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We found 20 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept MagnaCare PPO near Burlington, NJ.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
811 Sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Lee De Lacy specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Lumberton, NJ and Burlington, NJ. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. De Lacy is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Dr. De Lacy accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. De Lacy's medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Wireless Esophageal pH Monitoring, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Conrad sees patients in Hainesport, NJ, Mount Laurel, NJ, and Burlington, NJ. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Conrad's areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Teacher Of The Year Award. 1989-90. Baystate Med C; and 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. Monica B Awsare, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
811 Sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Monica Awsare is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Awsare's clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Awsare is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
811 Sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. William Taub's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Taub's clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. He studied medicine at New York Medical College and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Taub trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Taub is in-network 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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
811 Sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Maurice Leonard is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leonard include colposcopy, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Leonard has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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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. Dr. Suchin's clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
811sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Dorfner sees patients in Burlington, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Delran, NJ. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Dorfner is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dorfner's clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dorfner accepts. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Dorfner completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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)

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

Dr. Margaret Franger practices adult nephrology. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at Cooper University Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Franger 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)

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

Dr. Dorothy Min specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Burlington, NJ and Hainesport, NJ. Dr. Min's areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed her residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. Prasad Acharya specializes in adult nephrology. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Acharya's clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. Myra Vargas works as a nephrologist in Hainesport, NJ and Burlington, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Vargas's clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Vargas attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. David Share works as an adult nephrologist. Dr. Share's areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Share attended medical school at 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)

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

Dr. Matthew Solitro's area of specialization is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Solitro completed his residency training 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)

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

Dr. Pascale Bastien is an adolescent medicine specialist in Delran, NJ. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Bastien's areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. She is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bastien graduated from New York Medical College. Her residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
950 South Chester Avenue
Delran, NJ
 

Dr. Lutsiya Pelimskaya practices general internal medicine in Delran, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Pelimskaya include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Pelimskaya trained at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Pelimskaya is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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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)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
129 Bridgeboro Street
Riverside, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Wiseman works as a family medicine physician. Patients gave Dr. Wiseman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wiseman include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wiseman is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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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)

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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.