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. She works in Omaha, NE and La Vista, NE. Her clinical interests include leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Mahajan's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Mahajan is professionally 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. Ted Richard Mikuls, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Ted Mikuls is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests include leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Dr. Mikuls's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. Dr. Mikuls is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is in-network for 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. James Robert ODell, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. James O'Dell's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Dr. O'Dell is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. O'Dell's residency was performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. 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: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

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

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

Dr. Michelene Hearth-Holmes practices adult rheumatology in Omaha, NE. Dr. Hearth-Holmes's areas of expertise include leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. She is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hearth-Holmes completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. 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. Lynell Warren Klassen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Lynell Klassen's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Klassen's areas of expertise include the following: leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Klassen's hospital/clinic 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. These areas are among Dr. Erickson's clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and leg pain. He is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Erickson attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He trained at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center for residency. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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

Dr. Gerald Moore practices adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moore include leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Dr. Moore accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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 practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Cannella attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. Her areas of expertise include leg pain, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Cannella 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. Kevin Lloyd Garvin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4014 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Kevin Garvin's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, prosthetics, and second opinions. Dr. Garvin is in-network for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Garvin offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Beau Konigsberg is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Omaha, NE. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, prosthetics, and second opinions. Dr. Konigsberg honors Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Konigsberg'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: Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Second Opinions, Knee Fracture, Patellofemoral Replacement, Hip Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Americo Maciel Fernandes Filho Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurology
4242 Farnam Street; Suite 650
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Jose Americo Fernandes works as a neurologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Fernandes include muscle pain, myasthenia gravis, and neuropathic pain. Dr. Fernandes honors Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Federal University of Bahia and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. 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. Philipp Nicolas Streubel Bergenthal, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4014 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Philipp Streubel practices hand surgery and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among Dr. Streubel's clinical interests: forearm fracture, second opinions, and elbow pain. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. 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: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

Dr. Curtis Wayne Hartman, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4014 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Curtis Hartman practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Hartman obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, prosthetics, and second opinions. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Ankle Sprain, Patellofemoral Replacement, Hip Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mindy Jo Lacey, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
988102 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Mindy Lacey's specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include long term care, cryosurgery, and wrist fracture. She is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine. Dr. Lacey is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Lacey offers interpreting services for her 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. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4400 Emile Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Sarah Richards practices general internal medicine in Omaha, NE. She offers interpreting services for her patients. These areas are among Dr. Richards's clinical interests: long term care, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. She is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine. She 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. Richards honors Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. William Lee Lyons, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics
730 South 38th Avenue
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. William Lyons is a geriatrician. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Lyons's areas of expertise include the following: long term care, prophylaxis (preventive treatment), and psoriatic arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. Dr. Lyons's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Long Term Care, Depression, Wheezing, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Dizziness, ... (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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