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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 is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Weinberg include chemical peels, laser hair removal, and rosacea. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. His professional 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: Psoriasis, Eczema, Plantar Warts, Laser Hair Removal, Chemical Peels, Biopsy, Rosacea, Acne, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Durzieh's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Durzieh include celiac disease, colon polyps, and obesity. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Durzieh (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Durzieh 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, Upper Endoscopy, Intestinal Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ira Arthur Pion, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
949 Central Avenue; Suite 101
Woodmere, NY
 

Dr. Ira Pion's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pion include warts, phototherapy (light therapy), and psoriasis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Pion is professionally affiliated with 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

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Specializes in Dermatology
1012 Westwood Road
Woodmere, NY
 

Dr. Michael Mann is a dermatologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mann's clinical interests include herpes, skin biopsy, and acne. He is in-network for Anthem, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric dermatology. Dr. Natow is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include phototherapy (light therapy), moles, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Natow is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Moy (or staff) speaks Spanish and Cantonese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moy include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. She is affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and Winthrop-University Hospital. She attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Winthrop University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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.