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We found 11 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Baton Rouge, LA.

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Specializes in Dermatology
7855 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Laci Theunissen practices dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Theunissen is especially interested in psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and skin cancer. She studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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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. These areas are among her clinical interests: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and hair problems. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dickerson 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 is a specialist in surgical dermatology. She works in Baton Rouge, LA. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mathis 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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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. Dr. Massengale is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. John Brantley's specialties are pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Brantley at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. In addition to English, Dr. Brantley speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Amie Shannon specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology and practices in Baton Rouge, LA. Her clinical interests include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Shannon is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shannon attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
7330 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Kristen Losavio is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Her areas of expertise consist of contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. Losavio accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Lori Byrd sees patients in Baton Rouge, LA. Her medical specialties are pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Byrd's areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Byrd is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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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. Dr. Murphy studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Franklin Johnson's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Dr. Johnson has a special interest in nail issues, psoriasis, and skin of color. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hall include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Hall is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of 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.