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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)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.75 stars (2 ratings)
1468 Madison Avenue; Annenberg Building, Floor 2nd
New York, NY
 

Dr. Leslie Kerr is a rheumatologist in New York, NY. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. These areas are among Dr. Kerr's clinical interests: rheumatoid arthritis and gout. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Kerr has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout

Dr. Joel Stein M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry
180 Fort Washington Avenue; Hp-165
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joel Stein practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Stein include neurorehabilitation, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and ColumbiaDoctors. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and POMCO. Dr. Stein is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Stein attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neurorehabilitation, Spasticity, Stroke Rehabilitation

Joshua L. Fox MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
average rating 3.94 stars (78 ratings)
1107 Park Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joshua Fox's specialty is surgical dermatology. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Fox's areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, eczema, and lip implants. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fox is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received the following distinctions: Castle Connolly Top Doctor; New York Top Docs; and Doctor's Choice Awards, City Winner, Fresh Meadows. Dr. Fox (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Fox's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Chemical Peels, Rosacea, Tattoo Removal, Ear Surgery, Scar ... (Read more)

Dr. Tony Jau Cheng Wang M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
622 West 168th Street; Room
New York, NY
 

Dr. Tony Wang's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include spine tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Wang accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Wang has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Rising Stars. He speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Wang welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Brain Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spine Tumor, Cancer, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

Randall P. Owen MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, Surgical Oncology
average rating 4.5 stars (5 ratings)
2510 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Randall Owen is a medical specialist in head and neck surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: pharynx cancer, salivary gland surgery, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Owen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Owen attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Attending of the Year Award; Christian Medical and Dental Society Short-Term Mission Scholarship; and MAP-Reader's Digest International Fellowship Recipient Surgical Education Award. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Hyperparathyroidism, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Tongue Cancer, Tonsil Cancer, ... (Read more)

Joel Edward Lavine PH.D., M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
3959 Broadway; Suite 702
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joel Lavine specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lavine studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lavine completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lavine's distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Liver Transplant, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Jennifer Kuo MD
Specializes in Surgery
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite 829
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Kuo is a specialist in surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), hyperparathyroidism, and thyroid cancer. She honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Kuo attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has received professional recognition including the following: Columbia University Provost Grant for Junior Faculty; NRSA T32 Trauma Training Grant; and NRSA T35 Training Grant. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Kuo welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Thyroid Surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Bernard Appel M.D.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
average rating 4.65 stars (3 ratings)
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gerald Appel is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. In Dr. Appel's practice, he is particularly interested in glomerulonephritis, lupus, and nephrotic syndrome. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Appel takes. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Appel attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Appel has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Listed in "Best Doctors in New York" New York Magazine; and 1994-2104 Listed in "Best Doctors in American" Text. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Lupus

Dr. Christopher J. Visco M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
180 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite 199
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Visco is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Visco include second opinions, elbow pain, and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Visco honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and POMCO. Before performing his residency at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Dr. Visco attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received distinctions including New York Rising Stars; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and Alumnus of the Year Award Rutgers/Kessler PM&R Residency Program. Dr. Visco is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Carolyn Barley Britton M.D.
Specializes in Neurology
average rating 2.52 stars (9 ratings)
710 West 168th Street; Room 232
New York, NY
 

Dr. Carolyn Britton works as a neurologist in New York, NY. Dr. Britton is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: multiple sclerosis (MS), facial pain, and lyme disease. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Britton is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Facial Pain, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Sarcoidosis, Meningitis, Encephalitis, Lyme Disease

Dr. Michael Daras M.D.
Specializes in Neurology
average rating 3.73 stars (9 ratings)
710 West 168th Street; Room 246
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Daras sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daras's clinical interests include migraine, myasthenia gravis, and stroke. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. Dr. Daras graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Daras speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Headache, Dizziness, Developmental Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Parkinson's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Sung Lee MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5141 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Lee is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include celiac disease, liver disease, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Sulina Vargas M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
180 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite 5
New York, NY
 

Dr. Wendy Vargas' area of specialization is pediatric neurology. In Dr. Vargas's practice, she is particularly interested in neuromyelitis optica, multiple sclerosis (MS), and transverse myelitis. Her professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vargas accepts. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Vargas attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , neuromyelitis optica, multiple sclerosis (MS), transverse myelitis

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica, Transverse Myelitis, Optic Neuritis, Neurological ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly D. Morel M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kimberly Morel's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology. These areas are among Dr. Morel's clinical interests: warts, hair problems, and moles. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Morel's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Morel has received include One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Moles, Psoriasis, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Hemangiomas, Hair Problems, Acne, Vascular ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
average rating 3.65 stars (10 ratings)
3975 Sedgwick Avenue; Suite 1f
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Steven Grenell specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Eastchester, NY, Bronxville, NY, and Bronx, NY. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include general neurology, tremors, and dystonia. Dr. Grenell is an in-network provider for AARP, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Grenell has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, General Neurology, Dystonia, Parkinson's ... (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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