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We found 37 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Shawnee Mission, KS.

Dr. Rita M Hyde, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13204 W. 72nd Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Rita Hyde practices general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hyde is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hyde include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hyde trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela May Weinhold, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Pamela Weinhold sees patients in Shawnee Mission, KS. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Weinhold attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Weinhold is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), Graves disease, psoriasis, autoimmune disorders

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

Dr. Ann Bailey Robinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, 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
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
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. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, 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. Jason Aaron Sokol, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Sabates Eye Center - Prairie Village; 3800 W. 75th Street
Prairie Village, KS
 

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)

Dr. Elena I Sidorenko, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Elena Sidorenko practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sidorenko include esophageal manometry, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sidorenko obtained her medical school training at Novosibirsk State Medical University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Sidorenko is conversant in Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eyad M Al-Hihi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Eyad Al-Hihi is a general internist. Dr. Al-Hihi attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Al-Hihi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Al-Hihi include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Al-Hihi speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus, autoimmune disorders

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

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Porter, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7301 Mission Road; Suite 350
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Elizabeth Pitts practices general pediatrics. Dr. Pitts's clinical interests include drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pitts attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Warts, Drug Allergy, Trichotillomania, Amenorrhea, Athlete's Foot, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mamatha Pasnoor, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Blvd Mail Stop 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mamatha Pasnoor specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasnoor include visual evoked potential test, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Pasnoor attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Pasnoor trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. In addition to English, Dr. Pasnoor (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Restless Leg Syndrome, Myositis, Headache, Electromyography, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne L Jones, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Anne Jones' specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Jones is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jones's areas of expertise include prostate problems, warts, and disc problems. Her professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Jones attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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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. Mojtaba S Olyaee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Mojtaba Olyaee specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He graduated from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. His areas of expertise include pain, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Olyaee has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Olyaee has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is affiliated with 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. Carol Bethack Lindsley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
7301 Mission Road; Suite 350
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Carol Lindsley, who practices in Kansas City, KS and Prairie Village, KS, is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Lindsley (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. These areas are among her clinical interests: back pain, knee injury, and lupus. Dr. Lindsley is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Lindsley graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for her residency. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Inflammatory Eye Disease, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Virginia A Campbell, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
6511 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS
 

Dr. Virginia Campbell is a family medicine practitioner. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Campbell's clinical interests include cryotherapy, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Campbell is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott W Grisolano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Scott Grisolano specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Grisolano include indigestion, esophageal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grisolano attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Grisolano's training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tuba Esfandyari, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Tuba Esfandyari's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. Dr. Esfandyari takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and Tabriz University of Medical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. She is conversant in Persian. She is affiliated with 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)

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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.