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We found 14 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicaid near Washington, DC.

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

Dr. Anastasia Markopoulou's specialty is adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Markopoulou takes. Dr. Markopoulou graduated from the University of Crete Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Albany Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Markopoulou (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Markopoulou welcomes 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. Lawrence Kwok Leung Leung Jung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Lawrence Jung is a physician who specializes in pediatric rheumatology. 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. He attended medical school at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. Dr. Jung's training includes residency programs at The Hospital for Sick Children and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. He is in-network for Medicaid insurance. Dr. Jung has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and autoimmune disorders. Dr. Faust is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Faust is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. His distinctions include: Best Doctors in America and Multiple teaching awards. Dr. Faust offers interpreting services for his patients.

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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. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. His clinical interests include myasthenia gravis. Dr. Packer honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. 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

Dr. Bruce David Glassman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
4660 Kenmore Avenue; Suite 500
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Bruce Glassman is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Glassman is professionally affiliated with Inova Alexandria Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Glassman trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Glassman has received include Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude; and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Glassman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
2233 Q Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Monte Meltzer's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Meltzer include academic dermatology, nail issues, and contact dermatitis. Dr. Meltzer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center and MedStar Health. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Meltzer completed a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Meltzer average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: "A" Proficiency Designator (Dermatology), U. S. Army Health Services Command; Marie T. Bonazinga Award for Excellence in Leukocyte Biology Research, Society for Leukocyte Biology; and Honorary Life Member of the Society for Leukocyte Biology, Society for Leukocyte Biology. Dr. Meltzer's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Thomas Gunning, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 2b
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Sean Gunning's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gunning accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Before completing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Gunning attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Gunning is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin of Color

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

Dr. Tova Ronis' area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ronis include psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and kawasaki disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's National Health System and Inova Fairfax Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Ronis attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ronis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telephone Interpretation and French.

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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 Other, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3800 Reservoir Road, Nw; Gorman 3041
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Allan Harrington is a physician who specializes in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of psoriasis and cosmetic skin treatment. The average patient rating for Dr. Harrington is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Harrington takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Dartmouth Medical School, he completed his residency training at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Dr. Harrington's distinctions include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Physician Educator Of The Year, 1989,1990-Martin; and Army Hospital, Ft Benning, Ga. His professional affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center, MedStar Health, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Harrington has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

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

Dr. Oyije Iheagwara works as a nephrologist. She attended the University of Jos Faculty of Medical Sciences and Manipal College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Howard University Hospital. In her practice, she is particularly interested in obesity, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Iheagwara honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. 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. Kevin Orlando Griffiths, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
106 Irving Street Nw; Physicians Office Building Suite 2500 North Tower
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Kevin Griffiths' specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Griffiths include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He is affiliated with MedStar Health and Washington Adventist Hospital. 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. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Griffiths's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Henry Kaminski is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kaminski include myasthenia gravis. He is affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis

Dr. Cheryl Dewan Bansal Turowski, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
110 Irving Street Nw; Suite 2b-44
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Cheryl Bansal practices pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Children's National Medical Center, Washington Hospital Center, and Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Bansal's areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
701 2nd Street, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Andrew Lazar is a specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lazar include academic dermatology, nail issues, and phototherapy (light therapy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital and Suburban Hospital. Dr. Lazar is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Lazar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Hair Problems, Psoriasis, Birthmark, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Academic Dermatology, ... (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.