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

Dr. Anu Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6001 Montrose Road; Suite 702
North Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Anu Sharma practices adult rheumatology in North Bethesda, MD and Bethesda, MD. Dr. Sharma takes Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Saba University School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Nominated as a new "up and coming doc to watch", Washington Magazine; Best Physicians in Washington, Washington Magazine, 2012 - 2014; and Treasurer, Rheumatism Society of the District of Columbia, 2012 - 2013. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Suburban Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Madalene K Greene, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
10401 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Madalene Greene is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. She works in Bethesda, MD. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Greene include lupus. Dr. Greene is affiliated with Suburban Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Greene is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Joint Aspiration, Gout, Lupus

Dr. Yingxue Zhang, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
9031 Shady Grove Court
Gaithersburg, MD
 

Dr. Yingxue Zhang specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Zhang's clinical interests include lupus. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Third Military Medical University. She trained at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Zhang is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Lupus

Dr. Jordan Lawrence Heffez, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6410 Rockledge Drive; 400
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Jordan Heffez's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Heffez include uveitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Heffez is affiliated with Suburban Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients. After attending Temple University School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Heffez has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident, Tulane University. Dr. Heffez (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cataracts, Hypertension, Crohn's Disease, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

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

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
3202 Tower Oaks Boulevard; 330
N Bethesda, MD
 

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)

Dr. Leonard Marvin Parver, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6410 Rockledge Drive; Suite 400
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Leonard Parver is a retina specialist. Dr. Parver (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Amharic, Arabic, and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cataract surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Suburban Hospital, and Washington Hospital Center. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal's residency program. On average, patients gave Dr. Parver a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Parver has received the following distinctions: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology; and Vicennial Award, Georgetown University. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Research, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Hypertension, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Rabin's area of specialization is pediatric rehabilitation medicine. His areas of expertise consist of myasthenia gravis, tourette syndrome, and cerebral palsy. Dr. Rabin's professional affiliations include Children's National Health System and MedStar Health. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rabin honors. Dr. Rabin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

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

Dr. Robert Frederic Stephens, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6410 Rockledge Drive; Suite 400
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Robert Stephens is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Stephens's areas of expertise consist of diabetic retinopathy, vitreous problems, and laser surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Stephens attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Stephens include: Assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology, George Washington University; Previous vice chairman, Washington National Eye Center at Washington Hospital Center; and Professor of clinical ophthalmology, Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center. He is affiliated with MedStar Health and Suburban Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Allergies, Vascular Disease, Retina Problems, Crohn's Disease, Laser Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allison Ehrlich Ehrlich, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
6410 Rockledge Drive; #201
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Alison Ehrlich specializes in surgical dermatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Ehrlich is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ehrlich's areas of expertise consist of allergic contact dermatitis and psoriasis. She is affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Ehrlich completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Dr. Andre Robert Gazdag, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Other
10215 Fernwood Road; The Camalier Building, Suite 506
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Andre Gazdag's area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Gazdag has a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis, sports health, and surgical procedures. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Gazdag is affiliated with Suburban Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raul Nestor Mandler, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
6000 Executive Boulevard; Room 302
North Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Raul Mandler is a specialist in neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Mandler at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in peripheral neuropathy, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is affiliated with Suburban Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Mandler is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mandler (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Neurological Disorders, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Dilhana Sumaiya Badurdeen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11240 Watermill Lane
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Dilhana Badurdeen's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Badurdeen attended medical school at Manipal College of Medical Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at Howard University Hospital. She is affiliated with Howard University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease, Gastric Ulcer, Obesity, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid ... (Read more)

Anisa I Gire
Specializes in Optometry
7315 Wisconsin Avenue; West Tower, Suite 610
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Anisa Gire is an optometrist. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Gire is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Dry Eyes, Sjogren's Syndrome, Cornea Problems

Dr. Adam Friedman, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
4920 Elm Street; Suite 250
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Adam Friedman's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). His clinical interests include acne, lupus, and psoriasis. Dr. Friedman honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Friedman attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Friedman is affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Sarcoidosis, Wounds, Hives, Skin Infection, Acne, Hair Loss, Lupus

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Specializes in Dermatopathology
10313 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Elizabeth Dugan is a dermatopathology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Dugan include lymphoma, autoimmune disorders, and melanoma. Dr. Dugan is affiliated with MedStar Health. She is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency 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.