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Vivian P. Bykerk, BSc, MD, FRCPC
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
525 East 71st Street; Belaire Building
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vivian Bykerk is a rheumatologist in New York, NY. In her practice, Dr. Bykerk focuses on inflammatory arthritis and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bykerk takes. She welcomes new patients. After attending McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Bykerk completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Her distinctions include: Recognized by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals as a Doctor of Excellence; Inducted into Edition of Leading Physicians of the World Publication; and Senior Rheumatology Scholar Award presented by the American College of Rheumatology.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Inflammatory Arthritis, Joint Aspiration, Joint Problems

Juliet Aizer, MD, MPH
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Juliet Aizer specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Aizer's areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She honors Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Aizer include: New York Rising Stars; Harvard College Scholarship; and Clarence C. Coryell Prize in Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aizer's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Osteoarthritis

Hendricks H. Whitman III, MD, FACP, FACR
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.35 stars (14 ratings)
525 East 71st Street; Belaire Building
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hendricks Whitman's specialty is adult rheumatology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whitman include mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), fibromyalgia, and lupus. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whitman takes. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Whitman has received distinctions including Senior Year Medical School with Honors, Teaching Award Morristown Memorial Hospital, Cum Laude; Senior Year Medical School with Honors, Teaching Award Morristown Memorial Hospital; and Cum Laude. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Anne R. Bass, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 2.3 stars (5 ratings)
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anne Bass is an adult rheumatology specialist in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: lyme disease, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Bass has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, POMCO, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Bass has received professional recognition including the following: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors and New York Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Inflammatory Eye Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Lyme Disease, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Joseph A. Markenson, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Markenson's specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Markenson include systemic vasculitis, internal medicine, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Markenson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Lupus Erythematosus Foundation Fellow; and Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Markenson is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Gout, Internal Medicine, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Dee Dee Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dee Wu works as an adult rheumatologist. She is especially interested in joint injections, rheumatoid arthritis, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). She is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. Cigna, Medicare, and Oxford Health Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu accepts. Dr. Wu has an open panel. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Joint Aspiration, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (Read more)

Jay B Adlersberg, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.57 stars (86 ratings)
1085 Park Avenue; Suite 1n
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jay Adlersberg works as a general practitioner and adult rheumatologist. His clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, gout, and back pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Adlersberg is 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adlersberg accepts. Dr. Adlersberg studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Adlersberg's professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH), Northwell Health Physician Partners, and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Anca Askanase MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.24 stars (29 ratings)
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anca Askanase is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise consist of vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Askanase honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. She has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors and New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Askanase (or staff) speaks Romanian, Spanish, and French. Dr. Askanase is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joan M. Bathon M.D.
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Room 206
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joan Bathon's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Bathon's clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bathon honors. She has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Inflammatory Arthritis, Gout

Laura Berenice Geraldino Pardilla M.D.
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Laura Geraldino-Pardilla, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, connective tissue disorders, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Geraldino-Pardilla is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Geraldino-Pardilla takes. Dr. Geraldino-Pardilla welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. She trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for her residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include National Young Talent scholarship for medical school; Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (Summa Cum Laude) graduate; and Clinical and Translational Science Pilot Award. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (Read more)

Elana J. Bernstein M.D.
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
535 E 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elana Bernstein works as an adult rheumatologist in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. These areas are among Dr. Bernstein's clinical interests: polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Bernstein attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bernstein include: Arthritis Foundation Clinical to Research Transition Award; Charles L. Christian Award for Excellence in Musculoskeletal Research; and Rheumatology Research Foundation Scientist Development Award. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Bronx VA Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Bernstein is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Webster Mayer M.D.
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Room 206
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elizabeth Mayer practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Mayer (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Mayer include vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Mayer's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mayer accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mayer's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Gout, Vasculitis

Teja Mahadeshwar Kapoor M.D.
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Teja Kapoor specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. She attended medical school at New York Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Kapoor trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Kapoor's clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, joint injections, and osteoarthritis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Kapoor (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Kapoor is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Lupus, Autoimmune ... (Read more)

Andres Piatti MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.37 stars (2 ratings)
186 Joralemon Street; 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Andres Piatti's specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of clinical interest consist of psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Piatti attended National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Piatti include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Piatti is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Gout, Arthritis, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Jon Tyler Giles M.D.
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jon Giles practices adult rheumatology. He is especially interested in psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Dr. Giles takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Giles is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Arthritis, Gout

Dr. Yousaf Ali MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.75 stars (4 ratings)
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Yousaf Ali's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Ali graduated from the University College London (UCL) Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Ali trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Clinical interests for Dr. Ali include osteoporosis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. Dr. Ali has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Ali welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, ... (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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