We found 4 providers with an interest in shingles and who accept MultiPlan PPO near Lumberton, NJ.

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1636 Route 38; Lumberton Plaza
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Chidinma Alozie-Arole specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and female incontinence. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Alozie-Arole attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervix ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Judith Siegel, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1617 Route 38
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Amy Siegel is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Siegel's areas of expertise include menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and pre-eclampsia. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. Dr. Siegel is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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All Interests: Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervix Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Monica T Agar, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1617 Route 38
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Monica Agar is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Agar's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and pre-eclampsia. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Before performing her residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Agar attended Albany Medical College for medical school.

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Dr. Christina L Chao, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1617 Route 38
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Christina Chao specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Medford, NJ, Lumberton, NJ, and Columbus, NJ. Dr. Chao studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and female incontinence. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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What is Shingles?

Shingles is an infection that is characterized by painful rashes. It can occur anywhere in the body, but it most commonly appears on one side of the torso as a stripe of red rashes. Other symptoms include itchiness, fluid-filled blisters that break open, fever, and fatigue. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus responsible for chickenpox. If you had chickenpox as a child, the virus stays inside your body and may reappear as shingles later in life, especially when your immune system is not strong enough to fight the virus. Shingles most often affects people over 50, and the risk of getting the disease rises with age.

A person who has shingles can pass it onto others who have not had chickenpox if they get in direct contact with the open sores of the rash. As a precaution, you should avoid contact with pregnant women or newborns if you have shingles. While there is no cure for this disease, medications may help reduce pain and speed up the healing process. Bathing with cool water and applying cool compresses on your rashes and blisters can temporarily relieve itchiness.

A shingles vaccine is available for people who are 50 or older. The vaccine is given as a single injection containing a live virus, so you should not get the vaccine if your immune system is weak. Getting vaccinated does not guarantee total protection against shingles, but it will likely decrease the severity of the disease.

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