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We found 5 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicaid near Omaha, NE.

Dr. Justin Gerhard Madson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4242 Farnam Street; Suite 360, North Doctors Building
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Justin Madson is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Madson include warts, contact dermatitis, and moles. Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Madson honors. His education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Moles, Psoriasis, Eczema, Botox Injection, Contact Dermatitis, Juvederm, Nail Surgery, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rebecca Wester practices family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among her clinical interests: long term care, prophylaxis (preventive treatment), and psoriatic arthritis. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Wester attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For her professional training, Dr. Wester completed a residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Wester offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Long Term Care, Depression, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Dizziness, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Mac Thomas McLaughlin, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4242 Farnam Street; Suite 650
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Mac McLaughlin specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. McLaughlin attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McLaughlin trained at Rhode Island Hospital. His areas of expertise include acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), celiac disease, and polymyositis. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. McLaughlin's professional affiliations include Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. Dr. McLaughlin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), multiple sclerosis (MS), antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, myasthenia gravis, celiac disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, Celiac Disease, Polymyositis, Intravenous Chemotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Stewart Papenfuss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4242 Farnam Street; Suite 360, North Doctors Building
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Jason Papenfuss is a pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Papenfuss include warts, hair problems, and moles. He is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Marco Gonzalez Castellon sees patients in Omaha, NE. His medical specialty is vascular neurology. Dr. Gonzalez Castellon graduated from the University of Panama School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: second opinions, syncope (fainting), and cerebral (brain) angiogram. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. 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)

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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.