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 works as a dermatologist in New York, NY, Forest Hills, NY, and Jamaica, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: chemical peels, laser hair removal, and rosacea. The average patient rating for Dr. Weinberg is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. 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 professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Weinberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. His 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 sees patients in Woodmere, NY. His medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Pion average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pion include warts, phototherapy (light therapy), and psoriasis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System - Manhattan Campus and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pion studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Allen Natow is a Woodmere, NY physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Natow's areas of expertise include phototherapy (light therapy), moles, and acne. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Natow attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Natow average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Natow is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Durzieh is an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Durzieh include celiac disease, colon polyps, and obesity. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Durzieh takes. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Durzieh attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Durzieh (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Durzieh's 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)

Specializes in Dermatology
1012 Westwood Road
Woodmere, NY
 

Dr. Michael Mann's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). His areas of expertise include herpes, skin biopsy, and acne. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mann takes Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Mann completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is conversant in Hebrew.

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

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

Dr. Libia Moy's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Moy graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Moy completed a residency program at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Moy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Cantonese. Her professional 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.
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