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We found 93 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Collingswood, NJ.

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

Dr. Joan Von-Feldt is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Von-Feldt speaks Spanish. She is especially interested in rheumatic heart disease, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilmington Hospital for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Von-Feldt takes. Her distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2002, 2012-13 Top Docs issues and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vivino include knee arthritis, leg pain, and psoriatic arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Vivino's professional affiliations include 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, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sharon Kolasinski is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kolasinski include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and osteoarthritis. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Kolasinski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015 - 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Her professional 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)

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

Dr. Anthony Napoli is a general practitioner and pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Napoli include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Devon Health Services, and more. Dr. Napoli graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. His professional affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Cooper University Health Care.

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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. James Jihoon Kwak, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
318 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. James Kwak is a family medicine practitioner. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kwak's areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Kwak is accepting new patients.

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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. 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 maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Debbs include high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Debbs completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Debbs takes. 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. Dr. Debbs is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus

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

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

Dr. Susan Taylor specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Taylor's areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, hair problems, and rosacea. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor takes. Dr. Taylor studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her residency was performed at Pennsylvania Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Taylor's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Harish Sehdev is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sehdev include high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sehdev is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Sehdev has received distinctions including 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)

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). The average patient rating for Dr. Heymann is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Heymann's clinical interests include warts, rosacea, and acne. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heymann 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. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is 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. 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 specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Before completing Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino's residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino's clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Richard Alan Gambescia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1811 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Richard Gambescia is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Gambescia's clinical interests include peripheral neuropathy, diverticular disease, and esophageal manometry. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Gambescia's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Ultrasound, Gastroparesis, Esophageal Manometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Joseph Purtill, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Purtill's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Purtill include knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. Dr. Purtill is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Purtill's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Patricia Jane Lyons, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
245 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Patricia Lyons works as an adult nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lyons include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Lyons honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

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

Dr. Craig Lane Israelite, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1865 Route 70 East; 2nd Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Israelite is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and psoriatic arthritis. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Israelite is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Israelite studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue in 2002, and 2010 - 2016. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Femur Fracture, Knee Fracture, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Justin Jacob Green, MD
Specializes in Dermatology, Other
3 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Justin Green specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Green include warts, rosacea, and acne. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green accepts. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Green has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recipient of the Stanley S. Bergen Medal of Excellence; and Chief Resident in Dermatology, Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, scleroderma

All Interests: Warts, Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma, Contact Dermatitis, Wound Complications, Skin Infection, Skin ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berlin include contact dermatitis, autoimmune disorders, and allergy testing. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Schneider Children's Hospital, National Cancer Institute, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Berlin is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Berlin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

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