We found 35 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Shawnee Mission, KS.

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Dr. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen works as an otolaryngologist. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Larsen's areas of expertise include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Larsen average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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: Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann Bailey Robinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Ann Robinson is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her clinical interests include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robinson accepts. 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. Dr. Robinson's 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, Wheezing, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mojtaba Sayed Olygee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Mojtaba Olyaee is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Olyaee's areas of expertise include pain, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and esophageal motility disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Olyaee attended medical school at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Olyaee completed residency programs at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Olyaee has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Incontinence, ... (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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sokol include eye injuries, blepharospasm, and blepharoplasty. Dr. Sokol's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sokol graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Graves Disease, Tumor, Botox Injection, Blepharospasm, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic ... (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 works as an internist in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. McGreevy include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. McGreevy is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. McGreevy is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Elena Sidorenko's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Sidorenko's clinical interests: esophageal manometry, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Novosibirsk State Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Sidorenko speaks 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. Eric Phillip Ecklund-Johnson, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 2180
Fairway, KS
 

Dr. Eric Ecklund-Johnson specializes in psychology and neuropsychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: tourette syndrome, sleep apnea, and stroke. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Ecklund-Johnson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. For his professional training, Dr. Ecklund-Johnson completed a residency program at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Dyslexia, Seizure Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiran Kakarala, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kiran Kakarala's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kakarala's areas of expertise include the following: fine needle aspiration (FNA), graves disease, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Deviated Septum, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Pulfer Mitchell, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3901 Boulevard; Mailstop 4033
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Melissa Mitchell practices radiation oncology. Dr. Mitchell's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, throat cancer, and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Mitchell takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Research, Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Lawrence Freilich, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
3840 West 75th Street
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Bradley Freilich is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. Dr. Freilich attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Freilich highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Allen specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Allen attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. Dr. Allen has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional 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, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Grisolano is a gastroenterologist in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. These areas are among his clinical interests: indigestion, esophageal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grisolano honors. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Cirrhosis, ... (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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Kansas City, KS. He is conversant in Arabic. These areas are among Dr. Al-Hihi's clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Al-Hihi attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al-Hihi honors United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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, Wheezing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melinda A Roney, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Melinda Roney works as a family practitioner. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Roney's areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, psoriasis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol B 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. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Lindsley performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Her areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee injury, and lupus. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Lindsley (or staff) speaks German and French. Dr. Lindsley 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. Pamela M Weinhold, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Pamela Weinhold works as an internist in Shawnee Mission, KS. 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 graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Weinhold trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Weinhold is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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, ... (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.
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