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We found 27 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Independence Personal Choice near Sewell, NJ.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Kings Way E
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Alicia Weeks is a rheumatologist in Sewell, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Moorestown, NJ. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Weeks's clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and carpal tunnel surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Kings Way E
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Brian Grimmett is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Grimmett's areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and carpal tunnel surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Grimmett obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adrienne Hollander, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Kings Way E
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Adrienne Hollander is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hollander include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and elbow pain. Dr. Hollander graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Kings Way E
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Arielle Silver is an adult rheumatologist in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Moorestown, NJ. She attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silver include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and elbow pain. Patients gave Dr. Silver an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Kings Way E
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Sheldon Solomon practices adult rheumatology in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Moorestown, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Solomon include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and carpal tunnel surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Solomon completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Kings Way E
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Maurer practices adult rheumatology in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Moorestown, NJ. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Maurer include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Maurer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Jerome Berlin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
155 Bridgeton Park
Mullica Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Berlin practices allergy & immunology in Turnersville, NJ, Mullica Hill, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. Dr. Berlin studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Berlin trained at Schneider Children's Hospital, National Cancer Institute, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: contact dermatitis, autoimmune disorders, and allergy testing. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berlin is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunotherapy, Bronchitis, Allergies, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Theodore David Conliffe Jr., MD
Specializes in Physiatry
327 Greentree Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Theodore Conliffe's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Conliffe include lower back strain, torticollis, and soft tissue injury. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Conliffe takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Conliffe obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
300 Medical Center Drive; Suite A
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Brown's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wright-Patterson Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Brown has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerular Diseases, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

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. Steven Andrew Litz, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
600 Jessup Road; Suite 102
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Litz works as an allergist/immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Litz include tonsilitis, contact dermatitis, and pulmonary testing. On average, patients gave Dr. Litz a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Litz is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Eczema, Immunotherapy, Bronchitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Lung Problems, Tonsilitis, ... (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 Nephrology
300 Medical Center Drive
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Zingrone practices adult nephrology. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zingrone completed a residency program at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Clinical interests for Dr. Zingrone include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Zingrone's professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Kidney ... (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.