We found 25 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, who practices in Sewell, NJ and Voorhees, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weeks's areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and carpal tunnel surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Weeks completed a residency program at Cooper 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. Brian Grimmett specializes in adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Grimmett average 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Grimmett honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Kings Way E
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Sheldon Solomon is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Solomon include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Solomon has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Solomon completed a residency program 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)

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

Dr. Adrienne Hollander works as a rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hollander 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. Hollander attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Hollander's training includes a residency program 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)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Kings Way E
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Arielle Silver is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Silver has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and elbow pain. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silver graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Silver trained 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, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Kings Way E
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Maurer is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Maurer has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and carpal tunnel surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maurer accepts. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed 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, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Berlin is an allergy & immunology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: contact dermatitis, autoimmune disorders, and allergy testing. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berlin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE. Dr. Berlin studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Schneider Children's Hospital, National Cancer Institute, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Berlin is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunotherapy, Bronchitis, Allergies, Contact ... (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). Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Brown is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He 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. Michael Bruce Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Goldstein is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Goldstein is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Goldstein's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for 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. Andrew M Alloy, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Alloy's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Alloy include gastrointestinal bleeding, anemia, and hepatitis C. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Glassboro Road
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Tara Tomasso practices family medicine in Woodbury Heights, NJ, Woodbury, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and sports health. On average, patients gave Dr. Tomasso a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tomasso takes. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tomasso is professionally affiliated with Associates in Family Healthcare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alan Mushnick works as a gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mushnick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Cooper University Hospital for his residency. He 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. Paul S Panebianco, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
129 Johnson Road; Suite 4
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Panebianco works as an adult nephrologist in Turnersville, NJ and Marlton, NJ. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average 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. Dr. Panebianco honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Panebianco completed a residency program 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)

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. Dr. Celluzzi is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. 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 and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Celluzzi's residency was performed at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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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 is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Deptford, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Vineland, NJ. His areas of expertise include tonsilitis, contact dermatitis, and pulmonary testing. Dr. Litz is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Before completing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Litz attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Dr. Litz 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. Litz accepts. He welcomes 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 is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include guillain-barre syndrome, electromyography (EMG), and botox injection. On average, patients gave Dr. Mabanta a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mabanta takes. His 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)

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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.