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We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield PPO near Huntington Station, NY.

Dr. Myron I Kleiner, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Myron Kleiner is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave Dr. Kleiner a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Kleiner studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kleiner completed a residency program at Kings County Hospital Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY), Northport VA Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Kleiner has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Lower Back Pain, Gout, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Warren Sherer, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
755 Park Avenue; Suite 500
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Sherer's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Sherer include contact dermatitis, hair problems, and rosacea. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Sherer attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: First Prize New York Academy of Medicine Resident Research Competition. He is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Moles, Psoriasis, Eczema, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffery Alan Sklar, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
800 Woodbury Road
Woodbury, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sklar is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Sklar is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include phototherapy (light therapy), mole removal, and psoriasis. He is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital and Plainview Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Sklar is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Sklar's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Neurological Institute of New York, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the following distinction: One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Sklar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Laser Surgery, Mole Removal, Liposuction, Phototherapy, Collagen ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
177 Main Street
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Michael Dannenberg's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dannenberg include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dannenberg accepts several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Erin Ziegler Schoor, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
180 E Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Erin Schoor practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Huntington Station, NY and Huntington, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Schoor include hidradenitis suppurativa, warts, and contact dermatitis. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schoor studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Rosacea, ... (Read more)

Adam Jon Keslonsky
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Adam Keslonsky works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Huntington Station, NY. Dr. Keslonsky's average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, bone biopsy, and hammer toe. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Keslonsky is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. His training includes a residency program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Burns, Ingrown Nails, Bone Problems, ... (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.