We found 120 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Bronze near Westwood, KS.

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Dr. Mehrdad Mazlumazdeh III, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mehrdad Maz's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. Dr. Maz takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Clinical Trials, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pim Jetanalin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Medical Office Building - Level 4 Pod A, The University of Kansas P.
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Pim Jetanalin's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Jetanalin (or staff) speaks Taiwanese and Thai. These areas are among Dr. Jetanalin's clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, gout, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Jetanalin attended medical school at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Joint Aspiration, Gout, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Michael Springer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 5026 Wescoe, Mail Stop 2026
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Jason Springer is an adult rheumatologist in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Springer include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Springer's education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Kent Kwasind Huston, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 40
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kent Huston, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Huston obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass scleroderma. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma

Dr. Selina A Moreland, DO
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Selina Gierer is an allergist and immunologist in Kansas City, KS. She obtained her medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Her areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and anaphylaxis. Dr. Gierer accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Clinical Trials, Wheezing, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. John D Martinez, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Martinez is an adult allergist and immunologist and rheumatologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: anaphylaxis, drug allergy, and psoriatic arthritis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Psoriatic Arthritis, Wheezing, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Herbert B Lindsley, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 5026 Wescoe, Mail Stop 2026
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Herbert Lindsley specializes in adult rheumatology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Lindsley attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and shoulder injury. On average, patients gave Dr. Lindsley a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lindsley is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Myositis, Clinical Trials, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Chandrasekhar S Chilappa, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; #101
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Chandrasekhar Chilappa is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Kansas City, MO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City Internal Medicine (KCIM) and Carondelet Health. Dr. Chilappa is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Chilappa completed a residency program at Sound Shore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Injection, Fibromyalgia, Tendon Sheath Injection, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 512
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Larsen include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Dr. Larsen performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vernita Daniels Hairston Mitchell, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Vernita Hairston is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hairston include facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hairston attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Maryland General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Myositis, Syncope, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rita M Hyde, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 2201
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Rita Hyde's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Hyde include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Dr. Hyde is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Hyde attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Ann Bailey Robinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Ann Robinson practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Robinson attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Her 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: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Wheezing, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah M Christie, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 2201
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Deborah Hall practices general internal medicine in Westwood, KS. Dr. Hall's areas of expertise include the following: depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

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

Dr. John McKnight Miles, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Miles works as an endocrinologist in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Miles's areas of expertise include pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Miles is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Graves Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Anthony Bonino, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Room 4035; Wescoe Mailstop 1023
Kansas City,, KS
 

Dr. John Bonino is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bonino takes. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He 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. Mazin Mohammad Chaab Dimachkie, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mazen Dimachkie sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialties are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. He accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dimachkie graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dimachkie (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

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