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

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

Dr. Patrick Cronin's specialty is adult rheumatology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA. Before performing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Cronin attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Cronin's professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury and Cooper University Health Care. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ultrasound, Scleroderma

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

Dr. Carolyn O'Connor's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. O'Connor's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She has a special interest in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is affiliated with Drexel Medicine. Dr. O'Connor is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency.

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

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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

Dr. Humaira Khan's specialty is adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with Drexel Medicine. Dr. Khan accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Government Medical College, Srinagar. 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. William James Hozack, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
999 Route 73
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. William Hozack specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hozack's clinical interests include knee replacement, patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee), and osteomyelitis. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Hozack's distinctions 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. Dr. Hozack's practice 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 is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino performed Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino's residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino's patients. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 areas of expertise include torticollis, lower back strain, and shoulder tendonitis. Dr. Purtill accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Purtill completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

Dr. Harish Mohan Sehdev, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
110 Marter Avenue
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Harish Sehdev's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Sehdev include high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Sehdev 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. Celeste Patricia Durnwald, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2301 Evesham Road, Building 800; Suite 221
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Celeste Durnwald's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Durnwald's clinical interests include thyroid problems, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Durnwald takes. She obtained her medical school training at Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed her residency at Summa Health System. Her professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Craig Barash's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Barash attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He takes several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. John Kravitz is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kravitz studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kravitz include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kravitz is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. David Salowe is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Salowe's areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. The average patient rating for Dr. Salowe is 4.5 stars out of 5. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salowe accepts. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. Dr. Salowe is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Brenda Kurnik is an adult nephrologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kurnik attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. Jonathan R Anolik, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
703 East Main Street
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Anolik practices adult endocrinology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Anolik include cushing's syndrome, pituitary disorders, and metabolic bone diseases. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anolik takes. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Anolik attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He 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)

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

Dr. Scott Modena's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Modena include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Modena is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Modena is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. John Volpe is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Volpe trained at Delaware Valley Medical Center. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Volpe accepts. Dr. Volpe is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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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.
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