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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 specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Her clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, back injuries, and hemifacial spasm. Dr. Cardiel takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Cardiel 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 specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in New York, NY. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kister include multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Kister's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kister accepts. Dr. Kister graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Kister speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

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

Dr. Jai Perumal's areas of specialization are osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); she sees patients in New York, NY and Nyack, NY. Dr. Perumal graduated from Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and then she performed her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Her areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS) and vasculitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Perumal is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Sylvia Lawry Fellow of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Dr. Perumal is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Nyack Hospital.

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All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Vasculitis

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

Dr. David Snyder is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise consist of general neurology and multiple sclerosis (MS). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Snyder is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and United Healthcare Compass. Dr. Snyder attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Snyder (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and French. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Snyder's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. He attended the University of Pretoria School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and myositis. The average patient rating for Dr. Stuebgen is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He 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 the following foreign languages: 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)

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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) and practices in New York, NY, Huntington Station, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Dr. Krupp (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Krupp focuses on multiple sclerosis (MS) and clinical trials. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Krupp's residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Krupp average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Nancy Nealon's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Nealon average 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass multiple sclerosis (MS) and headache. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She obtained her medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Nealon has received distinctions including 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.

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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 in Brooklyn, NY. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Keilson completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: dizziness, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Keilson has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Keilson (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. His professional 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)

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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. Dr. Gross (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Korean, and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Gross include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and muscle pain. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Gross's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include neurorehabilitation, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. O'Dell studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. O'Dell include: 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.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Ali Guy is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Jericho, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Guy's areas of expertise include the following: neurorehabilitation, multiple sclerosis (MS), and cancer rehabilitation. Patient ratings for Dr. Guy average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. He is a graduate of National University of the Northeast (UNNE) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Guy's residency was performed at VA Medical Center and Cabrini Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Guy's professional affiliations include 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 works as a neurologist. His clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Apatoff is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. 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. Dr. Apatoff (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and German.

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All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

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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's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Gauthier is especially interested in multiple sclerosis (MS). Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gauthier takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Sylvia Lawry Fellowship in Clinical Trials, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, August. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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 specialties are psychiatry and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He practices in New York, NY. His areas of clinical interest consist of multiple sclerosis (MS) and depression. Dr. Howard honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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 areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel syndrome, hip pain, and neurorehabilitation. Her professional affiliations include Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Phelps Memorial Hospital Association, and NYU Langone Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. Dr. Liu graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Liu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She works in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Prilik's areas of expertise include neurorehabilitation, multiple sclerosis (MS), and lymphedema. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prilik attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. 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)

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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.