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

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

Dr. Myrna Cardiel, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Cardiel's areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, back injuries, and hemifacial spasm. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cardiel has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Ilya Kister sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is conversant in Russian. Dr. Kister's clinical interests encompass neuromyelitis optica, multiple sclerosis (MS), and transverse myelitis. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Kister's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kister honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

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 in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Snyder (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and French. In Dr. Snyder's practice, he is particularly interested in general neurology and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Snyder attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and United Healthcare Compass. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology

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

Dr. Jai Perumal works as a neurologist and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in New York, NY and Nyack, NY. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include neuromyelitis optica, multiple sclerosis (MS), and vasculitis. Dr. Perumal's professional affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine and Nyack Hospital. She is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Perumal attended medical school at Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. Dr. Perumal has received the following distinction: Sylvia Lawry Fellow of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Lauren Krupp is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Krupp attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Krupp's areas of expertise consist of neuromyelitis optica, multiple sclerosis (MS), and clinical trials. Patient ratings for Dr. Krupp average 3.5 stars out of 5. She 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, Eye Problems, Clinical Trials, Multiple Sclerosis, ... (Read more)

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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 New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Stuebgen has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and myositis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. After completing medical school at the University of Pretoria School of Medicine, Dr. Stuebgen performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include One of America's Top Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and Marquis Who's Who in Healthcare and Medicine (2006/7). In addition to English, Dr. Stuebgen (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Japanese. He is 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)

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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 physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gross include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and muscle pain. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gross honors. Dr. Gross graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Gross (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Korean, and German. His hospital/clinic 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. Michael Wayne ODell, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
525 East 68th Street Baker 16
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael O'Dell sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. O'Dell attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Dell include neurorehabilitation, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Dell honors. Dr. O'Dell has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and PM&R Faculty Teaching Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurorehabilitation, Spasticity, Stroke Rehabilitation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nancy Nealon, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave Dr. Nealon an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS) and headache. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Nealon performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include One of America's Top Doctors; Fellowship, Neuro-Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and Fellowship, Nerve Muscle and Electrodiagnosis - Columbia University. Dr. Nealon (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Nealon is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Disorders

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

Dr. Marshall Keilson works as a neurologist and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. His clinical interests include dizziness, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Keilson's hospital/clinic affiliations include NYU Langone Levit Medical and Maimonides Medical Center. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Keilson studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Keilson (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Susan Gauthier is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Gauthier include multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Gauthier is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Before completing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Gauthier attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Gauthier a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Sylvia Lawry Fellowship in Clinical Trials, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, August.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

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Specializes in Physiatry
7 Gramercy Park; Suite 1a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ali Guy works as a physiatrist in Jericho, NY and New York, NY. He is a graduate of National University of the Northeast (UNNE) Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Guy trained at VA Medical Center and Cabrini Medical Center. Dr. Guy's areas of expertise include the following: neurorehabilitation, multiple sclerosis (MS), and cancer rehabilitation. Dr. Guy's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Pain, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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). In addition to English, Dr. Apatoff (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and German. Dr. Apatoff has indicated that his clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Apatoff include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

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

Dr. Jonathan Howard's areas of specialization are psychiatry and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Howard's areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS) and depression. He takes 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. He is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Multiple Sclerosis

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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). Dr. Liu's clinical interests include carpal tunnel syndrome, hip pain, and ACL injury. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Phelps Memorial Hospital Association, and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Liu obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Liu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language.

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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. Sofiya Prilik, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
40 Heyward Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sofiya Prilik sees patients in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Her medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Prilik's areas of expertise include neurorehabilitation, multiple sclerosis (MS), and lymphedema. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prilik has received the following distinction: 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)

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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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