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We found 46 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicaid near Turnersville, 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. Robert Hal Debbs, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
543 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Debbs specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Dr. Debbs graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Debbs trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. His areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Debbs include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue in 2002, and from 2013 - 2016. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, ... (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)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
42 East Laurel Road; Suite 1800, University Doctors Pavilion
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)

Dr. David Scott Zalut, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1000 White Horse Road; 806
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. David Zalut is a family medicine physician. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Zalut's areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

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

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Rowan Som/department of Medicine; Pavilions of Voorhees
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Elizabeth Helfer is an adult endocrinology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Helfer include metabolic bone disease, graves disease, and neuroendocrine tumors. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Before performing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Helfer attended Boston University School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA HMO, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Graves Disease, Tumor, Diabetes Management, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew M Alloy, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
570 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, 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. Dominic Adam Marchiano, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
543 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Dominic Marchiano's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Marchiano is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Marchiano trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), high risk pregnancy, and heart problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marchiano's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Miscarriages, Blood Tests, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Bruce Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
570 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, 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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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.