We found 9 providers matching therapeutic apheresis and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Kansas City, KS.

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

Dr. Mazen Dimachkie's medical specialty is neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His clinical interests include facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. Dr. Dimachkie takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. 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: , plasmapheresis

All Interests: Myositis, Electromyography, Intraoperative Monitoring, Neuromuscular Disorders, Biopsy, Facial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Barohn is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among Dr. Barohn's clinical interests: visual evoked potential test, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barohn takes. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Barohn is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , plasmapheresis

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

Dr. Manoj Kumar Mittal, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Manoj Mittal's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Mittal is a graduate of the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Mittal include general neurology, myasthenia gravis, and stroke. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mittal takes. Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , plasmapheresis

All Interests: Syncope, Headache, General Neurology, Intraoperative Monitoring, Neuromuscular Disorders, Intensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Maureen H Sheehan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Medical Plaza North Lower Level Suite 510
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Maureen Sheehan practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Butterworth Hospital. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Sheehan takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Sheehan is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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Relevant Interests: , plasmapheresis

All Interests: Research, Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick M Moriarty, MD
Specializes in Clinical Pharmacology, Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3008
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Patrick Moriarty's area of specialization is clinical pharmacology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Moriarty attended the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Dr. Moriarty's areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and metabolic syndrome. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Moriarty speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , LDL apheresis

All Interests: Metabolic Syndrome, Clinical Trials, Chest Pain, Research, LDL Apheresis, Hypertension, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. David Joseph Ernst, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. David Ernst is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Kansas City, MO. His education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ernst include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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Relevant Interests: , plasmapheresis

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amna Ilahe, MD
Specializes in Nephrology, Other
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3002, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Amna Ilahe is a physician who specializes in nephrology (kidney disease). Her clinical interests include hypokalemia, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Ilahe is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ilahe (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , plasma exchange

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Transplant Procedures, Plasma Exchange, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Aditi Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3002, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Aditi Gupta sees patients in Wichita, KS and Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and transplant procedures. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta honors. She attended medical school at Government Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Gupta trained at Westchester Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , plasmapheresis

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Transplant Procedures, Renal Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee R Rosterman, DO
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Lee Rosterman is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Rosterman include myasthenia gravis, stroke, and plasmapheresis. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , plasmapheresis

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What is Therapeutic Apheresis?

Patients who have blood disorders, certain kidney problems, metabolic disorders, or autoimmune disorders need to have components of their blood removed regularly to stay healthy. This procedure is called therapeutic apheresis. In therapeutic apheresis, the part of the blood that is causing symptoms is removed, and the remaining blood is returned to the body. While it does not cure disease, apheresis can reduce symptoms and keep patients healthier and more comfortable.

Therapeutic apheresis can be used to remove the following blood components:

  • Plasma, which is the clear fluid that makes up most of the blood. Often, removed plasma is replaced with donor plasma or saline to keep blood pressure stable.
  • Red blood cells, which cells carry oxygen. When red blood cells are removed, they are often replaced with donor cells to maintain oxygen levels.
  • White blood cells, which help fight infection. These are typically removed in patients with leukemia or patients with a high number of white blood cells.
  • Platelets, which help the blood to clot. If there are too many platelets in the blood, they are removed to avoid problems with bleeding.
In addition, apheresis is occasionally used to remove the small number of stem cells that circulate in the blood stream from bone marrow.

During the procedure, a tube is connected to a vein via a needle in the arm or, in patients who need frequent apheresis, a mainline catheter. The blood is pumped to a machine, where it spins in a centrifuge. Distinct components of blood spin to different areas on the centrifuge because of their specific characteristics, such as weight. After separation, the machine discards the targeted blood component and pumps the remaining blood back into the body.

Treatment can take several hours, and, depending on the diagnosis, may need to be repeated regularly. Apheresis is not particularly painful, but lower blood levels may cause temporary symptoms such as tingling in the fingers and toes, dizziness, or fatigue.

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