We found 114 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Mehrdad Mazlumazdeh III, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2026, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mehrdad Maz, who practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He is conversant in Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maz include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maz takes.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Clinical Trials, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Herbert Benzinger Lindsley, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 5026 Wescoe, Mail Stop 2026
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Herbert Lindsley is an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Lindsley's areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and shoulder injury. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Myositis, Clinical Trials, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Michael Springer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 5026 Wescoe, Mail Stop 2026
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Jason Springer is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Springer graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Springer takes. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Selina A Gierer, DO
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2026, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Selina Gierer is an adult allergy & immunology specialist in Kansas City, KS. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gierer's areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and contact dermatitis. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Gierer attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gierer accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Clinical Trials, Wheezing, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kent Kwasind Huston, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 40, Building 2
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kent Huston is an adult rheumatology specialist in Kansas City, MO. His areas of expertise include scleroderma. Dr. Huston is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huston honors. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Scleroderma

Dr. Pim Jetanalin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Pim Jetanalin is an adult rheumatologist. Her clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, gout, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Jetanalin accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO. She graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Jetanalin (or staff) is conversant in Taiwanese and Thai. Dr. Jetanalin is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Joint Aspiration, Gout, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shelley Banerjee Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhattacharya graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks French and Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, psoriasis, autoimmune disorders

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

Dr. Rita M Hyde, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 2201
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Rita Hyde is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hyde include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Hyde takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Hyde has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Wheezing, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah M Christie, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 2201
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Deborah Hall is a Westwood, KS physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Hall's clinical interests: depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Wheezing, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brennen Leigh Seifers, DO
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Brennen Bittel's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Bittel include facial problems, visual evoked potential test, and migraine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bittel attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Bittel completed a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Bittel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann Bailey Robinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Ann Robinson is an ear, nose and throat specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Robinson graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Wheezing, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ting A Wang-Weinman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology, Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2025, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Ting Wang-Weinman is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Wang-Weinman's areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, acne, and syphilis. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Peking University Health Science Center and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Wang-Weinman speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis, scleroderma

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Psoriasis, Athlete's Foot, Clinical Trials, Eczema, Cysts, Research, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheila Maureen McGreevy-Barry, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sheila McGreevy works as an internist. Her clinical interests include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. McGreevy attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. McGreevy is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Mazen Mohammad Chaab Dimachkie, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; # Ms 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mazen Dimachkie is a specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Dimachkie include facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. Dr. Dimachkie studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dimachkie (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Myositis, Electromyography, Intraoperative Monitoring, Neuromuscular Disorders, Biopsy, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. Larsen an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Larsen include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Larsen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vernita Daniels Hairston-Mitchell, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Avenue; Mail Stop 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Vernita Hairston's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her clinical interests include facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Hairston's professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Maryland General Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hairston takes. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Myositis, Syncope, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, ... (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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