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We found 24 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Platinum near Marlton, NJ.

Dr. Hala M Eid, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
900 Centennial Boulevard; Building 2, Suite 203
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Hala Eid is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, and lupus. She is rated highly by her patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eid takes. Her education and training includes medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut and residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Eid's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury and Cooper University Health Care. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

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

Dr. Sharon Kolasinski's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kolasinski include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Kolasinski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Cooper University Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Kolasinski attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kolasinski include: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015 - 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Giant Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Humaira Hussain Hussain, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
601 Route 73 North; 4 Greentree Center, Suite 104
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Humaira Khan works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Khan has indicated that her clinical interests include osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She attended Government Medical College, Srinagar and then went on to complete her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Robert Hal Debbs, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
2301 E Evesham Road; Voorhees Professional Pavilion
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Debbs practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Dr. Debbs's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Clinical interests for Dr. Debbs include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Harish Mohan Sehdev, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2301 Evesham Road; Building 800, Suite 221
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Harish Sehdev practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Sehdev's areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sehdev has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus

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

Dr. William James Hozack, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
999 Route 73
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. William Hozack's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, osteomyelitis, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). Patient ratings for Dr. Hozack average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hozack takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hozack include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Myriam A J Mondestin-Sorrentino, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
2301 E Evesham Road; Building 800
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Myriam Mondestin-Sorrentino practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System. 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. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino's average rating from Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino's patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

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

Dr. Leo Charles Katz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
443 Laurel Oak Road; 1st Floor
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Leo Katz is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Katz's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katz has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Mark Kastenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
443 Laurel Oak Road; 1st Floor
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. David Kastenberg is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kastenberg include esophageal manometry, sigmoidoscopy, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Kastenberg attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Theodore David Conliffe Jr., MD
Specializes in Physiatry
999 Route 73 North; Third Floor
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Theodore Conliffe is a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Conliffe's areas of expertise include the following: lower back strain, torticollis, and soft tissue injury. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Conliffe completed his residency training at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tulin Budak-Alpdogan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
Md Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper; Two Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Tulin Budak-Alpdogan is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She studied medicine at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Hacettepe University. Dr. Budak-Alpdogan is especially interested in chemotherapy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. In addition to English, Dr. Budak-Alpdogan speaks Turkish. She is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Leukemia, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Chemotherapy, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Cuckoo Choudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
443 Laurel Oak Road; 1st Floor
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Cuckoo Choudhary's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, achalasia, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Gauhati Medical College and Hospital for medical school, Dr. Choudhary completed her residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Celeste Patricia Durnwald, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2301 Evesham Road, Building 800; Suite 221
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Celeste Durnwald's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, she performed her residency at Summa Health System. Dr. Durnwald's areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), heart problems, and lupus. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Diabetes Management, Urinary Tract Problems, Diabetic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Barash practices adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Barash's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barash welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. John Kravitz works as a gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kravitz include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Kravitz is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. David Salowe is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Salowe trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salowe honors. Dr. Salowe is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (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.