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We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Gladstone, MO.

Dr. Timothy C Frey, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Frey is a Gladstone, MO physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Frey include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Frey is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Mary's Hospital, Dr. Frey attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), celiac disease, Graves disease, lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, Athlete's ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Lewis Rosamond, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1530 N Church Road
Liberty, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Rosamond is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Minneapolis VA Health Care System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His clinical interests include rheumatic heart disease, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosamond takes. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Dizziness, Cardiomyopathy, Research, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert W Drogan, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Robert Drogan's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Drogan include prostate problems, trichotillomania, and restless leg syndrome. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Drogan accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), Graves disease, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Trichotillomania, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine M Boutwell, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
5820 Nw Barry Road; Suite 400
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Christine Boutwell is a vascular neurologist in Kansas City, MO. These areas are among Dr. Boutwell's clinical interests: general neurology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and stroke. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Boutwell attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology

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Specializes in Neurology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 1235
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Larry Hollenbeck specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hollenbeck is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His distinctions include: American Academy of Neurology Fellow and Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Hollenbeck is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Neurology, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Blepharospasm, Migraine

Dr. Robert E Dattilio, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Robert Dattilio practices family medicine. His clinical interests include prostate problems, disc problems, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Dattilio's professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), Graves disease, psoriasis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Justin Scott Lawing, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N. Antioch; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Justin Lawing specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Lawing's clinical interests: disc problems, prostate problems, and restless leg syndrome. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), Graves disease, psoriasis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial ... (Read more)

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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.