We found 16 providers with an interest in autoimmune diseases and who accept United Healthcare near Commack, NY.

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Joshua L. Fox MD
Specializes in Dermatology (Skin Disorders)
4.18 Average rating 4.18 stars out of 5 (42 ratings)
Address: 366 Veterans Highway, Commack, NY 11725
Clinical Interests: psoriasis
Hafsa Memon
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease), Gynecology, General Practice
Address: 500 Commack Road, Smithtown, NY 11725
Clinical Interests: multiple sclerosis (MS)
Nariman Boyle
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease), Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 79 Middleville Road, East Northport, NY
Clinical Interests: Graves disease
Dr. Harshit M. Patel M.D.
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
4.77 Average rating 4.77 stars out of 5 (66 ratings)
Address: 820 Suffolk Av, Islip, NY 11717
Clinical Interests: eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
Marina Charitou
Specializes in Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, Adult Endocrinology
2.33 Average rating 2.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 500 Commack Road, Smithtown, NY 11725
Clinical Interests: Graves disease
"this doctor treated me at east setauket in 2016,she was very good then to me but a few months later i made an appt at their new location 500 commack rd,commack,ny. she treated me terrible,was in the room less than 3 minutes,i needed to ask some questions,all she did was look at my bloodwork which was half blacked out for their broken fax machine,it was if she just did not want to be in the room with me and for me..then left,end of viset...i had thought i'd be seeing someone new being the new location so when she entered the room i was happy to see her but she was stoic and unfreindly...i don't know why she was this way with me but i'd never go see her again...on top of that the stupid nurse giving me a lecture on stop smoking as she smelled it on my clothes(ridiculas) jeffrey gargiulo..."
July 3, 2018
Bradley Morganstern
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Gastroenterology (Digestive System), General Practice
Address: 500 Commack Road, Smithtown, NY 11725
Clinical Interests: celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
Asha Patnaik
Specializes in Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist), Rheumatology (Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases), Adult Rheumatology
4.88 Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 500 Commack Road, Smithtown, NY 11725
Clinical Interests: lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma
"Dr. Patnaik was awesome! I was very nervous to see someone for rheumotology because I am so young and I did not want to just be ignored. She made me feel very comfortable, she was extremely easy to speak with, and help to lay out a treatment plan with me. Highly recommend her! Could not ask for a better rheumotologist!"
November 3, 2016
Dr. Lauren Krupp M.D.
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
3.33 Average rating 3.33 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 789 Park Av, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: neuromyelitis optica, multiple sclerosis (MS), transverse myelitis
Deirdre Eschler
Specializes in Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, Adult Endocrinology
Address: 500 Commack Road, Smithtown, NY 11725
Clinical Interests: Graves disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis
Anupama Chawla
Specializes in Gastroenterology (Digestive System), Pediatric Gastroenterology
4.83 Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 500 Commack Road, Smithtown, NY 11725
Clinical Interests: celiac disease
Jennifer Osipoff
Specializes in Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, Pediatric Endocrinology
Address: 500 Commack Road, Smithtown, NY 11725
Clinical Interests: celiac disease
Julie Cherian
Specializes in General Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology
Address: 500 Commack Road, Smithtown, NY 11725
Clinical Interests: psoriasis, scleroderma
Anang Modi DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Rheumatology (Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases)
4 Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 789 Park Av, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, ankylosing spondylitis
Dr. Louise Raminfard M.D.
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2.9 Average rating 2.9 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 120 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Clinical Interests: psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune diseases, scleroderma, ankylosing spondylitis
Dr. Niha Qamar M.D.
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4.33 Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
Address: 820 Suffolk Av, Islip, NY 11717
Clinical Interests: eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
Dr. Josef Maxwell Gutman M.D.
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
Address: 789 Park Av, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: multiple sclerosis (MS)
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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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