is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Syed attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep study, bell's palsy, and migraine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Bell's ... (Read more)

Dr. Deetra Yelena Ford, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Deetra Ford specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Ford is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Ford attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Facial Problems, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
2330 E Meyer Boulevard; Suite 401
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed is a physician who specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and seizure disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Dr. Ahmed studied medicine at Indira Gandhi Medical College, Government Medical College, Nagpur, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Ahmed's medical residency was performed at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Jacobi Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahmed average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Bell's Palsy, Seizure ... (Read more)

Dr. James L Southwell Jr., DO
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Southwell's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Southwell's clinical interests: myositis, restless leg syndrome, and syncope (fainting). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Southwell's hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Back Problems, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Doerflinger Glenn, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Fairway, KS
 

Dr. Melanie Glenn specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Kansas City, KS and Fairway, KS. Dr. Glenn's clinical interests include facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Myositis, Syncope, Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Joseph Whittaker, JD, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Ophthalmology
7400 State Line Road; Suite 100
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Thomas Whittaker specializes in general practice and ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Prairie Village, KS. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whittaker's areas of expertise include the following: blepharospasm, diplopia (double vision), and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Whittaker attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheila Maureen McGreevy-Barry, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sheila McGreevy's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. McGreevy takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. McGreevy completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, ... (Read more)

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the protective covering of nerves, causing communication issues between the brain and other parts of the body. The cause of MS is unknown, but some factors may raise a person’s risk of developing it. For example, if your parent or sibling has MS, or you have another autoimmune disease like type 1 diabetes, you may be more predisposed to getting MS than others.

Symptoms of MS vary widely from person to person. Common ones are weakness in the arm or leg, lack of balance, stiff muscles, fatigue, dizziness, partial or total vision loss, slurred speech, and issues with bowel and bladder function. While there is no cure for MS, treatments focus on the following:

  • Reducing attacks, which occur when nerves become inflamed (or swollen), causing new symptoms to arise or existing ones to worsen. Drugs like corticosteroids lessen inflammation and may help prevent attacks or limit their occurrence.
  • Slowing the development of the disease. Immunomodulators are medications that alter the body’s immune response. They may minimize nerve damage brought on by MS and thus decrease the rate at which it progresses.
  • Easing symptoms. Physical therapy can help with leg weakness and improve balance. Medicines like muscle relaxants may be prescribed to reduce muscle stiffness.
Living with MS can be a challenge, but due to advancements in medicine over the past few decades, the quality of life of people with MS has increased. Although the average life expectancy of those who have the disease is about five years lower than the rest of the population, this difference seems to be at a gradual but steady decline.