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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 works as a rheumatologist. Her areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and carpal tunnel surgery. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Weeks has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weeks accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Kings Way E
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Brian Grimmett works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Grimmett's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Grimmett include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Grimmett's residency was performed 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, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adrienne Hollander is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and elbow pain. Dr. Hollander is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Kings Way E
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Arielle Silver practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Silver has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and elbow pain. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Silver studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Silver completed a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Kings Way E
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Sheldon Solomon sees patients in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Moorestown, NJ. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Solomon include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and carpal tunnel surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Solomon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Solomon attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Kings Way E
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Maurer sees patients in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Moorestown, NJ. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Maurer's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Berlin is an allergist/immunologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: contact dermatitis, autoimmune disorders, and allergy testing. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berlin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Schneider Children's Hospital, National Cancer Institute, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Berlin's professional affiliations include 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 is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). The average patient rating for Dr. Conliffe is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Conliffe include lower back strain, torticollis, and soft tissue injury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Before performing his residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Conliffe attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. 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 is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wright-Patterson Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). These areas are among Dr. Brown's clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Brown's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. His practice is open to 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 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)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
300 Medical Center Drive
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Carmen Canals-Navas' specialty is adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Canals-Navas speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Canals-Navas is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Canals-Navas honors. Dr. Canals-Navas has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (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)

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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.