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We found 276 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Cigna near Astoria, NY.

Dr. Hendricks H Whitman III, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
535 E 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hendricks Whitman is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in New York, NY. Dr. Whitman's clinical interests include mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), fibromyalgia, and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Whitman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Senior Year Medical School with Honors, Teaching Award Morristown Memorial Hospital, Cum Laude; Senior Year Medical School with Honors, Teaching Award Morristown Memorial Hospital; and Cum Laude.

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Relevant Interests: , mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juliet Brause Aizer, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Juliet Aizer's specialty is adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise consist of psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aizer accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Aizer include: New York Rising Stars; Harvard College Scholarship; and Clarence C. Coryell Prize in Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Anne Ruth Bass, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anne Bass' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bass include lyme disease, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She takes Coresource, POMCO, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Bass completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors and New York Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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

All Interests: Inflammatory Eye Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Lyme Disease, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joan Meier Bathon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joan Bathon's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bathon include psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Bathon obtained her medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Bathon welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout

Dr. Yousaf Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
1468 Madison Avenue; Annenberg Building, Floor 21 Room 56
New York, NY
 

Dr. Yousaf Ali is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Ali is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ali include osteoporosis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University College London (UCL) Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Ali has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leslie Dubin Kerr, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1468 Madison Avenue; Annenberg Building, Floor 2nd
New York, NY
 

Dr. Leslie Kerr works as a rheumatologist. She has a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Dr. Kerr accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to English, Dr. Kerr speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout

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Dr. Stephen A Smiles, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
333 East 38th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Smiles is an adult rheumatology specialist in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, and lupus. The average patient rating for Dr. Smiles is 3.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smiles honors. Dr. Smiles obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Metabolic Bone Disease, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Anca Dinu Askanase, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anca Askanase, who practices in New York, NY and Bronx, NY, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Askanase's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Askanase attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school. Dr. Askanase has received the following distinction: One of America's Top Doctors. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
207 East 84th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paula Rackoff works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Rackoff is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: metabolic bone disease, psoriatic arthritis, and gout. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine and Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Rackoff (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Immunodeficiency, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry H Shen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
333 E. 38th Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Harry Shen's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Shen's areas of expertise include back pain, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Shen speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Michael Belmont, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
333 East 38th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Howard Belmont is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Belmont's clinical interests: antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Belmont is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Ear Problems, Gout, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Elana Jaye Bernstein, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
535 E 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elana Bernstein specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Bernstein attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Bernstein takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has received distinctions including Arthritis Foundation Clinical to Research Transition Award; Charles L. Christian Award for Excellence in Musculoskeletal Research; and Rheumatology Research Foundation Scientist Development Award. In addition to English, Dr. Bernstein speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Bronx VA Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Grace Nickerson, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Katherine Nickerson is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. She takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nickerson studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Nickerson completed a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Nickerson speaks Spanish. Dr. Nickerson is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus

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Dr. Soumya Munagala Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
333 East 38th Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Soumya Reddy is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Reddy is especially interested in psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Reddy trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. She takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
37 W 26th Street; Suite 204
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ariel Teitel works as a rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Teitel include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and lupus. Patient reviews placed Dr. Teitel at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Teitel trained at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Teitel (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Immunodeficiency, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Jay Bernstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
923 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Bernstein specializes in adult rheumatology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bernstein include back pain, joint pain, and connective tissue disorders. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Lenox Hill Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Bernstein takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Sapienza University of Rome and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and New Britain General Hospital. Dr. Bernstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: French, Italian, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, Gout, ... (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.