We found 11 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare Advantage near Washington, DC.

Dr. Victoria Kate Shanmugam, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 2b
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Victoria Shanmugam practices adult rheumatology. Before performing her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Shanmugam attended Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and Oxford University Medical School. She accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Shanmugam's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and GW Medical Faculty Associates. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shanmugam's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Chronic Wounds, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anastasia Markopoulou's areas of specialization are general practice and adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Markopoulou takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Markopoulou is accepting new patients. She attended the University of Crete Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. 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)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
102 Irving Street Nw; Room 2141
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Robert Bunning is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Before completing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Bunning attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bunning takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Replacement Arthroplasty, Osteoarthritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3800 Reservoir Road
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Carol Mitnick's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave Dr. Mitnick a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mitnick's office for an appointment. She studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Mitnick trained at Georgetown University Hospital for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
110 Irving Street Nw; Suite 2a66
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Arthur Weinstein is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Washington, DC. Dr. Weinstein's areas of expertise include the following: lupus, lyme disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinstein takes. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Weinstein studied medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wellesley Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, and Toronto General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Lyme Disease

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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. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Faust include hepatitis, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and autoimmune disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Faust is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Faust's distinctions include: Best Doctors in America and Multiple teaching awards. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Faust is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

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

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Specializes in General Practice, Neurology
3800 Reservoir Road N W; 7 Phc Georgetown University Hos
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Benjamin Osborne specializes in general practice and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Osborne include multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri). He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Osborne accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital.

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

All Interests: Intracranial Hypertension, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
110 Irving Street Nw; #2a44
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Mark Lin specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Washington, DC. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include spinal cord injuries, parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Lin trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with MedStar Health and Washington DC VA Medical Center. Dr. Lin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Dementia, Movement Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Department of Neurology 7 Phc
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Carlo Tornatore practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Tornatore include multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Tornatore is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tornatore takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

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Specializes in Neurology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw - 7phc
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Carlos Mora is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Washington, DC. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mora's clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cancer, and brain cancer. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mora accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Mora speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Cancer, Spinal Cancer, Neurological Disorders

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Specializes in Dermatopathology
3800 Reservoir Road North West
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Elizabeth Dugan is a dermatopathologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dugan include lymphoma, autoimmune disorders, and melanoma. Dr. Dugan is affiliated with MedStar Health. She takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Dugan's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Lymphoma, Autoimmune Disorders, Melanoma

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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.