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We found 11 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Lexington, KY.

Dr. Dominic Bryan Fee, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
1101 Veterans Drive
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Dominic Fee is a neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: myasthenia gravis, dermatomyositis, and muscular dystrophy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fee accepts. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital, Lexington VA Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Fee's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Mitochondrial Disease, Electromyography, Myasthenia Gravis, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Greer Greer Smith, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
2351 Huguenard Drive
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Sarah Smith sees patients in Lexington, KY. Her medical specialty is surgical dermatology. She graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Hair Problems, Psoriasis, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, Contact ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
250 Fountain Court
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Charlie Becknell is a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and mohs skin cancer surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Becknell include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Becknell is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacquelyn Kelli Greer Webb, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1401 Harrodsburg Road; C-415
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Jacquelyn Webb specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. She graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. Dr. Webb's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Webb takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
800 Rose Street; Mn264
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Stuart Tobin practices pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Tobin's areas of expertise include the following: academic dermatology, nail issues, and contact dermatitis. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Nail Issues, Academic Dermatology, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Paul Bark, MD
Specializes in Other, Surgical Dermatology
1401 Harrodsburg Road; #c415
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Joseph Bark sees patients in Lexington, KY and Richmond, KY. His medical specialty is surgical dermatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bark at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bark include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Erika Nicole Music, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1401 Harrodsburg Road; Suite C415
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Erika Music is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Music include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Music takes. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
250 Fountain Court
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Fernando De Castro's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. De Castro include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. De Castro is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clifton Smith, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
177 Burt Road
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Clifton Smith practices surgical dermatology in Lexington, KY and London, KY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
177 Burt Road
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. John Roth sees patients in Lexington, KY and London, KY. His medical specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Dr. Roth's areas of expertise include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah Kay Phillips, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2351 Huguenard Drive; Suite 200
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Deborah Phillips is a specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Dr. Phillips is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of Color

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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.