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We found 15 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Aetna Leap near Mount Laurel, NJ.

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

Dr. Carolyn O'Connor is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Connor include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA.

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

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Patrick Michael Cronin, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
900 Centennial Boulevard; Building 2, Suite 203
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Patrick Cronin works as an adult rheumatologist. He takes Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more. Dr. Cronin obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury and Cooper University Health Care. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ultrasound, Scleroderma

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

Dr. Humaira Khan is a rheumatologist. In Dr. Khan's practice, she is particularly interested in osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan accepts. After attending Government Medical College, Srinagar for medical school, Dr. Khan completed her residency training at 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. Harish Mohan Sehdev, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
110 Marter Avenue
Moorestown, 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. William James Hozack, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
999 Route 73
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. William Hozack's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hozack's clinical interests include knee replacement, osteomyelitis, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Hozack accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hozack include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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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 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. James Joseph Purtill, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
999 Route 73
Marlton, NJ
 

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)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9 Eves Drive; Suite 175
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Brenda Kurnik sees patients in Marlton, NJ. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Kurnik is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Lupus, ... (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 is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Summa Health System, Dr. Durnwald attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Diabetes Management, Diabetic Nephropathy, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan R Anolik, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
703 East Main Street
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Anolik is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, pituitary disorders, and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Anolik honors Medicare Supplement (Medigap), AmeriHealth, United Healthcare POS, and more. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center, New York's residency program. Dr. Anolik has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Barash is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Barash takes Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Barash graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. John Kravitz's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Kravitz is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Kravitz highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. David Salowe works as a gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Salowe is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Salowe attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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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
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Modena specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Modena include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He honors Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. John Volpe's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Volpe's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Delaware Valley Medical Center for his residency. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Volpe is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.