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We found 11 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept WellCare near Albertson, NY.

Dr. Joshua L Fox, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
175 I.u. Willets Road
Albertson, NY
 

Dr. Joshua Fox is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Fox is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: hair problems, rosacea, and dermabrasion. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Fox attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Fox (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Huntington Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, Chemical Peels, Skin ... (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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Long (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian. His areas of expertise include leg pain, knee fracture, and knee arthroscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Long accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Long has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. He is accepting 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 practices surgery in New York, NY and Great Neck, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, graves disease, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Ogilvie is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Ogilvie attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ogilvie (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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. Jason Shaoul Applebaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
175 Iu Willets Road
Albertson, NY
 

Dr. Jason Applebaum's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery; he sees patients in Fresh Meadows, NY, Albertson, NY, and New York, NY. Dr. Applebaum (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Yiddish. His clinical interests include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. Dr. Applebaum's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Applebaum's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Elderplan, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Meryl Joerg is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology. She attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Joerg trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for her residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: contact dermatitis, rosacea, and moles. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Joerg has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Joerg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Joerg's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Rosacea, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lance Alan Barazani, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
175 I.u. Willets Road
Roslyn Heights, NY
 

Dr. Lance Barazani's medical specialty is surgical dermatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Barazani average 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Barazani include hair problems, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Barazani completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Barazani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Barazani is professionally affiliated with Plainview Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Amit Garg, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
1554 Northern Boulevard, Suite 202; Department of Dermatology
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Amit Garg practices dermatopathology. Patient ratings for Dr. Garg average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in academic dermatology, phototherapy (light therapy), and psoriasis. He is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Garg is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Sign Language.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, Phototherapy

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

Dr. Seth Gross sees patients in New York, NY and Manhasset, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gross's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gross accepts. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in 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. Valerie Goldburt, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
175 Lu Willets Road
Albertson, NY
 

Dr. Valerie Goldburt is a surgical dermatologist in Fresh Meadows, NY, Albertson, NY, and Commack, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldburt include psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. She studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Goldburt highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldburt takes. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin of Color

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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Levine (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: crohn's disease, celiac disease, and liver disease. Dr. Levine's hospital/clinic affiliations include Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Levine completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levine honors.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Moy (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Cantonese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moy include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Moy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and Winthrop-University Hospital. Dr. Moy attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Winthrop University Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.