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

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

Dr. Anastasia Markopoulou specializes in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Markopoulou include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Markopoulou is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of the University of Crete Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Markopoulou (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Markopoulou is affiliated with MedStar Health. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Katz works as a neurologist. Dr. Katz is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Katz has received distinctions including Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Clinical Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Georgetown University Hospital. He is affiliated with Howard University Hospital and Suburban Hospital.

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

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

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

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

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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 specializes in pediatric neuropsychiatry. Dr. Packer's areas of clinical interest consist of myasthenia gravis and brain tumor. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Packer's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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

Dr. Thomas Faust specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatitis, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and autoimmune disorders. Dr. Faust's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Faust honors. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Faust attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors in America and Multiple teaching awards. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He 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' area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Ronis graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Ronis include psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and kawasaki disease. She takes Medicaid insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Ronis (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and French. She is 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 works as a nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Iheagwara include obesity, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Iheagwara honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Jos Faculty of Medical Sciences and Manipal College of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Iheagwara is affiliated with 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 is a Washington, DC physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaminski include myasthenia gravis. Dr. Kaminski accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kaminski trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He is 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 is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffiths include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Washington Adventist Hospital. Dr. Griffiths is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Griffiths's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency.

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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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