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We found 8 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicaid near Washington, DC.

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

Dr. Anastasia Markopoulou's specialties are general practice and adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Markopoulou honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She graduated from the University of Crete Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Markopoulou's residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Markopoulou (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek.

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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 works as a pediatric rheumatologist. Dr. Jung offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and kawasaki disease. He is affiliated with Children's National Health System. Before performing his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University, Dr. Jung attended the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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.

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

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

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

Dr. Thomas Faust's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Faust include hepatitis, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and autoimmune disorders. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Faust include: Best Doctors in America and Multiple teaching awards. Dr. Faust offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Faust's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

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

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

Dr. Roger Packer is a pediatric neuropsychiatrist. His clinical interests include myasthenia gravis and brain tumor. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Packer attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Packer is 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. Tova Ronis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Tova Ronis is a pediatric rheumatologist. Her areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and kawasaki disease. She accepts Medicaid insurance. Dr. Ronis attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Ronis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Kevin Orlando Griffiths, MD
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. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Griffiths include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Dr. Griffiths is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Washington Adventist Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Oyije Iheagwara's specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. She is affiliated with Howard University Hospital. Before performing her residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Iheagwara attended the University of Jos Faculty of Medical Sciences and Manipal College of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Iheagwara honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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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 neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaminski include myasthenia gravis. He is professionally affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates. Dr. Kaminski honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Kaminski attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis

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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.