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 sees patients in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. Dr. Maz is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maz honors. Dr. Maz graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He speaks 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 Benzinger 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and shoulder injury. Dr. Lindsley is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lindsley takes. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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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. 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 works as an adult allergist and immunologist. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Gierer's clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and contact dermatitis. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Springer's clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Springer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is 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. Kent Kwasind Huston, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 40, Building 2
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kent Huston's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. In his practice, Dr. Huston focuses on scleroderma. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Huston attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Huston has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma

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

Dr. Pim Jetanalin's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Jetanalin (or staff) speaks Taiwanese and Thai. Clinical interests for Dr. Jetanalin include psoriatic arthritis, gout, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Jetanalin graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, as well as 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 works as a family medicine practitioner. She attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhattacharya takes. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks French and Bengali. Dr. Bhattacharya is professionally 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 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), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular ... (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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Robinson attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She 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: 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'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), 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 clinical interests include facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. He takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dimachkie is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dimachkie (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Larsen include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Larsen average 2.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Larsen accepts. Dr. Larsen obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He 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: Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, ... (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). 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), 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' specialty is adult endocrinology. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Miles trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Miles's areas of expertise include pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miles is professionally affiliated with 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. Tahira Zufer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Tahira Zufer is a family practice physician in Kansas City, KS. She is a graduate of King Edward Medical University and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Zufer's clinical interests: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zufer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Jason Sokol specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Sokol include eye injuries, blepharospasm, and blepharoplasty. Dr. Sokol is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sokol attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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.