We found 5 rheumatologists who accept MagnaCare PPO near New Hyde Park, NY.

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Dr. Andrew Jay Porges, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
1999 Marcus Avenue
Park, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Porges works as a rheumatologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Porges's professional affiliations include Glen Cove Hospital and NYU Langone Rheumatology Associates - Long Island. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Porges completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Porges (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Dr. Sari Dawn Edelman, DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
1991 Marcus Avenue; Suite 104
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Sari Edelman's specialty is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Edelman studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Rheumatology Associates - Long Island.

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Dr. Lenore Jasmine Brancato, MD
Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
1999 Marcus Avenue
Park, NY
 

Dr. Lenore Brancato, who practices in Roslyn, NY and Park, NY, is a medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Before completing her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Brancato attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, and lupus. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brancato (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Brancato is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Rheumatology Associates - Long Island.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Avram Zev Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1999 Marcus Avenue
Park, NY
 

Dr. Avram Goldberg specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in New Hyde Park, NY, Park, NY, and Huntington, NY. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. On average, patients gave Dr. Goldberg a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Goldberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Rheumatology Associates - Long Island. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Goldberg's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Kavini Bachubhai Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1991 Marcus Avenue; Suite 1104
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Kavini Mehta's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Rheumatology Associates - Long Island. Dr. Mehta accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for residency. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is concerned with arthritis and other diseases of inflammation. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the joints and connective tissues. Arthritis, which occurs in the joints, is also a very common condition, so rheumatology is strongly associated with joint care. But rheumatology is about more that just arthritis. Other conditions that a rheumatologist might treat include:
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation at the base of the spine
  • Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that stops production of tears and saliva
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder causing widespread, chronic pain and fatigue

Pediatric rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in treating inflammatory diseases in children. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory diseases can begin even in childhood, and can cause a unique set of problems for active and growing children.

Rheumatologists use patient symptoms as well as lab tests and imaging tests such as MRIs to diagnose disease. Treatment varies widely depending on the diagnosis, but it may include physiotherapy (to improve motion, ability, and function) or medications. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDS (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) and steroids, or immune system suppressants such as methotrexate and TNF inhibitor medications (e.g. Enbrel, Humira). The goal is always to increase the patient’s ability to move without pain and to reduce the need for future treatment.
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