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We found 4 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Plans near Bethpage, NY.

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology
4277 Hempstead Turnpike
Bethpage, NY
 

Dr. Philip Orbuch works as a pediatric dermatologist. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Orbuch's clinical interests: warts, nail issues, and hair problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Orbuch (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatology
4277 Hempstead Turnpike; 206
Bethpage, NY
 

Dr. Shari Marchbein practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Bethpage, NY and New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marchbein include chemical peels, acne, and melasma. On average, patients gave Dr. Marchbein a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. Dr. Marchbein has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Botox Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Acne, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Jethanamest, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
173 Froehlich Farm Boulevard
Woodbury, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Jethanamest works as an otologist and neurotologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Jethanamest include otosclerosis, acoustic neuroma, and meniere's disease. Dr. Jethanamest's professional affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Jethanamest has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Jethanamest (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Facial Paralysis, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Meniere's Disease, Autoimmune Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatology, Other
4277 Hempstead Turnpike
Bethpage, NY
 

Dr. Rena Brand's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include moles, acne, and psoriasis. Dr. Brand is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Brand is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Moles, Psoriasis, Eczema, Skin Cancer, Acne, Laser Surgery, Skin Issues, Aging

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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.