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We found 9 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Frey graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Frey include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frey accepts. His hospital/clinic 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. Robert W Drogan, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Robert Drogan's specialty is family medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Drogan's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, trichotillomania, and restless leg syndrome. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drogan accepts. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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)

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

Dr. Larry Hollenbeck is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hollenbeck trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Hollenbeck has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hollenbeck accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Christine M Boutwell, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
5820 Nw Barry Road; Suite 400
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Christine Boutwell specializes in vascular neurology and practices in Kansas City, MO. Her clinical interests include general neurology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and stroke. Dr. Boutwell has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Before completing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Boutwell attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Boutwell 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

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

Dr. Thomas Rosamond is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosamond include rheumatic heart disease, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Rosamond honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Minneapolis VA Health Care System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. 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. Colleen Marie Reisz, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5330 N Oak Trafficway; Suite 201
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Colleen Reisz's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reisz include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Reisz is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Reisz performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Kimberly Renee Schoofs, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
5810 Nw Barry Road; Suite 100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kimberly Schoofs works as a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and surgical dermatologist. Dr. Schoofs's areas of expertise include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Robert Dattilio is a family medicine practitioner in Gladstone, MO. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include prostate problems, disc problems, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Dattilio takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Justin Lawing works as a family practitioner. Clinical interests for Dr. Lawing include disc problems, prostate problems, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Lawing is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawing graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), 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)

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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.