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We found 94 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Independence Blue Cross near Stratford, NJ.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2309 E Evesham Road; Suite 101
Voorhees, 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
2309 E Evesham Road; Suite 101
Voorhees, 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
2309 E Evesham Road; Suite 101
Voorhees, 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
2309 E Evesham Road; Suite 101
Voorhees, 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
2309 E Evesham Road; Suite 101
Voorhees, 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
2309 E Evesham Road; Suite 101
Voorhees, 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. James P Dwyer, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2309 E Evesham Road; Suite 101
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. James Dwyer's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dwyer include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and carpal tunnel surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic 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)

Dr. Jonathan Ira Orwitz, MD
Specializes in Neurology
200b Route 73
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Orwitz is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Orwitz completed his residency training at Duke University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Orwitz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: Fellow American Academy of Neurology, .. He is affiliated with Advocare Neurology of South Jersey, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Jersey City Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Warren Richard Heymann, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
100 Brick Road; Suite 306
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Warren Heymann is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. His clinical interests include warts, rosacea, and acne. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Heymann takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Heymann completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and Jacobi Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, scleroderma

All Interests: Warts, Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma, Contact Dermatitis, Wound Complications, Skin Infection, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Analisa Vincent Halpern, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
100 Brick Road; Suite 306
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Analisa Halpern is a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist in Marlton, NJ and Camden, NJ. These areas are among her clinical interests: academic dermatology, phototherapy (light therapy), and psoriasis. Dr. Halpern is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She trained at Cooper University Hospital for her residency. Dr. Halpern honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chief Resident in Dermatology, Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Acne, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Academic ... (Read more)

Jeffrey S. Fendrick, MD
Specializes in Home Health, General Pediatrics
13 S. Lakeview Drive
Gibbsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fendrick works as a pediatrician and home health specialist. Dr. Fendrick's clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fendrick takes. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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

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

Dr. Justin Jacob Green, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
100 Brick Road; Suite 306
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Justin Green's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Before performing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Green attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Green include warts, rosacea, and acne. Patient ratings for Dr. Green average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recipient of the Stanley S. Bergen Medal of Excellence; and Chief Resident in Dermatology, Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Green is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, scleroderma

All Interests: Warts, Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma, Contact Dermatitis, Wound Complications, Skin Infection, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Marc Manders, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology
100 Brick Road; Suite 306
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Manders is a pediatric dermatology specialist. Patients gave Dr. Manders an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, rosacea, and acne. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Manders is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, scleroderma

All Interests: Warts, Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma, Contact Dermatitis, Wound Complications, Skin Infection, Skin ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
146 Lakeview Drive, Suite 202; Suite 202
Gibbsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Baker practices pediatric dermatology in Gibbsboro, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, rosacea, and acne. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Baker is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Baker is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, scleroderma

All Interests: Warts, Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma, Contact Dermatitis, Wound Complications, Skin Infection, Skin ... (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 General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
42 East Laurel Road; Suite 1800
Stratford, NJ
 

Dr. Anita Chopra's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among her clinical interests: athlete's foot, eczema, and diabetes management. Dr. Chopra is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She trained at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, ... (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.