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We found 110 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Catastrophic 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 is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. Dr. Maz is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Maz's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Kansas City, KS. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Lindsley include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and shoulder injury. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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. Dr. Lindsley 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. 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 a pediatric allergist and allergist and immunologist in Kansas City, KS. These areas are among her clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Gierer is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gierer speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Clinical Trials, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Atopic Dermatitis, Research, ... (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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scleroderma. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Huston attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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. 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. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Springer takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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

Dr. Pim Jetanalin is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jetanalin include psoriatic arthritis, gout, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Jetanalin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Jetanalin (or staff) speaks Taiwanese and Thai. She is 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. Shelley Banerjee Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. Dr. Bhattacharya's areas of expertise include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. 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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhattacharya accepts.

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

Dr. Ann Robinson works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 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. Brennen Leigh Seifers, DO
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Brennen Bittel is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. She obtained her medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Bittel's areas of expertise include facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She 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: Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Facial Problems, Migraine, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mazen Dimachkie sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialties are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Dimachkie is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His clinical interests include facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. He honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Zufer (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zufer include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She graduated from King Edward Medical University and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sheila McGreevy is an internist. She attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. McGreevy's areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McGreevy is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Christopher Larsen is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Larsen's clinical interests: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Larsen graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Her areas of expertise include facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Hairston's professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Maryland General Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hairston completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Miles's areas of expertise include the following: pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Mayo Clinic. 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 honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Jason Sokol specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sokol include eye injuries, blepharospasm, and blepharoplasty. Dr. Sokol is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He 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 honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sokol has received professional recognition including the following: 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.