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We found 16 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare near Montgomery Village, MD.

Dr. Yingxue Zhang, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
16009 Comprint Circle
Gaithersburg, MD
 

Dr. Yingxue Zhang works as a rheumatologist. Her areas of expertise include lupus. Dr. Zhang accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Before completing her residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Zhang attended medical school at Third Military Medical University. Dr. Zhang is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Lupus

Dr. Roger Joseph Packer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neuropsychiatry
Montgomery County Outpatient Center
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Roger Packer is a medical specialist in pediatric neuropsychiatry. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is especially interested in myasthenia gravis. Dr. Packer accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Packer is conversant in Spanish. He 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

Dr. Sherry Lynette Henderson Henderson, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
14995 Shady Grove Road; Suite 150
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Sherry Maragh is a dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maragh include hair problems, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maragh honors Medicare insurance. She has received the distinction of Top Doctors, Washingtonian. Dr. Maragh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Thomas Chizen Yu, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
19735 Germantown Road; Suite 210
Germantown, MD
 

Dr. Thomas Yu is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: skin surgery, psoriasis, and nail surgery. Dr. Yu is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Yu attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Yu is professionally affiliated with Suburban Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Nail Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Philip Rabin, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Montgomery County Outpatient Center
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rabin's specialty is pediatric rehabilitation medicine. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rabin include myasthenia gravis, tourette syndrome, and cerebral palsy. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rabin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's National Health System and MedStar Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Cerebral Palsy, Spine Problems, Tourette Syndrome, Neuromuscular Disorders

Dr. Lawrence Jeffrey Green, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
15005 Shady Grove Road; Suite 440
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Lawrence Green is a surgical dermatology specialist. He attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include phototherapy (light therapy), hair problems, and psoriasis. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Green include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and GW Medical Faculty Associates.

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

Dr. Henry John Kaminski, MD
Specializes in Neurology
9715 Medical Center Drive; Suite 230
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Henry Kaminski's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include myasthenia gravis. He is affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates. Dr. Kaminski studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Kaminski's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis

Dr. Jay Mark Barnett, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2401 Research Boulevard; Suite 260
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Jay Barnett is a pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology specialist in Rockville, MD, Olney, MD, and Annapolis, MD. Patient reviews placed Dr. Barnett at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Barnett include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He is affiliated with Suburban Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Barnett accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Barnett attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He speaks Medical Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Sung Won Yoon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Dermatology
9715 Medical Center Drive; Suite 233
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Sung Yoon is a plastic surgery, general surgery, and pediatric dermatology specialist. Dr. Yoon speaks Korean. These areas are among Dr. Yoon's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Yoon's professional affiliations include Suburban Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Yoon studied medicine at The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Yoon completed Dr. Yoon's residency training at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Yoon is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Psoriasis, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
20528 Boland Farm Road; Suite 201
Germantown, MD
 

Dr. Arpana Shah sees patients in Charlotte Hall, MD, Germantown, MD, and Hollywood, MD. Her medical specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Shah studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Shah's training includes a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. She is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Shah is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Ted Laurence Rothstein, MD
Specializes in Neurology
9715 Medical Center Drive; Suite 230
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Ted Rothstein is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general neurology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and movement disorders. Dr. Rothstein honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Rothstein attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Dementia, Movement Disorders, Deep Brain Stimulation

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
16220 S. Frederick Avenue; Suite 306
Gaithersburg, MD
 

Dr. Wayne Xue is a specialist in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He graduated from Nantong Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Xue's clinical interests: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Frederick Memorial Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

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

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Specializes in Dermatology
19211 Montgomery Village Avenue; Suite B-12
Montgomery Village, MD
 

Dr. Anne Rothman specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Montgomery Village, MD and Gaithersburg, MD. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She has a special interest in phototherapy (light therapy), psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. Rothman accepts Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Rothman completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. She is professionally affiliated with Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Phototherapy, Skin Cancer

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology
15225 Shady Grove Road; Suite 303
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Laura Marquart specializes in pediatric dermatology and dermatopathology and practices in Rockville, MD and Bethesda, MD. Clinical interests for Dr. Marquart include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. She takes Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Laser Treatment, Skin Issues, Phototherapy, Contact Dermatitis

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
19211 Montgomery Vlg Avenue; # B12
Montgomery Village, MD
 

Dr. Roni Ford is a specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ford's clinical interests include phototherapy (light therapy), psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. She is affiliated with Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Dr. Ford takes Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Phototherapy

Dr. Amanda Grace Michael, MD
Specializes in Neurology
9715 Medical Center Drive; Suite 230
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Amanda Michael is a neurologist. Her clinical interests encompass multiple sclerosis (MS) and headache. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Michael attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. She is affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis

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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.