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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg works as a dermatologist in New York, NY, Forest Hills, NY, and Jamaica, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: chemical peels, laser hair removal, and rosacea. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinberg takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Weinberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Patients rated Dr. Pion highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pion include warts, phototherapy (light therapy), and psoriasis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Pion attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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 practices adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Durzieh's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Durzieh include celiac disease, colon polyps, and obesity. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Durzieh trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Durzieh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: herpes, skin biopsy, and acne. Dr. Mann is in-network for Anthem, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mann graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Mann trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Allen Natow works as a pediatric dermatologist in Woodmere, NY. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Natow include phototherapy (light therapy), moles, and acne. The average patient rating for Dr. Natow is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Natow takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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, who practices in New Hyde Park, NY, Mineola, NY, and Rockville Centre, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Before completing her residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Moy attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. 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 takes. Dr. Moy (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Cantonese. Dr. Moy's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.