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We found 14 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept United Healthcare Empire Plan near New York, NY.

Dr. Jai Swarna Perumal, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
1305 York Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jai Perumal's areas of specialization are osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); she sees patients in New York, NY and Nyack, NY. Dr. Perumal graduated from Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and then she performed her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Her areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS) and vasculitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Perumal is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Sylvia Lawry Fellow of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Dr. Perumal is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Nyack Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Vasculitis

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Dr. Charles B Stacy Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
5 East 98th Street; 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charles Stacy works as a pediatric neurologist in New York, NY. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Stacy include post-polio syndrome (PPS), hemifacial spasm, and orthostatic hypotension. Dr. Stacy is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Stacy is in-network for CIGNA HMO, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Stacy (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Facial Pain, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Dermatomyositis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Aaron Miller, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5. E. 98th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Miller is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Miller's areas of expertise consist of multiple sclerosis (MS) and encephalitis. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Miller attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors New York Magazine; Fellow American Academy of Neurology; and Teacher-Investigator Award NINCDS. Dr. Miller (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Miller welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Encephalitis

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Dr. Jeffery M Gross, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine - Union Square Rehabilitation and Sports Med.; 32 Union Square East, 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gross is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Gross (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Korean, and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Gross include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and muscle pain. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Gross's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Scoliosis, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Physical ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Wayne ODell, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
525 East 68th Street Baker 16
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael O'Dell's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include neurorehabilitation, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. O'Dell studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. O'Dell include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and PM&R Faculty Teaching Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurorehabilitation, Spasticity, Stroke Rehabilitation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Charles Krieger, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Krieger is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Krieger average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Krieger include multiple sclerosis (MS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krieger honors. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Krieger (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

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Dr. Michelle Therese Fabian, MD
Specializes in Neurology
10 Union Square East; Suite 5d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michelle Fabian practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is especially interested in multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Fabian accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Resident of the Year Mount Sinai Medical Center and Chief Resident, Neurology Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Fabian (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Miguel Xavier Escalon, MPH, MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
5 East 98th Street; Faculty Practice Associates, Floor 6th
New York, NY
 

Dr. Miguel Escalon's specialty is spinal cord injury medicine. Dr. Escalon is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Escalon trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include concussion, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and strains. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Workers' Compensation. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Escalon is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew John Lenox Reginald Dawson, MD
Specializes in Neurology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 4a, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Dawson specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: myasthenia gravis, facial pain, and aneurysm. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Dawson attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Dawson (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Facial Pain, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Brain Cancer, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Back ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ilana Beth Katz Sand, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5 East 98th Street; Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Ms
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ilana Sand works as a neurologist in New York, NY. She has a special interest in multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Sand is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Sand graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

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Specializes in Other, Neurology
31 Washington Square W; #3f
New York, NY
 

Dr. Josh Torgovnick practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in New York, NY. His clinical interests include peripheral neuropathy, back injuries, and dizziness. Dr. Torgovnick is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Torgovnick trained at Metropolitan Hospital, New York Downtown Hospital, and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Torgovnick is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Dizziness, Postherpetic Neuralgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Back Injuries, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sylvia Klineova, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1000 Tenth Avenue; 10th Floor; Suite 10g-64
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sylvia Klineova specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Klineova's education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Her clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS). POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klineova accepts. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

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Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
660 1st Avenue, Floor 2; Department of Radiology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Yvonne Lui is a specialist in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. These areas are among Dr. Lui's clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS), traumatic brain injury, and hydrocephalus. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lui accepts. She attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Radiology Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dementia, Epilepsy, Brain Tumor, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Traumatic Brain Injury

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Dr. Luis F Riquelme, Speech-Language Pathologist, PhD
Specializes in Speech Therapy
501 6th Street; Suite #4a
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Luis Riquelme's specialty is speech therapy. Clinical interests for Dr. Riquelme include tremors, language disorders, and lung surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. In addition to English, Dr. Riquelme speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Language Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Cancer Rehabilitation, Craniofacial ... (Read more)

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the protective covering of nerves, causing communication issues between the brain and other parts of the body. The cause of MS is unknown, but some factors may raise a person’s risk of developing it. For example, if your parent or sibling has MS, or you have another autoimmune disease like type 1 diabetes, you may be more predisposed to getting MS than others.

Symptoms of MS vary widely from person to person. Common ones are weakness in the arm or leg, lack of balance, stiff muscles, fatigue, dizziness, partial or total vision loss, slurred speech, and issues with bowel and bladder function. While there is no cure for MS, treatments focus on the following:

  • Reducing attacks, which occur when nerves become inflamed (or swollen), causing new symptoms to arise or existing ones to worsen. Drugs like corticosteroids lessen inflammation and may help prevent attacks or limit their occurrence.
  • Slowing the development of the disease. Immunomodulators are medications that alter the body’s immune response. They may minimize nerve damage brought on by MS and thus decrease the rate at which it progresses.
  • Easing symptoms. Physical therapy can help with leg weakness and improve balance. Medicines like muscle relaxants may be prescribed to reduce muscle stiffness.
Living with MS can be a challenge, but due to advancements in medicine over the past few decades, the quality of life of people with MS has increased. Although the average life expectancy of those who have the disease is about five years lower than the rest of the population, this difference seems to be at a gradual but steady decline.