We found 286 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Cigna near Astoria, NY.

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

Dr. Juliet Aizer specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in New York, NY. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Aizer include psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Aizer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and more. She has received distinctions including New York Rising Stars; Harvard College Scholarship; and Clarence C. Coryell Prize in Medicine. Dr. Aizer 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' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bass include lyme disease, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She takes POMCO, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to 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. Her distinctions include: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors and New York Super Doctors. She is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Hendricks Whitman practices adult rheumatology in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), fibromyalgia, and lupus. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Whitman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Whitman has received distinctions including 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. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

Dr. Joan M Bathon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Room 206
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joan Bathon practices adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Bathon's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO. Dr. Bathon's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. David Goddard is a rheumatologist in Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, and Great Neck, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus nephritis. Dr. Goddard has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Goddard (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Goddard is affiliated with 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. Leslie Dubin Kerr, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1468 Madison Avenue; Annenberg Building, Floor 2nd
New York, NY
 

Dr. Leslie Kerr, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She has a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Dr. Kerr is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kerr is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout

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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Bernstein's clinical interests: polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Her professional affiliations include Bronx VA Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Bernstein attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bernstein 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 open to 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. Anca Dinu Askanase, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anca Askanase works as an adult rheumatologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Askanase is 3.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Askanase's practice, she is particularly interested in vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Askanase studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. She completed her residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She has received the following distinction: One of America's Top Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She has an open panel.

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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. Andres Matias Piatti, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
934 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Andres Piatti works as a rheumatologist. In addition to English, Dr. Piatti speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He attended National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Dr. Piatti is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He has received the following distinctions: 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)

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

Dr. Ariel Teitel, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Teitel (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Teitel include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and gout. Dr. Teitel is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Teitel's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Teitel accepts.

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

Dr. Brian Golden, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Golden has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: joint pain, osteoporosis, and connective tissue disorders. He is affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Golden trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Golden speaks Spanish.

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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. Laura Pardilla Geraldino-Pardilla, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Laura Geraldino-Pardilla works as an adult rheumatologist in New York, NY. She studied medicine at Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. She trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Geraldino-Pardilla include psoriatic arthritis, connective tissue disorders, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Geraldino-Pardilla takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include National Young Talent scholarship for medical school; Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (Summa Cum Laude) graduate; and Clinical and Translational Science Pilot Award. Dr. Geraldino-Pardilla (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ultrasound, Rheumatic Diseases, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jay Adlersberg is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in New York, NY. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Adlersberg's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, joint pain, and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before completing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Adlersberg attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He speaks French. He is affiliated with Northwell Health, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Elizabeth Mayer is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise consist of vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mayer takes. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Mayer has received the following distinctions: 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. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Howard Belmont specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Belmont's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Belmont has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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)

Dr. Jon Tyler Giles, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Room 206
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jon Giles is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Giles's areas of clinical interest consist of psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He takes Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Giles has an open panel. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout

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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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