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 an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Alloy's clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, anemia, and hepatitis C. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Alloy trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for his residency. 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. Ricardo Y Mabanta, MD
Specializes in Neurology
239 Hurffville Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Ricardo Mabanta's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Mabanta's areas of expertise include guillain-barre syndrome, electromyography (EMG), and botox injection. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mabanta is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more.

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

Dr. Alan Mushnick's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Mushnick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Mushnick trained 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, who practices in Voorhees, NJ, Deptford, NJ, and Sewell, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Celluzzi's areas of expertise include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Celluzzi completed a residency program 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. Michael Bruce Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Goldstein practices adult gastroenterology in Deptford, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Goldstein trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldstein average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Paul Panebianco is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Panebianco's education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia. His areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Panebianco 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 a Cherry Hill, NJ physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Werbitt takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, ... (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. His areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Chen has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Chen completed his residency training at Virtua Voorhees.

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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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