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We found 36 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hyde include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hyde is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Hyde has received professional recognition including the following: 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Weinhold's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. She is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinhold's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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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 is an otolaryngologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. 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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. McGreevy studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 is an otolaryngologist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Larsen's areas of expertise include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Larsen takes. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elena Sidorenko's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She graduated from Novosibirsk State Medical University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Sidorenko's areas of expertise include esophageal manometry, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Sidorenko 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He takes United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Al-Hihi is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al-Hihi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. He 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. Mojtaba S Olyaee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Mojtaba Olyaee works as an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Olyaee a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: pain, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and esophageal motility disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Olyaee trained at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Elizabeth Anne Porter, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7301 Mission Road; Suite 350
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Elizabeth Pitts specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Kansas City, KS and Prairie Village, KS. These areas are among her clinical interests: drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Pitts is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pitts obtained her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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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 is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Pasnoor attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: visual evoked potential test, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pasnoor (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Pasnoor is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Myositis, Headache, Electromyography, Nerve Pain, General Neurology, Seizure ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anne Jones practices general internal medicine in Shawnee Mission, KS. Dr. Jones's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and disc problems. Her professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Carol Bethack Lindsley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
7301 Mission Road; Suite 350
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Carol Lindsley's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee injury, and lupus. Dr. Lindsley is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lindsley has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lindsley (or staff) speaks German and French. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

Dr. James Edward Allen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. James Allen practices general internal medicine in Shawnee Mission, KS. His clinical interests include prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Allen honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Allen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Virginia Campbell's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: cryotherapy, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Campbell has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Campbell 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Grisolano is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is 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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Esfandyari include esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Esfandyari speaks Persian. She is professionally 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.