We found 56 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare Advantage near Rego Park, NY.

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Hendricks H. Whitman III, MD, FACP, FACR
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
525 East 71st Street; 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hendricks Whitman's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), fibromyalgia, and lupus. Dr. Whitman's professional affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna. Dr. Whitman has received the following distinctions: Senior Year Medical School with Honors, Teaching Award Morristown Memorial Hospital, Cum Laude; Senior Year Medical School with Honors, Teaching Award Morristown Memorial Hospital; and Cum Laude.

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Relevant Interests: , mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay Ben Adlersberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
220 East 69th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jay Adlersberg sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. These areas are among Dr. Adlersberg's clinical interests: back pain, joint pain, and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Adlersberg performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. He speaks French. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Andres Matias Piatti, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
934 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Andres Piatti is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Piatti is a graduate of National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Piatti is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Gout, Arthritis, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
207 East 84th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paula Rackoff specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Rackoff's clinical interests include metabolic bone disease, psoriatic arthritis, and gout. The average patient rating for Dr. Rackoff is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Rackoff has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Rackoff (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. She 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. Stelios Viennas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Nyu Langone Rheumatology Associates - Queens; 38-02 31st Avenue, First Floor
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Stelios Viennas is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Viennas graduated from New York Medical College. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and connective tissue disorders. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Viennas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Croatian, Spanish, and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

Dr. Natalie Eileen Azar, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
207 East 84th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Natalie Azar works as an adult rheumatologist in New York, NY. Dr. Azar's areas of expertise include metabolic bone disease, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Azar is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chung-E Tseng, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
133-47 Sanford Avenue; Suite 1e
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Chung-E Tseng is an adult rheumatologist in New York, NY, Flushing, NY, and Queens, NY. Dr. Tseng's areas of expertise include the following: joint pain, osteoporosis, and metabolic bone disease. She is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tseng accepts. Dr. Tseng is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. She is conversant in Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

Dr. Euna Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
133-47 Sanford Avenue; Suite 1e
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Euna Lee is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Flushing, NY and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

Dr. Jacob Oren Levitt, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
5 East 98th Street, 5th Floor; Box 1048
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jacob Levitt is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Levitt's areas of expertise include the following: rosacea, moles, and acne. Patient ratings for Dr. Levitt average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Levitt graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Levitt (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Levitt's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Eczema, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Plantar Warts, Herpes, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sun-Hoo Howard Foo, MD
Specializes in Neurology
650 First Avenue; 4 Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sun-Hoo Foo is a New York, NY physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from National Taiwan University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, St. Vincent's Hospital, and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Foo's clinical interests include evoked potential test, peripheral neuropathy, and back injuries. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Foo takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Neurology Consultants of NY.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Neuromuscular Disorders, Back Injuries, Migraine, Electroencephalography, Evoked ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jeffrey Mitchell Weinberg, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
103-11 68th Drive
Forest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinberg include chemical peels, laser hair removal, and rosacea. Patients rated Dr. Weinberg highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Weinberg trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Weinberg has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Weinberg (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Weinberg welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Plantar Warts, Laser Hair Removal, Chemical Peels, Biopsy, Rosacea, Acne, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jai Perumal works as a neurologist and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in New York, NY and Nyack, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Perumal is 3.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS) and vasculitis. Dr. Perumal is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Nyack Hospital. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Perumal's education and training includes medical school at Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. She has received the following distinction: Sylvia Lawry Fellow of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Relevant Interests: , neuromyelitis optica, multiple sclerosis (MS), transverse myelitis

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica, Transverse Myelitis, Vasculitis

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Dr. Randall Paul Owen, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1470 Madison Avenue; Hess Csm Building, Floor 3
New York, NY
 

Dr. Randall Owen specializes in head and neck surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Owen has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: pharynx cancer, salivary gland surgery, and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with North Central Bronx Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Owen graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Owen completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. His distinctions include: Attending of the Year Award; Christian Medical and Dental Society Short-Term Mission Scholarship; and MAP-Reader's Digest International Fellowship Recipient Surgical Education Award. Dr. Owen is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Hyperparathyroidism, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Tongue Cancer, Tonsil Cancer, Neck ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Martin Simpson, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1468 Madison Avenue; Annenberg 2nd Floor, Box 1052
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Simpson practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Simpson (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), thoracic outlet syndrome, and hemifacial spasm. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the University Hospitals, Cleveland, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Healthfirst, and Health Plus Amerigroup. Dr. Simpson has received distinctions including Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Service Award; Alpha Omega Alpha; and James A. Gibson Anatomical Society. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Dermatomyositis, Electrodiagnostic Testing, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Thomas Nathaniel Brice, MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
5 East 98th Street, Floor 6; Box 1240b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Bryce, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in spinal cord injury medicine. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. Dr. Bryce honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bryce has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bryce (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injuries, Spasticity, Pain Management

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Dr. Joerg-Patrick Patrick Stuebgen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
520 East 70th Street; Starr Pavilion, 607
New York, NY
 

Dr. J. Stuebgen practices pediatric neurology in New York, NY. He graduated from the University of Pretoria School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stuebgen completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stuebgen include multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and myositis. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stuebgen accepts. Dr. Stuebgen's distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and Marquis Who's Who in Healthcare and Medicine (2006/7). Dr. Stuebgen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Japanese. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Myositis, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (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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