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

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

Dr. Lisa Imundo works as a pediatric rheumatologist. Dr. Imundo's areas of expertise include kawasaki disease, lupus, and lyme disease. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. 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 is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors, Nyack Hospital, and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). She is open to 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, who practices in Somers, NY, Carmel, NY, and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ornstein is in-network for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Patients' Choice Award: & Compassionate Doctor Recognition. Dr. Ornstein speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG). Dr. Ornstein is accepting new patients.

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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 is a rheumatologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and more. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Bathon completed her residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Bathon has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Peter Gorevic specializes in adult rheumatology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Vytra, and more. Dr. Gorevic obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gorevic include: 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 welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Yousaf Ali's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He studied medicine at the University College London (UCL) Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. These areas are among Dr. Ali's clinical interests: osteoporosis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Ali has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. In her practice, Dr. Kerr focuses on rheumatoid arthritis and gout. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Kerr is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is conversant in Spanish. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout

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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. On average, patients gave Dr. Askanase a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. She honors Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Askanase's residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical 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 works as a rheumatologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, joint pain, and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Adlersberg is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Adlersberg performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. He is conversant in French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Adlersberg has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Elana Bernstein is an adult rheumatology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bernstein include polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Bernstein's professional affiliations include Bronx VA Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. She accepts Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bernstein has received the following distinctions: Arthritis Foundation Clinical to Research Transition Award; Charles L. Christian Award for Excellence in Musculoskeletal Research; and Rheumatology Research Foundation Scientist Development Award. She speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Elizabeth Mayer is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Mayer has indicated that her clinical interests include vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and more. Dr. Mayer has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mayer (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Gout, 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, who practices in Mount Vernon, NY and West Haverstraw, NY, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Westchester Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Mount Vernon Hospital and Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Afzal attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Afzal accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst.

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Dr. Edward Dwyer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edward Dwyer works as an adult rheumatologist in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dwyer include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dwyer graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Dwyer is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dwyer is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jon Giles is an adult rheumatology specialist in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Giles include psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. He honors Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Giles graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout

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

Dr. Katherine Nickerson is an adult rheumatologist in New York, NY. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nickerson include lupus, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She takes Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Nickerson is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis

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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. These areas are among Dr. Goddard's clinical interests: joint pain, osteoporosis, and lupus nephritis. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Goddard (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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

Dr. Amy Starr is a pediatric rheumatology specialist. Her clinical interests encompass rheumatic diseases. Dr. Starr is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Starr attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Starr (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. Dr. Starr's professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors, Nyack Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases

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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.
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