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

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

Dr. Petros Efthimiou is an adult rheumatology specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, raynaud's, and osteoporosis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Efthimiou accepts. He attended the University of Ioannina School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency. Dr. Efthimiou has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Efthimiou (or staff) speaks 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. Stephen A Smiles, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 East 17th Street; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Smiles is an adult rheumatology specialist in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, and lupus. The average patient rating for Dr. Smiles is 3.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smiles honors. Dr. Smiles obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. Paula Rackoff works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Rackoff is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: metabolic bone disease, psoriatic arthritis, and gout. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine and Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Rackoff (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Harry Shen's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Shen's areas of expertise include back pain, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Shen speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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)

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

Dr. Howard Belmont is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Belmont's clinical interests: antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Belmont is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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)

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

Dr. Soumya Reddy is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Reddy is especially interested in psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Reddy trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. She takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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

Dr. Ariel Teitel works as a rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Teitel include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and lupus. Patient reviews placed Dr. Teitel at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Teitel trained at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Teitel (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Stephen Bernstein specializes in adult rheumatology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bernstein include back pain, joint pain, and connective tissue disorders. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Lenox Hill Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Bernstein takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Sapienza University of Rome and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and New Britain General Hospital. Dr. Bernstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: French, Italian, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Brian Golden is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: joint pain, osteoporosis, and metabolic bone disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Golden is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Golden 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. Jill Pamela Buyon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
324 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jill Buyon specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Buyon's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her residency, Dr. Buyon trained at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Buyon has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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

Dr. Yusuf Yazici's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is especially interested in rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Yazici's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Yazici attended Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Yazici (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Turkish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

Dr. Lanny Schwartzfarb is a rheumatologist in New York, NY. Dr. Schwartzfarb is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include joint pain, connective tissue disorders, and lupus. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. Dr. Schwartzfarb is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Sicy Lee is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include back pain, joint pain, and connective tissue disorders. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. Before performing her residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dr. Lee attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patients rated Dr. Viennas highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Viennas include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and connective tissue disorders. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Viennas's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Viennas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Croatian, Spanish, and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Viennas's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Sara Kramer is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kramer include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. The average patient rating for Dr. Kramer is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kramer obtained her medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. Kristen Lee practices adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Lee is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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.