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We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept WellCare near Albertson, NY.

Dr. Joshua L Fox, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
175 I.u. Willets Road
Albertson, NY
 

Dr. Joshua Fox's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fox include rosacea, dermabrasion, and moles. Dr. Fox is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Fox (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Fox is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Huntington Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Chemical Peels, Rosacea, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. William John Long, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2200 Northern Boulevard; Suite 121
East Hills, NY
 

Dr. William Long is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Long include leg pain, knee fracture, and knee arthroscopy. Patients gave Dr. Long an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Long (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Long is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Knee Fracture, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Braemar Ogilvie, MD
Specializes in Surgery
488 Great Neck Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Ogilvie is a specialist in surgery. Dr. Ogilvie (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. These areas are among Dr. Ogilvie's clinical interests: thyroid cancer, graves disease, and thyroid surgery. She is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Ogilvie attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Hyperparathyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Neck Surgery, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Meryl Blecker Blecker Joerg, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
175 Iu Willets Road
Albertson, NY
 

Dr. Meryl Joerg is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Joerg include contact dermatitis, rosacea, and moles. The average patient rating for Dr. Joerg is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Joerg (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Moles, Psoriasis, Eczema, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Atopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Seth Andrew Gross, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Community Drive; North Shore Unv Hospital, Department of Medicine
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Seth Gross practices adult gastroenterology in New York, NY and Manhasset, NY. These areas are among Dr. Gross's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gross speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Upper Endoscopy, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremiah J Levine, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Lijmc - Department of Pediatrics; 269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Jeremiah Levine sees patients in New Hyde Park, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Levine's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and liver disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Levine (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. His professional affiliations include Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Celiac Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Libia C Moy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
222 Station Plaza North; Suite 406
Mineola, NY
 

Dr. Libia Moy's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Moy (or staff) speaks Spanish and Cantonese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moy include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. She is affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and Winthrop-University Hospital. She attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Winthrop University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Celiac Disease, ... (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.