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We found 16 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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Voorhees, NJ and Camden, NJ. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury and Cooper University Health Care. He takes Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cronin's office for an appointment. 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 and subsequently trained at Abington Memorial Hospital for residency.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. O'Connor is 2.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. O'Connor's professional affiliations include Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Connor honors. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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. Her areas of expertise include osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She studied medicine at Government Medical College, Srinagar. Her residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sehdev include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. Dr. Sehdev's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sehdev's distinctions 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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include knee replacement, osteomyelitis, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Hozack graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Hozack has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. 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 is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino honors 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 is affiliated with 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, Miscarriages, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Purtill is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Purtill's areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency.

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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 practices adult nephrology. Dr. Kurnik's areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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 practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), heart problems, and lupus. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Durnwald is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and a graduate of Summa Health System's residency program. Dr. Durnwald takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is open to 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)

Dr. Joseph Michael Kist, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
715 Fellowship Road, Suite B; Suite B
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Kist practices dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Kist obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kist include basal cell carcinoma, warts, and rosacea. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Moles, Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Kravitz is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Kravitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. Dr. Kravitz's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Salowe's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He honors several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Salowe's practice is open to 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. Craig Barash specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Barash's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Barash's office for an appointment. He 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)

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

Dr. Jonathan Anolik's specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: cushing's syndrome, pituitary disorders, and metabolic bone disease. Patients gave Dr. Anolik an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare POS. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Anolik has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Scott Modena's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Modena's areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He takes Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Modena is open to 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 is a gastroenterologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Volpe is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Delaware Valley Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Volpe's practice is open to 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.