We found 43 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, 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. Robert Hal Debbs, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
543 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Debbs works as a perinatologist and gynecologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Debbs obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Dr. Debbs's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Miscarriage, Labor ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Fendrick is a pediatrician and home health specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Fendrick include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Fendrick graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for residency. Dr. Fendrick is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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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. Patricia Jane Lyons, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
730 North Broad Street; Suite 101
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Patricia Lyons works as an adult nephrologist. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Lyons include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Lyons takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. She is affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Cancer, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Paul Chvala, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
730 North Broad Street; Suite 101
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Chvala is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Chvala's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Chvala performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Cancer, Diabetes, ... (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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Stratford, NJ. Dr. Chopra's training includes a residency program at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia. Her areas of expertise include the following: athlete's foot, eczema, and diabetes management. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chopra has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Zalut include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. 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). 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)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Helfer's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: metabolic bone disease, graves disease, and neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Helfer is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA HMO, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

Dr. Michael Bruce Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
570 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, 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. Victor G Mellul, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
416 Sicklerville Road
Sicklerville, NJ
 

Dr. Victor Mellul is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Patient reviews placed Dr. Mellul at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include basal cell carcinoma, warts, and contact dermatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Mellul accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Chemical Peels, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, ... (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.