We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare near Woodmere, NY.

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Dr. Harshit M Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3227 Long Beach Road
Oceanside, NY
 

Dr. Harshit Patel specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Hicksville, NY, Floral Park, NY, and Brentwood, NY. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Patel's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Mount Sinai Hospital, and NuHealth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

All Interests: Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Sinusitis, Hay ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Mitchell Weinberg, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
146-01 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg is a dermatologist in New York, NY, Forest Hills, NY, and Jamaica, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weinberg's clinical interests include chemical peels, laser hair removal, and rosacea. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Lenox Hill Hospital, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinberg accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Weinberg's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Plantar Warts, Laser Hair Removal, Chemical Peels, Biopsy, Rosacea, Acne, Skin ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
949 Central Avenue; Suite 101
Woodmere, NY
 

Dr. Allen Natow is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology. His areas of expertise include the following: phototherapy (light therapy), moles, and acne. Patients rated Dr. Natow highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Natow attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Moles, Psoriasis, Eczema, Skin Cancer, Acne, Skin Issues, Phototherapy

Dr. Ira A Pion, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
949 Central Avenue; Suite 101
Woodmere, NY
 

Dr. Ira Pion's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Pion's clinical interests include warts, phototherapy (light therapy), and psoriasis. Dr. Pion's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Psoriasis, Botox Injection, Skin Cancer, Phototherapy, Melanoma

Specializes in Dermatology
1012 Westwood Road
Woodmere, NY
 

Dr. Michael Mann's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Mann include herpes, skin biopsy, and acne. Dr. Mann is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Herpes, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Dermatitis, Acne, Skin Biopsy, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Durzieh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
224-14 Merrick Boulevard
Laurelton, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Durzieh practices adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Durzieh include celiac disease, colon polyps, and obesity. Dr. Durzieh's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Brooklyn Medical Associates, NYU Langone Levit Medical, and NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Intestinal Problems, Liver Disease, ... (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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