We found 23 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept Healthfirst near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. David Howard Snyder, MD
Specializes in Neurology
162 East 78th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Snyder is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of general neurology and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Snyder accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and more. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Snyder trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Snyder (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and French. Dr. Snyder's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology

Dr. Ilya Kister, MD
Specializes in Neurology
301 East 17th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ilya Kister is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Kister focuses on neuromyelitis optica, multiple sclerosis (MS), and transverse myelitis. Dr. Kister takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Kister attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Kister is conversant in Russian. Dr. Kister is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica, Transverse Myelitis, Optic Neuritis

Dr. Myrna Ivonne Diaz-Ortiz, MD
Specializes in Neurology
650 First Avenue; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Myrna Cardiel is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Cardiel include spinal cord tumor, concussion, and back injuries. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Cardiel honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Cardiel completed her residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Cardiel speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Back Injuries, Myasthenia Gravis, Electroencephalography, Sciatica, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy M Nealon, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1305 York Avenue Greenberg Center; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nancy Nealon is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Nealon's clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS) and headache. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nealon honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; Fellowship, Neuro-Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and Fellowship, Nerve Muscle and Electrodiagnosis - Columbia University. In addition to English, Dr. Nealon (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Disorders

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

Dr. Lauren Krupp specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Krupp's areas of expertise include the following: neuromyelitis optica, multiple sclerosis (MS), and clinical trials. The average patient rating for Dr. Krupp is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krupp accepts Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krupp (or staff) is conversant in 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, Clinical Trials, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffery M Gross, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine - Union Square Rehabilitation and Sports Med.; 32 Union Square East, 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gross is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Gross include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and muscle pain. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Gross is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Gross (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Korean, and German. Dr. Gross's professional affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Scoliosis, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Physical ... (Read more)

Dr. Joerg-Patrick Patrick Stuebgen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion; 607
New York, NY
 

Dr. J. Stuebgen is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. The average patient rating for Dr. Stuebgen is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stuebgen include multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and myositis. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pretoria School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Stuebgen has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and Marquis Who's Who in Healthcare and Medicine (2006/7). Dr. Stuebgen (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Myositis, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
101 Broadway; Suite 301
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Marshall Keilson's specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Keilson include dizziness, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Keilson accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Keilson has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Keilson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Keilson's hospital/clinic affiliations include NYU Langone Levit Medical and Maimonides Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Migraine, Dementia, Electroencephalography, Stroke, Epilepsy, Memory Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jai Swarna Perumal, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
1305 York Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jai Perumal's medical specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Perumal include neuromyelitis optica, multiple sclerosis (MS), and vasculitis. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Perumal takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. Dr. Perumal's training includes a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. She has received the distinction of Sylvia Lawry Fellow of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Nyack Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica, Transverse Myelitis, Vasculitis

Dr. Susan A Gauthier, MPH, MD, DO
Specializes in Neurology
1305 York Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Susan Gauthier's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Gauthier average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass multiple sclerosis (MS). She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gauthier accepts. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Gauthier has received the following distinction: Sylvia Lawry Fellowship in Clinical Trials, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, August.

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All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Brian Richard Apatoff, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurology
401 E 55th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Apatoff's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients rated Dr. Apatoff highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in multiple sclerosis (MS). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Apatoff attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Apatoff has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Apatoff (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Wei Angela Liu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
400 E 34th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Wei Liu is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her clinical interests include carpal tunnel syndrome, hip pain, and ACL injury. Dr. Liu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Liu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Liu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. Dr. Liu's professional affiliations include Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Phelps Memorial Hospital Association, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Svetlana Zhovtis Ryerson, MD
Specializes in Neurology
240 East 38th Street; 18th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lana Zhovtis' area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Zhovtis include multiple sclerosis (MS). Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zhovtis honors. Before completing her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Zhovtis attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Zhovtis has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Jonathan Edward Howard, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry, Neurology
301 East 17th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Howard sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are psychiatry and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Howard has a special interest in multiple sclerosis (MS) and depression. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System - Manhattan Campus and NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Howard attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Depression, Multiple Sclerosis

Specializes in Physiatry
40 Heyward Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sofiya Prilik's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Prilik attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include neurorehabilitation, multiple sclerosis (MS), and lymphedema. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Prilik honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Neurorehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Lymphedema, Stroke ... (Read more)

Dr. Cary David Buckner, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
263 Seventh Avenue; Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Cary Buckner's specialties are neurophysiology, electrodiagnostic medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He practices in Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: tremors, myasthenia gravis, and headache. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Buckner honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Buckner's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electrodiagnostic Testing, Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the protective covering of nerves, causing communication issues between the brain and other parts of the body. The cause of MS is unknown, but some factors may raise a person’s risk of developing it. For example, if your parent or sibling has MS, or you have another autoimmune disease like type 1 diabetes, you may be more predisposed to getting MS than others.

Symptoms of MS vary widely from person to person. Common ones are weakness in the arm or leg, lack of balance, stiff muscles, fatigue, dizziness, partial or total vision loss, slurred speech, and issues with bowel and bladder function. While there is no cure for MS, treatments focus on the following:

  • Reducing attacks, which occur when nerves become inflamed (or swollen), causing new symptoms to arise or existing ones to worsen. Drugs like corticosteroids lessen inflammation and may help prevent attacks or limit their occurrence.
  • Slowing the development of the disease. Immunomodulators are medications that alter the body’s immune response. They may minimize nerve damage brought on by MS and thus decrease the rate at which it progresses.
  • Easing symptoms. Physical therapy can help with leg weakness and improve balance. Medicines like muscle relaxants may be prescribed to reduce muscle stiffness.
Living with MS can be a challenge, but due to advancements in medicine over the past few decades, the quality of life of people with MS has increased. Although the average life expectancy of those who have the disease is about five years lower than the rest of the population, this difference seems to be at a gradual but steady decline.

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