We found 17 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept MagnaCare PPO near Burlington, NJ.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1900 Mt. Holly Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Conrad is a nephrologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Conrad attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Conrad trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Conrad include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Teacher Of The Year Award. . Baystate Med C Tr. Springfield Ma..

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Graves Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Michael Dorfner, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
811 Sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Dorfner specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Burlington, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Delran, NJ. His clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. Dr. Dorfner is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Jefferson Health. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Dorfner average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, celiac disease, lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lutsiya Siliverstovna Pelimskaya, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
950 South Chester Avenue
Delran, NJ
 

Dr. Lutsiya Pelimskaya is a Delran, NJ physician who specializes in general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Pelimskaya a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pelimskaya include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. She is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and Jefferson Health. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Latvia Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Pelimskaya completed a residency program at New York Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, celiac disease, lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Monica B Awsare, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
811 Sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Monica Awsare is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Awsare completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Awsare is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1900 Mt. Holly Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Elliot Suchin specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Hainesport, NJ and Burlington, NJ. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Suchin's areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher J Salerno, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
811 Sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Salerno's specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Salerno is professionally affiliated with Jefferson Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Salerno attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, celiac disease, lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1900 Mt. Holly Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Prasad Acharya works as a nephrologist. His clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Acharya graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1900 Mt. Holly Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Myra Vargas is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Vargas include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Vargas trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Devon Health Services, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1900 Mt. Holly Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Margaret Franger practices adult nephrology. Dr. Franger's areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1900 Mt. Holly Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Dorothy Min's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Min's areas of expertise include the following: cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1900 Mt. Holly Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. David Share's specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Share include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Share takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Share attended Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
691 Delaware Avenue; Po Box 301
Roebling, NJ
 

Dr. Ahmad Haj-Ibrahim practices general internal medicine in Roebling, NJ. Dr. Haj-Ibrahim attended Albany Medical College and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Haj-Ibrahim include ankle sprain, athlete's foot, and eczema. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Great-West Healthcare, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Dr. Haj-Ibrahim has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1900 Mt. Holly Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Solitro is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Solitro's clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Graves Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
8008 Route 130 N; Suite 204
Delran, NJ
 

Dr. Pascale Bastien practices adolescent medicine. Dr. Bastien has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bastien include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
129 Bridgeboro Street
Riverside, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Wiseman's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wiseman's areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. Dr. Wiseman attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

Specializes in Dermatology
215 Sunset Road
Willingboro, NJ
 

Dr. Warren Kurnick sees patients in Willingboro, NJ. His medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, warts, and rosacea. Dr. Kurnick is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. On average, patients gave Dr. Kurnick a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, scleroderma

All Interests: Warts, Scleroderma, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Skin ... (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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