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We found 14 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Health Net near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Leslie Dubin Kerr, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5 East 98th Street, Box 1118; Mount Sinai Hospital Rheumatology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Leslie Kerr works as a rheumatologist. She has a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Dr. Kerr accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to English, Dr. Kerr speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout

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Dr. Jessica Blair Ciralsky, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1305 York Avenue; 11th and 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jessica Ciralsky specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Ciralsky include LASIK, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Ciralsky takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Her education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Ciralsky has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Fellow of the Year, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; and Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship. Dr. Ciralsky (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joel Edward Lavine, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
3959 Broadway Bhs 7-702 (central)
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joel Lavine works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist. Dr. Lavine (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lavine include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lavine is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lavine's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Liver Transplant, Biliary Disorders, Liver ... (Read more)

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Dr. Anne Christine Hardick Dacko, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
155 Spring Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anne Dacko is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Dacko honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. Dr. Dacko is conversant in Spanish. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Lauren B Krupp, MD
Specializes in Neurology
240 East 38th Street; 18th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lauren Krupp is a neurologist in New York, NY, Huntington Station, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Her areas of expertise consist of multiple sclerosis (MS) and clinical trials. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krupp honors. Before performing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Krupp attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Krupp (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Mouth Problems, Cancer, Neurological Disorders, Eye Problems, Clinical Trials, Multiple Sclerosis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Robbyn Ellen Sockolow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street Helmsley Tower
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robbyn Sockolow's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Sockolow takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Sockolow attended medical school at New York Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include New York Super Doctors; The New York Times Magazine; and Castle Connolly, Top Pediatrician Award.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

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Dr. Maria Basile, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
309 West 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Maria Basile is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), contact dermatitis, and uveitis. She is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Basile accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Basile performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Basile (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Cataract Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Naum Tsynman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
139 Centre Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Donald Tsynman is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsynman include celiac disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He accepts Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. Matthew's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Tsynman (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Tsynman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alvin L Adler, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
100 East 74th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alvin Adler is a surgical dermatology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Adler average 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include genital warts, hair problems, and actinic keratosis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Adler (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Moles, Psoriasis, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Genital Warts, Plantar Warts, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc E Grossman, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
Marc E Grossman
625 Park Ave, NY
 

Dr. Marc Grossman is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist in White Plains, NY, 625 Park Ave, NY, and New York, NY. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include phototherapy (light therapy), hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and acne. Dr. Grossman is professionally affiliated with Winifred Masterson Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Grossman is in-network for Health Net, Health Net HMO, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Botox Injection, Biopsy, Skin Cancer, Acne, Hyperhidrosis, Rashes, Phototherapy

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Dr. Anthony Christos Parris, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2747 Crescent Street
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Parris' specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Parris's clinical interests include acne and psoriasis. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parris takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Parris (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Acne

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Specializes in Dermatology
121 E 60th Street; Suite 11 D
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Mann is a dermatologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mann's clinical interests include herpes, skin biopsy, and acne. He is in-network for Anthem, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Herpes, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Dermatitis, Acne, Skin Biopsy, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Galanakis, MD
Specializes in Clinical Pathology
University Hospital Blood Bank; Blood Bank L5, Uh, Hsc
Sunystony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Dennis Galanakis' area of specialization is clinical pathology. His areas of expertise include myasthenia gravis. Dr. Galanakis accepts Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. He trained at VA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Galanakis is conversant in Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
326 79th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Maha Awikeh works as an internist. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Awikeh include platelet disorders, thyroid problems, and depression. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Awikeh takes. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Depression, Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Bone ... (Read more)

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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.