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We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana HMO near Lafayette, LA.

Dr. Elizabeth Innes McBurney, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1400 Myrtle Place
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Elizabeth McBurney's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Before performing her residency at Caritas Carney Hospital and Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Dr. McBurney attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. Her areas of expertise include hair problems, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and psoriasis. The average patient rating for Dr. McBurney is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Dr. Christopher Raymond Hubbell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
913 S College Road; Suite 216
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Chris Hubbell sees patients in Lafayette, LA. His medical specialties are pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hubbell attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency.

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Dr. Jennifer M Myers, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
4212 W Congress Street
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Jennifer Myers, who practices in Lafayette, LA, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Myers include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Myers's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Patient ratings for Dr. Myers average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Frankie Guillot Rholdon, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
91 Settlers Trace Boulevard; Suite 3
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Frankie Rholdon practices surgical dermatology in Lafayette, LA. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rholdon include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. Dr. Rholdon accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
1245 S College Road; Building 5
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Daniel Dupree is a Lafayette, LA physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dupree include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
91 Settlers Trace Boulevard; Building 3
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Emily Speeg's specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Speeg 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.