We found 105 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Kansas City, KS.

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Dr. Mehrdad Mazlumazdeh III, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 2026
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mehrdad Maz is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maz takes. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Maz performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. In addition to English, Dr. Maz speaks Persian. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. Pim Jetanalin is an adult rheumatology specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, gout, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jetanalin is a graduate of Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Jetanalin (or staff) speaks Taiwanese and Thai. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, 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. Jason Michael Springer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 5026 Wescoe, Mail Stop 2026
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Jason Springer specializes in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Springer include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Springer accepts. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, 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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. In his practice, Dr. Huston focuses on scleroderma. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma

Dr. Selina A Moreland, 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's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Gierer is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gierer completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. These areas are among her clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and anaphylaxis. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gierer is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

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

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 practices adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez's clinical interests include anaphylaxis, drug allergy, and psoriatic arthritis. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Martinez honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for his residency.

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

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Psoriatic Arthritis, Wheezing, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (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 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. Dr. Lindsley is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for 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, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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

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

Dr. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Larsen a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Dr. Larsen 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: Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 1235
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jay Robinson works as a neurologist in North Kansas City, MO and Independence, MO. On average, patients gave Dr. Robinson a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Robinson is affiliated with Meritas Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Headache, Parkinson's Disease, Myasthenia Gravis

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

Dr. Vernita Hairston is a neurologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hairston include facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Hairston is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. She is affiliated with 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. Ann Bailey Robinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Ann Robinson's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Robinson studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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. 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 physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His areas of expertise include the following: pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. Dr. Miles is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. John Anthony Bonino, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1023, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Bonino is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bonino include esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. Dr. Bonino is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Bonino's training includes a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mazen Dimachkie is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. He honors 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 languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally 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. Shelley B Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) is conversant in French and Bengali. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Bhattacharya is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bhattacharya is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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)

Dr. Melissa Pulfer Mitchell, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3901 Boulevard; Mailstop 4033
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Melissa Mitchell is a specialist in radiation oncology. These areas are among Dr. Mitchell's clinical interests: bladder cancer, throat cancer, and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Research, Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Liver ... (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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