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We found 26 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Horizon Basic Plan A/50 near Pennsauken, NJ.

Dr. Steven Ronald Peikin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
501 Fellowship Road; Suite 101
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Peikin is an adult gastroenterologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peikin include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Peikin has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Peikin is professionally affiliated with The Memorial Hospital of Salem County and Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Ben Elfant, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Elfant is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Elfant's professional affiliations include The Memorial Hospital of Salem County and Cooper University Health Care. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at Cooper University Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elfant is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia Ann Griech-McCleery, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
501 Fellowship Road; Suite 101
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Cynthia Griech-McCleery's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Griech-McCleery include esophageal varices, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Griech-McCleery takes. Dr. Griech-McCleery graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Griech-McCleery trained at Cooper University Hospital. Her professional affiliations include The Memorial Hospital of Salem County and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jin Ping Guo, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
2070 Springdale Road; Suite 100
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Jin Guo's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guo honors. Dr. Guo obtained her medical school training at Shanxi Medical University and Shanghai Medical University and performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. She speaks Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

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

Dr. Kimberly Irene Rozengarten, MPH, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3 Cooper Plaza; Room 104
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Kimberly Rozengarten's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Rozengarten's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. She is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Rozengarten trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
710 Kresson Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Katherine Gargiulo's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gargiulo include warts, celiac disease, and ankle sprain. Dr. Gargiulo's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Kennedy Health System, and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Gargiulo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
27 Covered Bridge Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Maro is a general internist and geriatrician in Cherry Hill, NJ. Dr. Maro's areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Maro honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to 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)

Dr. Thomas T Hanley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1865 Route 70 East; 2nd Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Hanley's area of specialization is family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanley's areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and eczema. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Hanley honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Virtua Voorhees for residency.

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

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, Cirrhosis, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

Dr. John Abbott Kirby, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1210 Brace Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. John Kirby works as a general internist in Cherry Hill, NJ. Dr. Kirby has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include ankle sprain, athlete's foot, and eczema. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kirby attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
600 Atlantic Avenue
Collingswood, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Stagliano specializes in family medicine and practices in Collingswood, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Stagliano's clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and sports health. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Steven Frank Santangelo, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Virtua Fm Cooper River; Cooper River West Office Building
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Santangelo's medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, ankle sprain, and sports physicals. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Santangelo obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Conjunctivitis, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatology
201 Haddon Avenue
Westmont, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Olivo's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Patients gave Dr. Olivo an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, rosacea, and acne. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Olivo accepts. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Monmouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, scleroderma

All Interests: Warts, Dermabrasion, Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Wound ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1939 Route 70 E; Suite 250
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Warren Werbitt's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Werbitt's clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Werbitt trained at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Werbitt highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Werbitt honors.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
950a Chester Avenue
Delran, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Dorfner is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dorfner include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dorfner trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for residency.

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

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
807 Haddon Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Levin specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Marlton, NJ, Stratford, NJ, and Atco, NJ. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Levin's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Patient ratings for Dr. Levin average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
817 Federal Street
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Melville Ackerman is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ackerman's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (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.