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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 is a gastroenterologist in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Deptford, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Alloy's clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, anemia, and hepatitis C. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Alloy attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldstein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He is 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. Ricardo Y Mabanta, MD
Specializes in Neurology
239 Hurffville Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Ricardo Mabanta, who practices in Marlton, NJ and Sewell, NJ, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. For his professional training, Dr. Mabanta completed a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Mabanta's clinical interests include guillain-barre syndrome, electromyography (EMG), and botox injection. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

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

Dr. Alex Celluzzi practices adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Celluzzi include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Celluzzi is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Before completing his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Celluzzi attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Celluzzi 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, Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alan Mushnick's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mushnick include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Mushnick's training includes a residency program at Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
188 Fries Mill Road
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Warren Werbitt's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Werbitt's areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. Dr. Werbitt is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Werbitt accepts.

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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's specialty is adult nephrology. Patients rated Dr. Panebianco highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Panebianco attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia for residency.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Dr. Chen graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Virtua Voorhees. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.