We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare near Woodmere, NY.

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Dr. Jeffrey Mitchell Weinberg, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
146-01 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg, who practices in New York, NY, Forest Hills, NY, and Jamaica, NY, is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). On average, patients gave Dr. Weinberg a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: chemical peels, laser hair removal, and rosacea. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Weinberg graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Weinberg trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Weinberg (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Dr. Weinberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He 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. Ira Arthur Pion, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
949 Central Avenue; Suite 101
Woodmere, NY
 

Dr. Ira Pion specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Woodmere, NY. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of warts, phototherapy (light therapy), and psoriasis. Dr. Pion is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Warts, Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Psoriasis, Botox Injection, Phototherapy

Dr. Joseph Durzieh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
224-14 Merrick Boulevard
Laurelton, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Durzieh is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Durzieh attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, colon polyps, and obesity. Patient ratings for Dr. Durzieh average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Durzieh takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Durzieh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NYU Langone Brooklyn Medical Associates, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Intestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Obesity, Pancreas ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatology
1012 Westwood Road
Woodmere, NY
 

Dr. Michael Mann practices dermatology (skin disorders). After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Mann performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Clinical interests for Dr. Mann include herpes, skin biopsy, and acne. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mann honors Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Herpes, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Dermatitis, Acne, Skin Biopsy, Skin ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
949 Central Avenue; Suite 101
Woodmere, NY
 

Dr. Allen Natow, who practices in Woodmere, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: phototherapy (light therapy), moles, and acne. Dr. Natow is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Natow trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Natow honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare.

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All Interests: Cancer Screening, Moles, Psoriasis, Eczema, Skin Cancer, Acne, Skin Issues, Phototherapy

Dr. Libia C Moy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
566 Merrick Road
Rockville Centre, NY
 

Dr. Libia Moy is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in New Hyde Park, NY, Mineola, NY, and Rockville Centre, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moy include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moy honors. Before performing her residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Moy attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Moy (or staff) speaks Spanish and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and Winthrop-University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Celiac Disease, ... (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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