We found 32 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Kansas City, KS.

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

Dr. Vernita Hairston is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hairston include facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hairston 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)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Myositis, Syncope, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Larry Hollenbeck is a neurologist in North Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Hollenbeck is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hollenbeck graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Academy of Neurology Fellow; Kansas City Ingram's Magazine Top Doc; and Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Hollenbeck has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Blepharospasm, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Migraine, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Yunxia Wang, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Yunxia Wang is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Wang completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Her areas of expertise include facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang honors. She speaks Chinese. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Liberty Hospital and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Back Problems, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Brennen Leigh Seifers, DO
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mailstop 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Brennen Bittel is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her areas of expertise include facial problems, visual evoked potential test, and migraine. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Bittel graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sarah Hon's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is rated highly by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Hon focuses on epilepsy. She is affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Hon is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hon has received include American Academy of Neurology Fellow; American Academy of Neurology Palatucci Leader and Advocate; and William Jewell College Citation of Achievement.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Migraine, Stroke, Epilepsy

Dr. Christine M Boutwell, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
4400 Broadway Street; Ms Center Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Christine Boutwell is a vascular neurologist. Dr. Boutwell's areas of clinical interest consist of general neurology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and stroke. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Boutwell's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology

Dr. Arthur Roland Dick, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Neurology Ms 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Arthur Dick works as a neurologist in Leavenworth, KS and Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, general neurology, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Dick's professional affiliations include VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System and The University of Kansas Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dick attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy E Deisher, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Nancy Hammond practices neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before completing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Hammond attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hammond include facial problems, migraine, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Hammond is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Syncope, Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven M Arkin, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4400 Broadway Street; Comprehensive Headache and Concussion Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Steven Arkin specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Arkin trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for his residency. His areas of expertise consist of multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. Dr. Arkin has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Arkin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Stroke, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Deetra Yelena Prescher, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Deetra Ford's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among Dr. Ford's clinical interests: facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ford is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Facial Problems, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharon G Lynch, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Neurology Ms 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sharon Lynch, who practices in Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lynch's areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS). She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Lynch is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Richard J Barohn, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Richard Barohn is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: visual evoked potential test, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. Dr. Barohn is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Barohn is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Myositis, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Kazi Ehteshamuddin Syed, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kazi Syed is a neurologist. His areas of expertise include sleep study, bell's palsy, and migraine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Syed is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Syed attended Osmania Medical College for medical school. Dr. Syed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Syed is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Bell's ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Doerflinger Doerflinger, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Melanie Glenn is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Glenn's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Glenn is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Myositis, Syncope, Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. James L Southwell Jr., DO
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Southwell specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, Dr. Southwell speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: myositis, restless leg syndrome, and syncope (fainting). His hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Southwell is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Work Injuries, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Back ... (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. These areas are among her clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. McGreevy is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. McGreevy attended Creighton University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, ... (Read more)

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the protective covering of nerves, causing communication issues between the brain and other parts of the body. The cause of MS is unknown, but some factors may raise a person’s risk of developing it. For example, if your parent or sibling has MS, or you have another autoimmune disease like type 1 diabetes, you may be more predisposed to getting MS than others.

Symptoms of MS vary widely from person to person. Common ones are weakness in the arm or leg, lack of balance, stiff muscles, fatigue, dizziness, partial or total vision loss, slurred speech, and issues with bowel and bladder function. While there is no cure for MS, treatments focus on the following:

  • Reducing attacks, which occur when nerves become inflamed (or swollen), causing new symptoms to arise or existing ones to worsen. Drugs like corticosteroids lessen inflammation and may help prevent attacks or limit their occurrence.
  • Slowing the development of the disease. Immunomodulators are medications that alter the body’s immune response. They may minimize nerve damage brought on by MS and thus decrease the rate at which it progresses.
  • Easing symptoms. Physical therapy can help with leg weakness and improve balance. Medicines like muscle relaxants may be prescribed to reduce muscle stiffness.
Living with MS can be a challenge, but due to advancements in medicine over the past few decades, the quality of life of people with MS has increased. Although the average life expectancy of those who have the disease is about five years lower than the rest of the population, this difference seems to be at a gradual but steady decline.

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