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We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Plans near Bethpage, NY.

Dr. Phillip Orbuch, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4277 Hempstead Turnpike
Bethpage, NY
 

Dr. Philip Orbuch is a pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Orbuch's clinical interests: warts, hair problems, and contact dermatitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Orbuch is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Orbuch performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Orbuch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Orbuch's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatology
4277 Hempstead Turnpike; 206
Bethpage, NY
 

Dr. Shari Marchbein is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: chemical peels, acne, and melasma. Dr. Marchbein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Marchbein's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She has received the distinction of 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. Rena Sue Brand, MD
Specializes in Dermatology, Other
4277 Hempstead Turnpike
Bethpage, NY
 

Dr. Rena Brand practices dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among her clinical interests: moles, acne, and psoriasis. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brand takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Brand's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Brand (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Edwin Kim Joe, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
4277 Hempstead Turnpike; Suite 206
Bethpage, NY
 

Dr. Edwin Joe works as a pediatric dermatologist. Dr. Joe (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: contact dermatitis, hair problems, and rosacea. Dr. Joe is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Joe attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Rosacea, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Jethanamest specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in New York, NY, Suite 7q, NY, and Woodbury, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jethanamest include otosclerosis, acoustic neuroma, and meniere's disease. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Jethanamest (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
4277 Hempstead Turnpike; Suite 206
Bethpage, NY
 

Dr. Stefan Bradu is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Dr. Bradu is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: academic dermatology, nail issues, and contact dermatitis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bradu honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Romanian. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
30 Merrick Avenue; Suite 112
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Rhona Susser works as a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Susser's areas of expertise consist of nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. The average patient rating for Dr. Susser is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Susser honors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, Tropical Skin Diseases

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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.