We found 103 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; Mail Stop 2026
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mehrdad Maz, who practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maz include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Maz is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Maz performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. Herbert Lindsley's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lindsley include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and shoulder injury. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lindsley accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Lindsley is professionally 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. 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 studied medicine at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Jetanalin include psoriatic arthritis, gout, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Jetanalin (or staff) is conversant in Taiwanese and Thai. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Kent Huston is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include scleroderma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Huston attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Huston is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma

Dr. John D Martinez, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2026, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Martinez, who practices in Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez's clinical interests include drug allergy, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Martinez is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Psoriatic Arthritis, Wheezing, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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 adult allergy & immunology specialist in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Gierer include conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and contact dermatitis. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Gierer takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Clinical Trials, Wheezing, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (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, who practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. Dr. Springer is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Springer accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Vernita Hairston is a neurologist. Dr. Hairston's areas of expertise include facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Maryland General Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Hairston attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hairston takes.

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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, who practices in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Miles's areas of expertise include the following: pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Miles's hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Mayo Clinic.

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

Dr. Mazen Dimachkie's medical specialty is neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His clinical interests include facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. Dr. Dimachkie takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Dimachkie (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Dimachkie is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Larsen's areas of expertise include the following: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Larsen is professionally 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: Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

Dr. Rajib Kumar Bhattacharya, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; M.s. 2024
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Rajib Bhattacharya works as an endocrinologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: type 2 diabetes, graves disease, and thyroid cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bhattacharya graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is conversant in Bengali. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Thyroid Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Graves Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Omar H Jawdat, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Omar Jawdat is a physician who specializes in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After completing medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Jawdat include general neurology, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. Dr. Jawdat accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jawdat is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Kansas City VA Medical Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Myositis, Electromyography, Ultrasound, General Neurology, Intraoperative Monitoring, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven D Owens, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Hospital Lobby - Cardiology
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Steven Owens is a cardiologist in Kansas City, KS, Atchison, KS, and Overland Park, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: rheumatic heart disease, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Owens takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Owens attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Renal Vascular Disease, Women's Heart Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Bhattacharya accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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, ... (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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