Finding Providers
loading

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

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2309 E Evesham Road; Suite 101
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Alicia Weeks is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Weeks's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and carpal tunnel surgery. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then she performed her residency at Cooper University Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2309 E Evesham Road; Suite 101
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Brian Grimmett practices adult rheumatology in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Moorestown, NJ. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Grimmett's clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Grimmett has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

Read more

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
2309 E Evesham Road; Suite 101
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Adrienne Hollander's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Hollander's clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and elbow pain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hollander accepts. Before performing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Hollander attended Temple University School of Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2309 E Evesham Road; Suite 101
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Arielle Silver's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Silver's average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Silver include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and elbow pain. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2309 E Evesham Road; Suite 101
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Sheldon Solomon's specialty is adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave Dr. Solomon a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Solomon studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2309 E Evesham Road; Suite 101
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Maurer specializes in adult rheumatology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Maurer's areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and carpal tunnel surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maurer obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, ... (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. 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. Dwyer accepts. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Read more

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

Dr. Jonathan Orwitz is a neurologist. Dr. Orwitz's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Orwitz include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Orwitz attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Hospital for his residency. He has received the distinction of 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. He has an open panel.

Read more

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 Dermatology, Other
100 Brick Road; Suite 306
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Warren Heymann practices dermatology (skin disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Heymann average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include warts, rosacea, and acne. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Heymann graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and Jacobi Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Fendrick is a physician who specializes in home health and general pediatrics. Dr. Fendrick graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Clinical interests for Dr. Fendrick include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Read more

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 Dermatology, Other
100 Brick Road; Suite 306
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Justin Green's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include warts, rosacea, and acne. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Green completed a residency program at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Green is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recipient of the Stanley S. Bergen Medal of Excellence; and Chief Resident in Dermatology, Cooper University Hospital.

Read more

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 Dermatology, Other
100 Brick Road; Suite 306
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Analisa Halpern is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). She is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Halpern takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Cooper University Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident in Dermatology, Cooper University Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Rosacea, Acne, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Melanoma

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

Dr. Steven Manders is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Manders include warts, rosacea, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Manders accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, scleroderma

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

No Photo
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
146 Lakeview Drive, Suite 202; Suite 202
Gibbsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Baker is a specialist in pediatric dermatology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include warts, rosacea, and acne. Dr. Baker accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Baker is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

Read more

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 rehabilitation physician. Dr. Conliffe's areas of expertise include the following: lower back strain, torticollis, and soft tissue injury. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Conliffe completed his residency training at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

No Photo
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); she sees patients in Stratford, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chopra include athlete's foot, eczema, and diabetes management. Dr. Chopra honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her medical residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia. Dr. Chopra has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.