We found 9 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicaid near Washington, DC.

Specializes in General Practice, Adult Rheumatology
110 Irving Street Nw; Suite 2a-66
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Anastasia Markopoulou specializes in general practice and adult rheumatology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Markopoulou takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Markopoulou attended the University of Crete Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Markopoulou (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. She is affiliated with MedStar Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Markopoulou's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal Problems, Gout, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Kwok Leung Leung Jung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Lawrence Jung's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and kawasaki disease. Dr. Jung is affiliated with Children's National Health System. He studied medicine at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. Dr. Jung completed his residency training at The Hospital for Sick Children and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. He takes Medicaid insurance. He has received distinctions including Earl Brewer Award for Physician Leadership, American Juvenile Arthritis Organization; Health Professional of the Year, Arthritis Foundation, Neb Chapter; and Top Doctors in Washington.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Arthritis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Joseph Packer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neuropsychiatry
111 Michigan Avenue, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Roger Packer is a specialist in pediatric neuropsychiatry. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Packer include myasthenia gravis and brain tumor. Dr. Packer accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Packer is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and the University of Virginia Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Learning Disabilities, Brain Tumor

Dr. David Michael Katz, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
2041 Georgia Avenue Nw; Towers Building 2100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. David Katz is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Katz is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katz's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at Duke University Medical Center. His distinctions include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Clinical Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Katz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Howard University Hospital and Suburban Hospital.

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

All Interests: Intracranial Hypertension, Graves Disease, Meningioma, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
2-phc, Room P2022; 3800 Reservoir Road, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Thomas Faust is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Faust offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests include hepatitis, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and autoimmune disorders. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Faust completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Faust honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America and Multiple teaching awards. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Tova Ronis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Tova Ronis' specialty is pediatric rheumatology. After completing medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ronis include psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and kawasaki disease. She honors Medicaid insurance. Dr. Ronis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and French. She is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Arthritis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Oyije Susannah Iheagwara, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2041 Georgia Avenue Nw; Office Locations
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Oyije Iheagwara's medical specialty is adult nephrology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in obesity, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Iheagwara is professionally affiliated with Howard University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Jos Faculty of Medical Sciences and Manipal College of Medical Sciences, she performed her residency at Howard University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Gastric Ulcer, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Obesity, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry John Kaminski, MD
Specializes in Neurology
22nd & I Street, Nw; 7th Floor
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Henry Kaminski's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Kaminski has a special interest in myasthenia gravis. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
106 Irving Street Nw; Physicians Office Building Suite 2500 North Tower
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Kevin Griffiths practices adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Griffiths attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Griffiths's professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Washington Adventist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Lupus, Kidney Problems

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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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