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We found 72 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare Advantage near Rego Park, NY.

Dr. Hendricks H Whitman III, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
535 E 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hendricks Whitman is an adult rheumatologist in New York, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Whitman is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), fibromyalgia, and lupus. His professional affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Whitman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received distinctions including 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. Petros Vassilios Efthimiou, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Nym Arthritis & Spine Center; One Prospect Park West, Suite #1d
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Petros Efthimiou is an adult rheumatology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Efthimiou include knee problems, raynaud's, and osteoporosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Efthimiou average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Aetna Medicare. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Efthimiou has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Efthimiou (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. He 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)

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

Dr. Jay Adlersberg is an adult rheumatologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Adlersberg's clinical interests: back pain, joint pain, and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Adlersberg is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Paula Rackoff is an adult rheumatologist in New York, NY. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rackoff include metabolic bone disease, psoriatic arthritis, and gout. Dr. Rackoff is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine and Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Rackoff has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Andres Matias Piatti, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
934 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Andres Piatti is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. In Dr. Piatti's practice, he is particularly interested in psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He graduated from National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Piatti trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Piatti is conversant in Spanish.

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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)

Dr. Stelios Viennas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Nyu Langone Rheumatology Associates - Queens; 38-02 31st Avenue, First Floor
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Stelios Viennas' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Viennas trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and connective tissue disorders. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Viennas is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Viennas (or staff) speaks Croatian, Spanish, and Greek. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Viennas is accepting 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. Natalie Eileen Azar, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
207 East 84th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Natalie Azar is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Azar's areas of expertise include metabolic bone disease, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 a rheumatologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: joint pain, osteoporosis, and metabolic bone disease. She is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Tseng honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Tseng trained at Jacobi Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Tseng speaks 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 an adult rheumatology specialist in Flushing, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training 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. Jeffrey Mitchell Weinberg, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
103-11 68th Drive
Forest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg practices surgical dermatology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Weinberg's areas of expertise include the following: rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Weinberg attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Weinberg has received professional recognition including the following: 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Plantar Warts, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Nail Issues, Skin Biopsy, Removal of ... (Read more)

Dr. Sherry Shi Li, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
4160 Main Street; Suite 301
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Sherry Li is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. She speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Li's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, North Shore University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Li's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Li is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jai Perumal specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in New York, NY and Nyack, NY. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perumal has indicated that her clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS) and vasculitis. Her professional affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine and Nyack Hospital. She is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. Dr. Perumal completed her residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. She has received the distinction of Sylvia Lawry Fellow of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Vasculitis

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

Dr. Jacob Levitt's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Levitt's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include rosacea, moles, and acne. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Levitt completed residency programs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Sound Shore Medical Center. Dr. Levitt has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Levitt (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. He 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 medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. These areas are among Dr. Foo's clinical interests: evoked potential test, peripheral neuropathy, and back injuries. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Neurology Consultants of NY. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, St. Vincent's Hospital, and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Foo attended medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Foo is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Foo honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Randall Owen works as a head and neck surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Owen speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: pharynx cancer, salivary gland surgery, and thyroid cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Owen highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Tanya Azra Fatimi, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
27-47 Crescent Street
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Tanya Fatimi's areas of specialization are neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Fatimi's areas of expertise consist of peripheral neuropathy, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and myasthenia gravis. She honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Fatimi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Fatimi is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Electromyography, Neuromuscular Disorders, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, Peripheral Neuropathy, ... (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.