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We found 104 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Kansas City, KS.

Dr. Mehrdad Mazlumazdeh III, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2026, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mehrdad Maz's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Maz's education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Maz is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Clinical Trials, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Herbert Benzinger Lindsley, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 5026 Wescoe, Mail Stop 2026
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Herbert Lindsley is a rheumatologist in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Lindsley has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Lindsley include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and shoulder injury. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Lindsley performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Myositis, Clinical Trials, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Kent Kwasind Huston, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 40, Building 2
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kent Huston is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Huston's areas of expertise include scleroderma. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Huston's medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma

Dr. Selina A Gierer, DO
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2026, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Selina Gierer is an allergist and immunologist in Kansas City, KS. These areas are among Dr. Gierer's clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and contact dermatitis. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gierer completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Clinical Trials, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Atopic Dermatitis, Research, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Michael Springer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 5026 Wescoe, Mail Stop 2026
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Jason Springer is a rheumatologist in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Springer include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Springer obtained his medical school training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pim Jetanalin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Pim Jetanalin is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Jetanalin (or staff) is conversant in Taiwanese and Thai. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jetanalin include psoriatic arthritis, gout, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Jetanalin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Joint Aspiration, Gout, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shelley Banerjee Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya practices family medicine in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Bhattacharya attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, psoriasis, autoimmune disorders

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

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

Dr. Brennen Bittel's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: facial problems, visual evoked potential test, and migraine. Dr. Bittel is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. She studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Bittel trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

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

Dr. Ann Bailey Robinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck, Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Ann Robinson's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Robinson is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robinson accepts. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheila Maureen McGreevy-Barry, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sheila McGreevy sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. McGreevy studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. McGreevy's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), Graves disease, lupus, autoimmune disorders

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

Dr. Mazen Mohammad Chaab Dimachkie, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; # Ms 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mazen Dimachkie specializes in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. Dr. Dimachkie is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Dimachkie (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Myositis, Electromyography, Intraoperative Monitoring, Neuromuscular Disorders, Biopsy, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Larsen include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Larsen's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Larsen is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vernita Daniels Hairston-Mitchell, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Avenue; Mail Stop 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Vernita Hairston practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hairston include facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Maryland General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

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

Dr. John McKnight Miles, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2024, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Miles' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. His professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Mayo Clinic. Dr. Miles honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Miles's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Graves Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tahira Zufer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Tahira Zufer sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She obtained her medical school training at King Edward Medical University and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Zufer include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Zufer (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Zufer is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, psoriasis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, Athlete's ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Aaron Sokol, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jason Sokol is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: eye injuries, blepharospasm, and blepharoplasty. Dr. Sokol's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Sokol accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Graves Disease, Tumor, Botox Injection, Blepharospasm, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic ... (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.