We found 22 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept TRICARE For Life near Haddonfield, NJ.

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
27 Covered Bridge Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Maro is a Cherry Hill, NJ physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Maro include cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. Before completing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Maro attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Maro accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Edema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Irene Rozengarten, MPH, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27 Covered Bridge Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Kimberly Rozengarten's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rozengarten include cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Her education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rozengarten is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Edema, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2301 E Evesham Road; Suite 202
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Elizabeth Helfer practices adult endocrinology in Voorhees, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Helfer include metabolic bone diseases, graves disease, and neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Helfer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA HMO, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for her residency. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Graves Disease, Tumor, Diabetes Management, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
201 Haddon Avenue
Westmont, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Olivo is a surgical dermatology specialist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, psoriasis, and dermatomyositis. Dr. Olivo accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Olivo attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Monmouth Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, scleroderma

All Interests: Warts, Dermabrasion, Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Wound ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew M Alloy, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2301 E Evesham Road; Building 800 Suite 110
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Alloy is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Alloy's clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, anemia, and hepatitis C. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. Dr. Alloy is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jin Ping Guo, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
2070 Springdale Road; Suite 100
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Jin Guo's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. She is conversant in Chinese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guo include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Her education and training includes medical school at Shanxi Medical University and Shanghai Medical University and residency at Temple University Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap).

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Eczema, Immunotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, Skin Testing, Skin Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Jay Mushnick, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2301 E Evesham Road; Building 800, Suite 110
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Mushnick is an adult gastroenterologist in Voorhees, NJ, Deptford, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. Dr. Mushnick's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Mushnick honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His residency was performed at Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Bruce Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2301 E Evesham Road; Building 800 Suite 110
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Goldstein sees patients in Deptford, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Goldstein attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex M Celluzzi, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2301 E Evesham Road; Suite 110 Bldg Pmb 800
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Alex Celluzzi specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Celluzzi is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Celluzzi honors. Before completing his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Celluzzi attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Jean Marie Davidson, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
25 E Laurel Road
Stratford, NJ
 

Dr. Jean Davidson's specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among her clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, pituitary disorders, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davidson takes. She graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes Management, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Hyperthyroidism, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
35 Kings Highway E; Suite 105
Haddonfield, NJ
 

Dr. Shwu-Miin Chen's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Chen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at National Taiwan University School of Medicine and performed her residency at National Taiwan University Hospital and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Chen is conversant in Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Lupus, General Care, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Frank Santangelo, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
807 Haddon Avenue; Suite 206
Haddonfield, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Santangelo's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Santangelo include cardiac risk reduction, ankle sprain, and sports physicals. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap), in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Santangelo attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Conjunctivitis, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1939 Route 70 E; Suite 250
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Warren Werbitt, who practices in Cherry Hill, NJ and Turnersville, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital for residency. Dr. Werbitt's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Werbitt honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
807 Haddon Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Levin is an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Levin's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Ricardo Y Mabanta, MD
Specializes in Neurology
651 Route 73 North; Suite 204
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Ricardo Mabanta's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: guillain-barre syndrome, electromyography (EMG), and botox injection. Dr. Mabanta graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Mabanta an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Facial Pain, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rose Mary Mary Fair-Covely, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1605 E Evesham Road; Suite 200
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Rose Fair-Covely's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, pituitary disorders, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fair-Covely attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes Management, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Hyperthyroidism, ... (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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