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We found 11 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Baton Rouge, LA.

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Specializes in Dermatology
7855 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Laci Theunissen specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Theunissen is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She has indicated that her clinical interests include psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and skin cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Theunissen honors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Mary Curry Dickerson, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
10154 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Mary Dickerson is a specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. She works in Baton Rouge, LA. Clinical interests for Dr. Dickerson include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and hair problems. Dr. Dickerson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Nicole Dawnette Harrell, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
5326 Odonovan Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Nicole Mathis works as a surgical dermatologist in Baton Rouge, LA. Clinical interests for Dr. Mathis include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mathis takes. Dr. Mathis graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Dr. John Bretton Brantley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
5220 Flanders Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. John Brantley works as a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and surgical dermatologist in Baton Rouge, LA. Patient ratings for Dr. Brantley average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brantley's areas of expertise include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. William Trent Massengale, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
5326 O'donovan Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. William Massengale is a specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. He works in Baton Rouge, LA and Prairieville, LA. His clinical interests include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Patients gave Dr. Massengale an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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
7330 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Kristen Losavio specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Dr. Losavio is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Her areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer

Dr. Amie Breaux Shannon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
5326 Odonovan Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Amie Shannon's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shannon include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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Dr. Courtney M Murphy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Courtney Murphy is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Murphy include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Murphy graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Dr. Lori Nelson Byrd, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
5326 Odonovan Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Lori Byrd works as a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and surgical dermatologist in Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Byrd's areas of expertise include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
10154 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Franklin Johnson is a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. In his practice, Dr. Johnson focuses on nail issues, psoriasis, and skin of color. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of Color

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
5326 Odonovan Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Lindsey Hall practices pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Her areas of expertise include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Hall is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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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.