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 is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Alloy's clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, anemia, and hepatitis C. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. Dr. Alloy 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. Alan Jay Mushnick, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Mushnick is an adult gastroenterologist in Voorhees, NJ, Deptford, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. Dr. Mushnick's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Mushnick honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His residency was performed 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)

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

Dr. Michael Goldstein sees patients in Deptford, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Goldstein attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Alex M Celluzzi, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Alex Celluzzi specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Celluzzi is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Celluzzi honors. 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.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Patients gave Dr. Panebianco an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Panebianco include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia.

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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, who practices in Cherry Hill, NJ and Turnersville, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital for residency. Dr. Werbitt's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Werbitt honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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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's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: guillain-barre syndrome, electromyography (EMG), and botox injection. Dr. Mabanta graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Mabanta an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to 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. Timothy Chen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
239 Hurffville - Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Timothy Chen specializes in family medicine. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chen trained at Virtua Voorhees. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Chen's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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.
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