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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne - Newtown Road; Suite 234
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Craig Barash is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Barash include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Barash is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Dr. Barash is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. John Kravitz works as a gastroenterologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Kravitz accepts several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. Dr. Kravitz attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. David Salowe's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salowe's areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salowe honors. Dr. Salowe is accepting new patients. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Scott Modena's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Modena's clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Temple University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. John Volpe is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Delaware Valley Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Volpe include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Patients gave Dr. Volpe an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Volpe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.
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