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We found 104 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 physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He is conversant in Persian. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. Dr. Maz is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Maz performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maz honors.

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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 works as a rheumatologist. Dr. Lindsley's clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and shoulder injury. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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. 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 in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Gierer include conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and contact dermatitis. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. In addition to English, 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 medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Springer include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Springer 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. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult rheumatology specialist in Kansas City, MO. He is especially interested in scleroderma. Dr. Huston is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Huston honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Jetanalin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Taiwanese and Thai. Her clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, gout, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Jetanalin is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jetanalin honors.

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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 is a family medicine physician. Her areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Bhattacharya is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bhattacharya is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali.

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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 works as a neurologist. Before completing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Bittel attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her areas of expertise include facial problems, visual evoked potential test, and migraine. Dr. Bittel is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bittel's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Robinson trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Robinson's areas of expertise include the following: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her professional 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: 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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. McGreevy include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. McGreevy takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program 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 is a neurologist and neuromuscular medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dimachkie include facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. Dr. Dimachkie graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dimachkie (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Larsen accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Larsen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and 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 practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). 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 areas of expertise include facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hairston takes. Her 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' medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Miles attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. Dr. Miles honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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 practitioner in Kansas City, KS. These areas are among her clinical interests: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Zufer honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of King Edward Medical University and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Zufer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. 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 is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Sokol trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of 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.