We found 4 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicaid near Omaha, NE.

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Dr. Rebecca Mary Wester, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
989350 Nebraska Mdical Center
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Rebecca Wester is a physician who specializes in family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Wester's areas of expertise include long term care, prophylaxis (preventive treatment), and psoriatic arthritis. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis

All Interests: Long Term Care, Depression, Postmenopause, Wheezing, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes ... (Read more)

Dr. Marco Aurelio Gonzalez Castellon, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
4242 Farnam Street; Suite 650
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Marco Gonzalez Castellon, who practices in Omaha, NE, is a medical specialist in vascular neurology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez Castellon include second opinions, syncope (fainting), and cerebral (brain) angiogram. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez Castellon honors. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Gonzalez Castellon attended the University of Panama School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez Castellon (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Depression, Second Opinions, Atrial Fibrillation, Transcranial Doppler, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Justin Gerhard Madson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
4242 Farnam Street; Suite 360, North Doctors Building
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Justin Madson sees patients in Omaha, NE, Papillion, NE, and Bellevue, NE. His medical specialty is surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Madson include warts, birthmark removal, and moles. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Madson offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Moles, Psoriasis, Eczema, Botox Injection, Birthmark Removal, Juvederm, Skin Cancer, Facial ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
4242 Farnam Street; Suite 360, North Doctors Building
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Jason Papenfuss' area of specialization is surgical dermatology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Papenfuss's areas of expertise include the following: warts, rosacea, and moles. He is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Papenfuss completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Moles, Psoriasis, Eczema, Botox Injection, CO2 Laser Treatment, Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, ... (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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