We found 284 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Cigna near Astoria, NY.

Hendricks H. Whitman III, MD, FACP, FACR
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
525 East 71st Street; 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hendricks Whitman is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patients rated Dr. Whitman highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), fibromyalgia, and lupus. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and more. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Dr. Whitman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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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)

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

Dr. Juliet Aizer is a rheumatologist. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Dr. Aizer is especially interested in psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Aizer has received include New York Rising Stars; Harvard College Scholarship; and Clarence C. Coryell Prize in Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional 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

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

Dr. Anne Bass specializes in 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 is in-network for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Bass obtained her medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Her distinctions include: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors and New York Super Doctors. Her professional 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; Room 206
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joan Bathon is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Bathon has indicated that her clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO. Before performing her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Bathon attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Bathon is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Ariel Teitel's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Teitel's clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and gout. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Teitel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is 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. Leslie Dubin Kerr, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1468 Madison Avenue; Annenberg Building, Floor 2nd
New York, NY
 

Dr. Leslie Kerr practices adult rheumatology in New York, NY. She has a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Dr. Kerr honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kerr has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout

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

Dr. Anca Askanase specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. Patient reviews placed Dr. Askanase at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She takes Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and more. Dr. Askanase welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She has received the following distinction: One of America's Top Doctors.

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

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay Ben Adlersberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1085 Park Avenue; Suite 1n
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jay Adlersberg, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Adlersberg include back pain, joint pain, and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Dr. Adlersberg is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel and NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Adlersberg is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Adlersberg welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Yousaf Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Yousaf Ali works as a rheumatologist. Dr. Ali attended the University College London (UCL) Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ali has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ali's office for an appointment.

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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. David Harry Goddard, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
162 East 78th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Goddard is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Goddard is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goddard include joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus nephritis. Dr. Goddard is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. In addition to English, Dr. Goddard (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Goddard's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Joint Pain, Lupus Nephritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elana Bernstein is an adult rheumatology specialist. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Her clinical interests include polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Bernstein is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Arthritis Foundation Clinical to Research Transition Award; Charles L. Christian Award for Excellence in Musculoskeletal Research; and Rheumatology Research Foundation Scientist Development Award. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bernstein's professional affiliations include Bronx VA Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Paula Rackoff's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Rackoff include psoriatic arthritis, gout, and back pain. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rackoff honors. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine and Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Rackoff has received the following distinction: 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. Andres Matias Piatti, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
934 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Andres Piatti works as an adult rheumatologist in Brooklyn, NY. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Piatti is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Piatti is a graduate of National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Piatti has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Gout, Arthritis, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian David Golden, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
555 Madison Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Golden sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Golden include joint pain, osteoporosis, and connective tissue disorders. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Golden accepts. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Golden speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Metabolic Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Webster Mayer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Room 206
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elizabeth Mayer is an adult rheumatology specialist. Her clinical interests encompass vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mayer takes. She is accepting new patients. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Mayer completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Her distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mayer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Gout, Vasculitis

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

Dr. Harry Shen is an adult rheumatologist in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include back pain, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Dr. Shen takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Shen attended Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Shen is conversant in 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)

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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.
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