We found 118 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare near Omaha, NE.

Dr. Tina Dewan Mahajan, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
988102 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Tina Mahajan, who practices in Omaha, NE and La Vista, NE, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Before performing her residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Mahajan attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Mahajan's areas of expertise include the following: leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Mahajan is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Scleritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynell Warren Klassen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Lynell Klassen's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Klassen's clinical interests include leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Klassen's professional affiliations include Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Scleritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Francis Moore, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
988102 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Gerald Moore's specialty is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Moore is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Moore completed a residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Scleritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Christine Cannella, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Amy Cannella is an adult rheumatology specialist in Omaha, NE. Before completing her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Cannella attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cannella include leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. She accepts Medicare insurance. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Her professional affiliations include Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Scleritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ted Richard Mikuls, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Ted Mikuls is an adult rheumatologist. His clinical interests include leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. He is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. Dr. Mikuls honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Mikuls attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Scleritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Robert ODell, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. James O'Dell's specialty is adult rheumatology. Before completing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. O'Dell attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Dell include leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. O'Dell's professional affiliations include Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Scleritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Reuben Erickson, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Alan Erickson is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and leg pain. Dr. Erickson is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Dr. Erickson performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelene Payne Hearth-Holmes, MA, BA, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Michelene Hearth-Holmes is an adult rheumatologist. She attended Morehouse School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Clinical interests for Dr. Hearth-Holmes include leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Hearth-Holmes offers interpreting services for her patients. Her professional affiliations include Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Scleritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. James William Gigantelli, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
3902 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. James Gigantelli is an ocular plastic surgeon in Omaha, NE. Dr. Gigantelli's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hemifacial spasm, graves disease, and tear duct problems (lacrimal apparatus). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Gigantelli's education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Hemifacial Spasm, Prosthetics, Thyroid Problems, Graves Disease, Tumor, Botox ... (Read more)

Dr. Inaganti Mastan Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4239 Farnam Street; Suite 701
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Inaganti Shah is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid), and clinical trials. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University. For his residency, Dr. Shah trained at Scott and White Healthcare and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs, Nebraska Medicine, and CHI Health Immanuel.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Blood Cancers, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Transplant ... (Read more)

Dr. Philipp Nicolas Streubel Bergenthal, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4014 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Philipp Streubel, who practices in Omaha, NE and Bellevue, NE, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Streubel include forearm fracture, second opinions, and elbow pain. Dr. Streubel accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Streubel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Second Opinions, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Randolph Tibbels, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
988102 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Stephen Tibbels specializes in family medicine. Dr. Tibbels's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include long term care, cryosurgery, and wrist fracture. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Tibbels attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Tibbels offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus, celiac disease, Graves disease, psoriasis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Wheezing, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Ingrown Nails, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rebecca Wester's medical specialty is family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Wester include long term care, prophylaxis (preventive treatment), and psoriatic arthritis. She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Wester completed her residency training 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, Wheezing, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. James William Simmons, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
988102 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. James Simmons is a family medicine practitioner. His areas of expertise include the following: long term care, cryosurgery, and wrist fracture. Dr. Simmons is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Simmons trained at Via Christi Hospitals. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus, celiac disease, Graves disease, psoriasis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Wheezing, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Ingrown Nails, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Mark Paulman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
988102 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Paul Paulman sees patients in Omaha, NE. His medical specialty is family medicine. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Paulman's areas of expertise include long term care, cryosurgery, and wrist fracture. He is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Broadlawns Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus, celiac disease, Graves disease, psoriasis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Wheezing, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Ingrown Nails, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Beau Slavin Konigsberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4014 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Beau Konigsberg's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. These areas are among Dr. Konigsberg's clinical interests: knee arthritis, prosthetics, and second opinions. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Konigsberg offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Second Opinions, Knee Fracture, Patellofemoral Replacement, Hip 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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