We found 9 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Markopoulou include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Markopoulou takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Markopoulou attended medical school at the University of Crete Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Markopoulou (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. She 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. Lawrence Kwok Leung Leung Jung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Lawrence Jung's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and kawasaki disease. He is affiliated with Children's National Health System. Dr. Jung honors Medicaid insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. Dr. Jung's residency was performed at The Hospital for Sick Children and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. He 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. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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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's specialty is 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. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Packer speaks Spanish. His 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

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

Dr. David Katz's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Katz's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Katz has received include 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: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, Graves disease

All Interests: Intracranial Hypertension, Graves Disease, Meningioma, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Dizziness, ... (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 practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Faust include hepatitis, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and autoimmune disorders. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Faust takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Faust has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America and Multiple teaching awards. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Faust welcomes 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. These areas are among her clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and kawasaki disease. Dr. Ronis's professional affiliations include Children's National Health System and Inova Fairfax Hospital. She honors 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 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)

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

Dr. Oyije Iheagwara is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. She is a graduate of the University of Jos Faculty of Medical Sciences and Manipal College of Medical Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Iheagwara's clinical interests include obesity, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is professionally 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 neurologist. Dr. Kaminski's clinical interests encompass myasthenia gravis. He is professionally affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis

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

Dr. Kevin Griffiths' area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Griffiths attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Griffiths include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Griffiths is 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

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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.