We found 92 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Collingswood, NJ.

Dr. Joan M Von Feldt, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, South Pavilion; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joan Vonfeldt's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Vonfeldt's areas of expertise include rheumatic heart disease, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Wilmington Hospital. She has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2002, 2012-13 Top Docs issues and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Vonfeldt speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Frederick B Vivino, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
38th and Market Streets, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, 3910 Bui.; Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Frederick Vivino, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Vivino attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, leg pain, and psoriatic arthritis. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vivino is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2008 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Dermatomyositis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Bone Spurs, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharon L Kolasinski, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1103 N Kings Highway; Suite 203
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Sharon Kolasinski is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolasinski include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and osteoarthritis. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kolasinski takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kolasinski include: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015 - 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eon Kyu Shin, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
834 Chestnut Street; Suite G114
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eon Shin specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Shin is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). These areas are among his clinical interests: elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Shin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Mercy Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Anthony F. Napoli, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
504 White Horse Pike
Collingswood, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Napoli's areas of specialization are general practice and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Gibbsboro, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Collingswood, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Napoli include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Cooper University Health Care. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Napoli is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Adam B Elfant, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Elfant's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His professional affiliations include Cooper University Physicians, Virtua Marlton Hospital, and The Memorial Hospital of Salem County. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Elfant completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Elfant has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. James Joseph Purtill, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
925 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Purtill is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. His clinical interests include torticollis, lower back strain, and shoulder tendonitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Purtill completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Hal Debbs, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
1865 Route 70 East; 2nd Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Debbs is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Dr. Debbs's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Debbs is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue in 2002, and from 2013 - 2016. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Virtua Marlton Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric L Hume, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1865 Route 70 East; 2nd Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Hume's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hume include knee arthritis, total hip replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Hume's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Charlene Taylor, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
800 Walnut Street; 16th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Susan Taylor is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Taylor include hair problems, rosacea, and acne. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Taylor has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Moles, Psoriasis, Cryosurgery, Athlete's Foot, Hyaluronic Acid Injections, Botox Injection, Atopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Jerome Berlin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Virtua Internal Medicine - Cherry Hill; North Kings Highway Professional Center
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Berlin practices allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include contact dermatitis, autoimmune disorders, and allergy testing. Dr. Berlin's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital, Virtua Marlton Hospital, and Kennedy Health System. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Schneider Children's Hospital, National Cancer Institute, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Berlin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunotherapy, Bronchitis, Allergies, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Myriam A.j Mondestin-Sorrentino, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
1865 Route 70 East; 2nd Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Myriam Mondestin-Sorrentino's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino's residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly M Heath, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1800 Lombard Street; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kelly Heath specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Her areas of expertise include neurorehabilitation, cognitive rehabilitation, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Heath honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Heath is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Orthotics, Headache, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Warren Richard Heymann, MD
Specializes in Dermatology, Other
3 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Warren Heymann is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and Jacobi Medical Center. His areas of expertise include warts, rosacea, and acne. Patients gave Dr. Heymann an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Heymann has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, scleroderma

All Interests: Warts, Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma, Contact Dermatitis, Wound Complications, Skin Infection, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Harish M Sehdev, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1865 Route 70 East; 2nd Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Harish Sehdev's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Sehdev's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sehdev has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Miscarriage, Blood ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
600 Atlantic Avenue
Collingswood, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Stagliano is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stagliano include warts, ankle sprain, and sports health. Dr. Stagliano is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stagliano trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Stagliano is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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