We found 15 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Coventry Gold $10 Copay OAHMO near Woodbury, NJ.

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

Dr. Robert Debbs is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Debbs include high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Debbs completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Debbs takes. He has received the following distinctions: 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 is accepting new patients.

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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)

Dr. David Steven Zelouf, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1321 Intrepid Avenue, Suite 100; Building M7
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Zelouf sees patients in King of Prussia, PA, Paoli, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zelouf include elbow pain, facet injection, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Zelouf is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Zelouf trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Zelouf is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony J Dimarino Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26 E Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Dimarino is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Dimarino is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Dimarino takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Dimarino has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2010. His professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Whipple Procedure, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Samuel Kroop, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26 E. Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Kroop's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Kroop honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kroop's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Kroop attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Crohn's and Colitis, Delaware Valley Physician Physician of the Year and Top Doctor, Gastroenterology, South Jersey Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Jane Lyons, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
730 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Patricia Lyons works as an adult nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lyons include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Lyons honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

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

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Abrams, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26 E Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Abrams' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Abrams's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: South Jersey Magazine's Top Docs. Dr. Abrams's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Sheperd Tase, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
603 N. Broad Street; Suite-300
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Douglas Tase specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Deptford, NJ, Camden, NJ, and Glassboro, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement and knee replacement. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Tase is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Tase is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury and Cooper University Health Care. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Reconstructive Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26 E Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Jorge Prieto specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Prieto include radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), achalasia, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Prieto welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Jersey Magazine's Top Docs.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Paul Chvala, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
730 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Chvala is a specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Chvala is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chvala's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

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

Dr. Nicholas Thomas Orfanidis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26 E Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Nicholas Orfanidis' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Orfanidis include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aarati Bhoosa Malliah, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
26 E Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Aarati Malliah's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Malliah's professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Malliah attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Malliah is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sindhu Kikkeri Srinivas, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2301 Evesham Road; Building 800
Blackwood, NJ
 

Dr. Sindhu Srinivas practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Srinivas's areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Srinivas speaks Kannada. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Diabetic Nephropathy, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Corrina M Oxford-Horrey, BS, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
543 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Corrina Oxford is a perinatologist. Dr. Oxford's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oxford include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), high risk pregnancy, and heart problems. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Oxford takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harsha Sharma, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1006 Mantua Pike
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Harsha Sharma practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharma include menopause, colposcopy, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Sharma is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College, she performed her residency at Queens Hospital Center. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, Blood Tests, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1321 Intrepid Avenue; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Meredith Osterman is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in Havertown, PA, King of Prussia, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, overuse injuries, and arthroplasty. Dr. Osterman is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (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.