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 areas of specialization are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Kansas City, KS. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. He takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dimachkie attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dimachkie (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He 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. Patrick M Moriarty, MD
Specializes in Clinical Pharmacology, Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3008
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Patrick Moriarty specializes in clinical pharmacology and practices in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Moriarty obtained his medical school training at the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. His areas of expertise include the following: atherosclerosis, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and metabolic syndrome. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moriarty has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He is 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. Maureen H Sheehan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Medical Plaza North Lower Level Suite 510
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Maureen Sheehan is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise 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 graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Butterworth Hospital. Dr. Sheehan has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Manoj Kumar Mittal, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Manoj Mittal is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Mittal's clinical interests include general neurology, myasthenia gravis, and stroke. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mittal honors. Dr. Mittal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Mittal 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. Richard Joel Barohn, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Richard Barohn sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Barohn's clinical interests include visual evoked potential test, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He 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. 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 practices adult nephrology. Dr. Gupta's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and transplant procedures. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, she performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Rosterman's areas of expertise include the following: myasthenia gravis, stroke, and plasmapheresis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rosterman is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , plasmapheresis

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Neuromuscular Disorders, Behavior Problems, Heart Problems, Intensive Care, ... (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's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. Dr. Ernst is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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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's area of specialization is nephrology (kidney disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ilahe include hypokalemia, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ilahe's education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Ilahe (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Ilahe is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , plasma exchange

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

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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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