We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare near Gladstone, MO.

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

Dr. Timothy Frey is a family medicine physician. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. Dr. Frey's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Frey studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Mary's 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosamond include rheumatic heart disease, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Rosamond is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Minneapolis VA Health Care System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Rosamond honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Larry Hollenbeck sees patients in North Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, MO. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hollenbeck honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hollenbeck include: American Academy of Neurology Fellow and Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Hollenbeck is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Robert Drogan practices family medicine in Gladstone, MO. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Drogan's areas of expertise include prostate problems, trichotillomania, and restless leg syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Drogan honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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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 medical specialist in vascular neurology. Her clinical interests include general neurology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and stroke. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boutwell is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Boutwell has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally 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. 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. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, disc problems, and restless leg syndrome. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dattilio graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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. John David Eatman, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5820 Nw Barry Road; Suite 400
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. John Eatman works as a neurologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in nerve conduction studies (NCS), myasthenia gravis, and neuropathy (nerve dysfunction). Dr. Eatman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

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

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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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