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We found 8 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Sewell, NJ.

Dr. Andrew M Alloy, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Alloy's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Alloy attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, anemia, and hepatitis C. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Bruce Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Goldstein is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Deptford, NJ. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Goldstein completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldstein accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Alan Jay Mushnick, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Mushnick, who practices in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Deptford, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mushnick's clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. The average patient rating for Dr. Mushnick is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His training includes a residency program at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Mushnick is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Alex M Celluzzi, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Alex Celluzzi's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Celluzzi is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Celluzzi trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Ricardo Y Mabanta, MD
Specializes in Neurology
239 Hurffville Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Ricardo Mabanta's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: guillain-barre syndrome, electromyography (EMG), and botox injection. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mabanta accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program.

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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 Gastroenterology
188 Fries Mill Road
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Warren Werbitt works as an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Werbitt include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Werbitt average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Werbitt accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Paul S Panebianco, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
129 Johnson Road; Suite 4
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Panebianco is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. The average patient rating for Dr. Panebianco is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Panebianco's clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia, Dr. Panebianco attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is 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. Timothy Chen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
239 Hurffville - Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Timothy Chen sees patients in Bordentown, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Moorestown, NJ. His medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Virtua Voorhees. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Cellulitis, Chronic Fatigue ... (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.