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We found 32 rheumatologists who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Bronx, NY.

Dr. Lisa Florence Imundo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
3959 Broadway; Rm Bhn 106
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lisa Imundo's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Imundo is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: kawasaki disease, lupus, and lyme disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors, Nyack Hospital, and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Imundo accepts. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Imundo welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Kawasaki Disease, Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme Disease

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Dr. Matthew Herbert Ornstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
65 East 96th Street; #1b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Matthew Ornstein's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Ornstein speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG). His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ornstein takes several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Patients' Choice Award: & Compassionate Doctor Recognition. Dr. Ornstein welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Peter D Gorevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1468 Madison Avenue; Annenberg Building, Floor 05 Room 07
New York, NY
 

Dr. Peter Gorevic's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Vytra. Dr. Gorevic attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine. Dr. Gorevic (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Gorevic has an open panel.

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

Dr. Yousaf Ali's specialty is adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. Dr. Ali is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University College London (UCL) Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical 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 is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Kerr has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis and gout. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Kerr is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout

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Dr. Joan Meier Bathon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
630 W 168th Street; 10-445
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joan Bathon's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Dr. Bathon is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and more. She has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Bathon's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout

Dr. Anca Dinu Askanase, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3050 Corlear Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Anca Askanase practices adult rheumatology in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. Her education and training includes medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Her areas of expertise include vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Askanase's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Askanase is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Askanase welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elana Jaye Bernstein, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
130 West Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Elana Bernstein is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and more. Dr. Bernstein's education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. 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 conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jay Adlersberg is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in New York, NY. He is conversant in French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adlersberg include back pain, joint pain, and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Dr. Adlersberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel and NYU Langone Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Adlersberg is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Adlersberg is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Webster Mayer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
622 W. 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elizabeth Mayer practices adult rheumatology in New York, NY. In her practice, Dr. Mayer focuses on vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Dr. Mayer is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She honors Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Mayer attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. She has received distinctions including 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 languages: Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Gout, Vasculitis

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Dr. Katherine Grace Nickerson, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
161 Ft Washingtn Avenue; Room 218
New York, NY
 

Dr. Katherine Nickerson's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Nickerson's areas of expertise consist of lupus, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She accepts Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Nickerson has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis

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Dr. Munazza Afzal-Qadir, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
514 Gramatan Avenue; Ste P-3
Mount Vernon, NY
 

Dr. Munazza Afzal is an adult rheumatology specialist in Mount Vernon, NY and West Haverstraw, NY. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Dow Medical College and then she performed her residency at Mount Vernon Hospital and Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Westchester Medical Center.

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

Dr. David Goddard sees patients in Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, and Great Neck, NY. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Goddard (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. His clinical interests include joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus nephritis. Dr. Goddard is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. On average, patients gave Dr. Goddard a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Amy S Starr, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
3959 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Amy Starr works as a pediatric rheumatologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in rheumatic diseases. Dr. Starr is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Starr completed a residency program at Albany Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Starr include: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Starr (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors, Nyack Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases

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Dr. Laura Pardilla Geraldino-Pardilla, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
622 W 168th Street; P&s, Suite 10-445 (columbia University Medical Center)
New York, NY
 

Dr. Laura Geraldino-Pardilla is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. After attending Santo Domingo Institute of Technology for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Geraldino-Pardilla's areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, connective tissue disorders, and rheumatoid arthritis. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Geraldino-Pardilla accepts. Her distinctions 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 affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ultrasound, Rheumatic Diseases, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jane Sunmi Kang, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jane Kang specializes in adult rheumatology. In Dr. Kang's practice, she is particularly interested in myositis, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She accepts Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Kang obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis

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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is concerned with arthritis and other diseases of inflammation. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the joints and connective tissues. Arthritis, which occurs in the joints, is also a very common condition, so rheumatology is strongly associated with joint care. But rheumatology is about more that just arthritis. Other conditions that a rheumatologist might treat include:
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation at the base of the spine
  • Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that stops production of tears and saliva
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder causing widespread, chronic pain and fatigue

Pediatric rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in treating inflammatory diseases in children. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory diseases can begin even in childhood, and can cause a unique set of problems for active and growing children.

Rheumatologists use patient symptoms as well as lab tests and imaging tests such as MRIs to diagnose disease. Treatment varies widely depending on the diagnosis, but it may include physiotherapy (to improve motion, ability, and function) or medications. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDS (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) and steroids, or immune system suppressants such as methotrexate and TNF inhibitor medications (e.g. Enbrel, Humira). The goal is always to increase the patient’s ability to move without pain and to reduce the need for future treatment.