We found 102 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Aetna Indemnity near New York, NY.

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
37 W 26th Street; Suite 204
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ariel Teitel is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Teitel (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Teitel's areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and gout. He is affiliated with NYU Langone. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Teitel's residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Teitel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Immunodeficiency, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian David Golden, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
333 E 34th Street; Suite 1c
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Golden's specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: joint pain, osteoporosis, and connective tissue disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Golden average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Golden graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Metabolic Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Michael Belmont, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
324 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Howard Belmont is an adult rheumatology specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Belmont speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is affiliated with NYU Langone. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Belmont highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Ear Problems, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen A Smiles, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 East 17th Street; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Smiles is a specialist in adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Smiles is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Smiles attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smiles has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Soumya Munagala Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
240 East 38th Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Soumya Reddy is an adult rheumatology specialist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. She takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10 Union Square E; Suite 3d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paula Rackoff sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, gout, and back pain. Dr. Rackoff is affiliated with NYU Langone. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Yale School of Medicine and Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Rackoff has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Rackoff (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Immunodeficiency, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Jay Bernstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
923 5th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Bernstein's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Bernstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French, Italian, and Russian. His areas of expertise include back pain, joint pain, and connective tissue disorders. Dr. Bernstein is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System, Lenox Hill Hospital, and NYU Langone. After completing medical school at Sapienza University of Rome, he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and New Britain General Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bernstein honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yusuf Yazici, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Yusuf Yazici practices adult rheumatology. Patients rated Dr. Yazici highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Yazici include rheumatoid arthritis. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Yazici is a graduate of Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Yazici (or staff) speaks Spanish and Turkish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
315 E 69th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lanny Schwartzfarb is an adult rheumatologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartzfarb include joint pain, connective tissue disorders, and lupus. Dr. Schwartzfarb takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Schwartzfarb attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Schwartzfarb is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Connective Tissue Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Barbara Kramer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
343 E 30th Street; Lobby
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sara Kramer sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Dr. Kramer is affiliated with NYU Langone. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kramer takes. Dr. Kramer graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Kramer has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ultrasound, Scleroderma, Musculoskeletal Problems, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Pamela Buyon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
324 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jill Buyon, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Buyon average 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Buyon is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Petros Vassilios Efthimiou, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
47 Plaza Street West
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Petros Efthimiou is an adult rheumatology specialist in Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include knee problems, raynaud's, and osteoporosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Efthimiou average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Efthimiou takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Ioannina School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Efthimiou (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Sarcoidosis, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sicy Hop Seung Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 East 17th Street; Suite 550
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sicy Lee's specialty is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include back pain, joint pain, and connective tissue disorders. Dr. Lee is affiliated with NYU Langone. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Good Samaritan Hospital's residency program. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Back Pain, Connective ... (Read more)

Dr. Stelios Viennas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3802 31st Avenue
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Stelios Viennas works as an adult rheumatologist in Astoria, NY, Long Island City, NY, and Queens, NY. Dr. Viennas (or staff) is conversant in Croatian, Spanish, and Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and connective tissue disorders. Dr. Viennas's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Viennas has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry H Shen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
333 East 38th Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Harry Shen's specialty is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include back pain, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Shen trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
333 East 38th Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kristen Lee works as an adult rheumatologist. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Systemic Lupus ... (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.
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