We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Health Insurance Plan of New York near Huntington Station, NY.

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Nariman Boyle M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY

Dr. Nariman Boyle, who practices in East Setauket, NY, Northport, NY, and Stony Brook, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: blepharospasm, blepharoplasty, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). Dr. Boyle is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. She attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boyle takes.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Ectropion, Graves Disease, Entropion, Tumor, Botox Injection, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Dermatology, Other
average rating 4.75 stars (4 ratings)
755 Park Avenue; Suite 500
Huntington, NY

Dr. Daniel Sherer's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His clinical interests include rosacea, moles, and acne. Dr. Sherer's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Sherer has received professional recognition including the following: First Prize New York Academy of Medicine Resident Research Competition. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Moles, Psoriasis, Eczema, Rosacea, Acne, Removal of Skin Lesion, Melanoma

Andres Gonzalez MD
Specializes in Neurology
average rating 1.66 stars (3 ratings)
180 E Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY

Dr. Andres Gonzalez's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez include migraine, tourette syndrome, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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

All Interests: Cervical Dystonia, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Lower Back Problems, Migraine, Myasthenia ... (Read more)

Adam Jon Keslonsky DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 1.62 stars (4 ratings)
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY

Dr. Adam Keslonsky's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include warts, osteomyelitis, and ganglion cyst. Dr. Keslonsky takes Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Keslonsky trained at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Northwell Health, and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hallux Rigidus, Burns, Ingrown Nails, ... (Read more)

Erin Z. Schoor MD
Specializes in Dermatology
average rating 3.64 stars (3 ratings)
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY

Dr. Erin Schoor is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Schoor's clinical interests include hidradenitis suppurativa, warts, and contact dermatitis. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Schoor attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Northwell Health, and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Rosacea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron Buckland MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY

Dr. Aaron Buckland practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in New York, NY and Huntington Station, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, cervical herniated disc, and back injuries. Dr. Buckland accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of The University of Melbourne Medical School. Dr. Buckland is affiliated with NYU Langone Center for Musculoskeletal Care.

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Relevant Interests: , ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Scoliosis, Compression Fractures, Fractures, Back Injuries, Cervical Spine Problems, Degenerative ... (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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