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

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

Dr. Andrew Alloy works as a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Alloy include gastrointestinal bleeding, anemia, and hepatitis C. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, 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, Deptford, NJ, and Sewell, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Mushnick honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. For his residency, Dr. Mushnick trained at Cooper University Hospital. He is 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. Michael Bruce Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Goldstein's specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Goldstein a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Goldstein completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Celluzzi include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Celluzzi attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. 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: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Paul Panebianco, who practices in Turnersville, NJ and Marlton, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Panebianco's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Panebianco is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia's residency program. He 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
188 Fries Mill Road
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Warren Werbitt is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patients gave Dr. Werbitt an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Werbitt include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, Dr. Werbitt attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Ricardo Mabanta works as a neurologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Mabanta average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: guillain-barre syndrome, electromyography (EMG), and botox injection. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Mabanta's education and training includes medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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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. Timothy Chen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
239 Hurffville - Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Timothy Chen's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Chen's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Chen trained at Virtua Voorhees for his residency.

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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.
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