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We found 17 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders near Riverside, RI.

Dr. Anthony Marcelo Reginato, PhD, BA, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
375 Wampanoag Trail; Suite 202b
E. Providence, RI
 

Dr. Anthony Reginato works as an adult rheumatologist. His areas of expertise include the following: lupus and osteoarthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Reginato is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, Cigna, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Reginato's distinctions include: Harvard/Hartford Foundation Jr Faculty Award; ACR/REF Career Devel Award in Geriatric Med.; and Arthritis Hero Award. NAF.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Ultrasound, Rheumatic Diseases, Joint Pain, Gout, Lupus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Edward V Lally, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
375 Wampanoag Trail; Suite 202b
E. Providence, RI
 

Dr. Edward Lally works as a rheumatologist. His clinical interests include osteoporosis and lupus. Dr. Lally is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), Rhode Island Hospital, and Providence VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Joint Pain, Gout, Lupus

Dr. Stuart T Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
375 Wampanoag Trail; Suite 202b
E. Providence, RI
 

Dr. Stuart Schwartz practices adult rheumatology in East Providence, RI and Providence, RI. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Schwartz's residency was performed at Rhode Island Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lupus and arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwartz accepts Medicare insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Joint Pain, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
375 Wampanoag Trail; Suite 202b
E. Providence, RI
 

Dr. Joanne Cunha's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Cunha's clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She takes Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Cunha completed a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Cunha is affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), Rhode Island Hospital, and Providence VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Gout, Ultrasound, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Abrar A Qureshi, MPH, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
593 Eddy Street; Ambulatory Patient Care Building 10th Floor
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Abrar Qureshi practices surgical dermatology. Dr. Qureshi graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in academic dermatology, psoriasis, and skin cancer. Dr. Qureshi honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: Chief Resident In Dermatology; 2000-European Academy Of Dermatology Grant; and 2003-Partners In Excellence Award. Dr. Qureshi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Nantucket Cottage Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Qureshi's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues

Dr. Karen Tokie Tashima, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
593 Eddy Street Apc 9
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Karen Tashima's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tashima include bacterial infection, autoimmune disorders, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Tashima accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Tashima has received include Honoree At Annual Southwestern MA ConferenceFor Those Living With HIV/AIDS And Those Who Care For Th; HIV Leadership Award as Outstanding HIV/AIDS Clinician from TheBody.com; and Fellow of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM). Dr. Tashima (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She is professionally affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Bacterial Infection, HIV/AIDS, Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. Bruce Michael Silverman, DO
Specializes in Neurology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 210
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Bruce Silverman is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Farmington, MI, Southfield, MI, and Novi, MI. His clinical interests include seizure disorders, migraine, and dystonia. Dr. Silverman has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Botsford Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Silverman is affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, Neurology Associates, and Detroit Medical Center (DMC).

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Randolph Michaels, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1525 Wampanoag Trail; #203
E. Providence, RI
 

Dr. Jason Michaels practices pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery in Newport, RI and East Providence, RI. He studied medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Michaels completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Roger Williams Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Michaels include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Michaels's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Ellen Henrie Frankel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
750 Reservoir Avenue
Cranston, RI
 

Dr. Ellen Frankel, who practices in Cranston, RI, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Frankel include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. Dr. Frankel is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana Paquette Hall, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
300 Jefferson Boulevard; Suite 305
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. Dana Hall specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hall's clinical interests include academic dermatology, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She is professionally affiliated with Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC). She honors Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Roger Williams Medical Center and Boston Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Syed Ali Alamdar Hussain Hassan Rizvi, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2 Dudley Street; Suite 530
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Syed Rizvi works as a neurologist in Providence, RI. In his practice, Dr. Rizvi focuses on multiple sclerosis (MS). He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Rizvi's education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology

Dr. Thomas Michael Ruenger, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology
825 Chalkstone Avenue; Department of Dermatology
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Thomas Ruenger specializes in pediatric dermatology and dermatopathology. His areas of expertise include academic dermatology, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruenger studied medicine at Christian-Albrecht’s-University of Kiel Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Amal Kurban Award, Boston University; and Paul-Gerson Unna Award (1st Prize), German Dermatol. Soc.. In addition to English, Dr. Ruenger (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Ruenger's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle A Lally, MD, MS
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
830 Chalkstone Avenue
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Michelle Lally specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Providence, RI. In her practice, she is particularly interested in autoimmune disorders. Dr. Lally is in-network for Medicaid insurance. She studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Lally's professional affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Research, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Jonathan Francis Cahill, MD
Specializes in Neurology
593 Eddy St Apc 5
Riverside, RI
 

Dr. Jonathan Cahill's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Cahill include multiple sclerosis (MS). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cahill is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, Dr. Cahill completed his residency training at Roger Williams Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. His professional affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Norman Mervyn Gordon, MD
Specializes in Neurology
450 Veterans Mem Parkway; Building 11
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Norman Gordon works as a neurologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Gordon a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS), and alzheimer's disease. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Butler Hospital (Providence, RI). He honors Medicare insurance. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Migraine, Dementia, Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease

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Specializes in Dermatology
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Shoshana Landow's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Her areas of expertise consist of academic dermatology, psoriasis, and skin of color. Dr. Landow is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital and Providence VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, Skin Cancer

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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.