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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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mahajan include leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. She is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Mahajan attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She also offers interpreting services for her 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. Lynell Warren Klassen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Lynell Klassen practices adult rheumatology in Omaha, NE. He offers interpreting services for his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Dr. Klassen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. Dr. Klassen attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He takes Medicare insurance.

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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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Moore's areas of expertise include the following: leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Moore 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, who practices in Omaha, NE, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Dr. Cannella is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Cannella completed her residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. 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 a rheumatologist in Omaha, NE. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of expertise include leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Dr. Mikuls's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Mikuls takes Medicare insurance.

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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and leg pain. Dr. Erickson takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Erickson trained at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center for residency. He 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: , 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 a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hearth-Holmes include leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. She is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. Dr. Hearth-Holmes is in-network for Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Hearth-Holmes offers interpreting services for her 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 area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. O'Dell's areas of expertise include leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. His professional affiliations include Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. Dr. O'Dell graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Inaganti Shah is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid), and clinical trials. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with 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. James William Gigantelli, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3902 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. James Gigantelli, who practices in Omaha, NE, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: hemifacial spasm, graves disease, and tear duct problems (lacrimal apparatus). He is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. Dr. Gigantelli takes Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

Dr. Philipp Nicolas Streubel Bergenthal, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Philipp Streubel is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests include forearm fracture, second opinions, and elbow pain. Dr. Streubel's professional affiliations include Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. Dr. Streubel graduated from Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Rebecca Wester specializes in family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Her clinical interests include long term care, prophylaxis (preventive treatment), and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Wester is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency 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. Joseph Americo Maciel Fernandes Filho Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurology
4242 Farnam Street; Suite 650
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Joseph Americo Fernandes, who practices in Omaha, NE, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include muscle pain, myasthenia gravis, and neuropathic pain. Dr. Fernandes takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Federal University of Bahia. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for his residency. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Fernandes is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Polymyositis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myositis, Electromyography, Wrist Problems, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Tibbels practices family medicine. Dr. Tibbels offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of expertise include long term care, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. He is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine. Before performing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Tibbels attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors 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: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Ingrown Nails, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samer Ibrahim Renno, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4239 Farnam Street; Suite 701
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Samer Renno practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Renno's clinical interests include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid), and clinical trials. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Renno'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. Shannon Cathleen Lynch, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3902 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Shannon Lynch specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Omaha, NE. Dr. Lynch's areas of expertise include visual evoked potential test, hemifacial spasm, and nystagmus. She is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. She takes Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Lynch's training includes a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Nystagmus, Hemifacial Spasm, Eye Movement Disorders, Thyroid ... (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.