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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Efthimiou include knee problems, raynaud's, and osteoporosis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Ioannina School of Medicine, Dr. Efthimiou completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Efthimiou (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Dr. Efthimiou is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Ariel Teitel's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and lupus. Patient ratings for Dr. Teitel average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Teitel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Teitel (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Teitel is 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. Dr. Bernstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: French, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Bernstein's areas of expertise include back pain, joint pain, and connective tissue disorders. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Lenox Hill Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of Sapienza University of Rome. For his professional training, Dr. Bernstein completed residency programs at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and New Britain General Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Bernstein is 4.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein takes. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jill Buyon is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Buyon is especially interested in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Buyon has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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. He works in New York, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Smiles average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, and lupus. Dr. Smiles is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smiles takes. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Smiles has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Harry Shen works as a rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Shen include back pain, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shen takes. Before completing his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Shen attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Howard Belmont works as a rheumatologist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Belmont's clinical interests include antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Belmont attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, 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 an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Her areas of clinical interest consist of psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Reddy graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as 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
10 Union Square E; Suite 3d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paula Rackoff is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: metabolic bone disease, psoriatic arthritis, and gout. Dr. Rackoff honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine and Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Rackoff completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Rackoff (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Rackoff is professionally 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. Brian David Golden, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
333 E 34th Street; Suite 1c
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Golden is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: joint pain, osteoporosis, and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Golden is affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Golden speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Yusuf Yazici is an adult rheumatology specialist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yazici's clinical interests encompass rheumatoid arthritis. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yazici honors. After attending Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. In addition to English, Dr. Yazici (or staff) speaks Spanish and Turkish. Dr. Yazici 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 New York, NY physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartzfarb include joint pain, connective tissue disorders, and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwartzfarb accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: back pain, joint pain, and connective tissue disorders. Dr. Lee honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Lee has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She is 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 practices adult rheumatology in Astoria, NY, Long Island City, NY, and Queens, NY. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Viennas include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and connective tissue disorders. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Viennas is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program. Dr. Viennas (or staff) speaks Croatian, Spanish, and Greek.

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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 medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kramer include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kramer takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Kramer has received the distinction of 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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in New York, NY. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. She takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. She is 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.