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We found 15 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare Supplement near Mount Holly, NJ.

Dr. Jonathan Ira Orwitz, MD
Specializes in Neurology
693 Main Street; Box 159
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Orwitz is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Orwitz completed his residency training at Duke University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Orwitz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: Fellow American Academy of Neurology, .. He is affiliated with Advocare Neurology of South Jersey, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Jersey City Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Jin Ping Guo, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6 Daffodil Lane
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Jin Guo, who practices in Lumberton, NJ and Cherry Hill, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Guo speaks Chinese. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. She is a graduate of Shanxi Medical University and Shanghai Medical University. Dr. Guo trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Medicare Supplement (Medigap), and more.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

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

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Specializes in Neurology
693 Main Street; Box 159
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Seth Keller is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Keller a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Keller's residency was performed at National Naval Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Advocare Neurology of South Jersey, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. Dr. Keller's practice is open to new patients.

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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, Facial ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Conrad sees patients in Hainesport, NJ, Mount Laurel, NJ, and Burlington, NJ. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Conrad's areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Teacher Of The Year Award. 1989-90. Baystate Med C; and Tr. Springfield Ma..

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Graves Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology
693 Main Street; Box 159
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Arun Kachroo is a neurologist in Lumberton, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Kachroo attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. These areas are among Dr. Kachroo's clinical interests: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with Advocare Neurology of South Jersey.

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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)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Margaret Franger practices adult nephrology. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at Cooper University Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Franger honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

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

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Dorothy Min specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Burlington, NJ and Hainesport, NJ. Dr. Min's areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed her residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

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

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Prasad Acharya specializes in adult nephrology. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Acharya's clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

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

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. David Share works as an adult nephrologist. Dr. Share's areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Share attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

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

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Solitro's area of specialization is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Solitro completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Graves Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
120 Madison Avenue
Mount Holly, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Denniston is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. After attending the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Denniston completed his residency training at Grady Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. His average patient rating 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, lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
811 Sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Salerno specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Salerno trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for his residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

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

Dr. Diego R Ortega, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
175 Madison Avenue
Mount Holly, NJ
 

Dr. Diego Ortega is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Ortega attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

Dr. Raul Luis Berio-Dorta, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
175 Madison Avenue
Mount Holly, NJ
 

Dr. Raul Berio-Dorta is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Berio-Dorta's clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. He honors 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)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
310 Creek Crossing Boulevard
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Meltzer's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Dr. Meltzer's education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Patient ratings for Dr. Meltzer average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, 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.