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

Dr. Larry Hollenbeck is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in North Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, MO. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hollenbeck is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hollenbeck welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Academy of Neurology Fellow and Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Neurology, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Blepharospasm, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Rosamond is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Rosamond's areas of expertise include the following: rheumatic heart disease, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Minneapolis VA Health Care System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Rosamond attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He is professionally 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 Eric Dattilio, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Robert Dattilio is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Dattilio's clinical interests include prostate problems, disc problems, and restless leg syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Dattilio graduated from 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. Christine M Boutwell, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
5820 Nw Barry Road; Suite 400
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Christine Boutwell's specialty is vascular neurology. She has a special interest in general neurology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and stroke. Dr. Boutwell is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boutwell accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology

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

Dr. Timothy Frey's specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Frey is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Frey include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. Dr. Frey honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Mary's Hospital, Dr. Frey attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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 area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drogan include prostate problems, trichotillomania, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Drogan's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Drogan 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. His residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 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)

Dr. John David Eatman, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5820 Nw Barry Road; Suite 400
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. John Eatman is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Dr. Eatman is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has indicated that his clinical interests include nerve conduction studies (NCS), myasthenia gravis, and neuropathy (nerve dysfunction). He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eatman is professionally affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Electromyography, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, Nerve Conduction Studies

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

Dr. Justin Lawing practices family medicine. His clinical interests include disc problems, prostate problems, and restless leg syndrome. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Lawing attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.
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