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We found 5 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Houma, LA.

Dr. Sarah Alexander Haydel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
578 Valhi Boulevard
Houma, LA
 

Dr. Sarah Haydel works as a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist in Houma, LA. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Haydel has indicated that her clinical interests include nail issues, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Haydel is professionally affiliated with Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Lee Hoye Grafton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
327 Bayou Gardens Boulevard
Houma, LA
 

Dr. Lee Grafton is a specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. Dr. Grafton is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grafton include hair problems, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, Dr. Grafton performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Philip Mark Neal, MD
Specializes in Other
12 Professional Drive
Houma, LA
 

Dr. Philip Neal is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Neal's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and skin of color. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is affiliated with Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC).

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

Dr. Alexis R Duke, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1978 Industrial Boulevard
Houma, LA
 

Dr. Alexis Duke works as a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: academic dermatology, contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. Dr. Duke accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Duke is affiliated with Ochsner.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, Skin of Color

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
12 Professional Drive
Houma, LA
 

Dr. William Wilder's specialties are pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. These areas are among Dr. Wilder's clinical interests: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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.