We found 6 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Sewell, NJ.

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Dr. Alan Jay Mushnick MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 3.85 stars (14 ratings)
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Mushnick is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mushnick has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mushnick include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Virtua Physician Partners. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mushnick's residency was performed at Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Eric D. Strauss MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (3 ratings)
608 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Strauss' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Marlton, NJ and Woodbury, NJ. Dr. Strauss has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, forearm fracture, and hand joint replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Physician Partners. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Strauss performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory arthritis

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Hand Joint Replacement, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Bruce Goldstein MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.3 stars (10 ratings)
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Goldstein's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Goldstein's clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Physician Partners. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Alex M. Celluzzi DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 1.75 stars (1 rating)
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Alex Celluzzi practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Celluzzi include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Celluzzi attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Andrew M. Alloy DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Alloy sees patients in Deptford, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, anemia, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Virtua Physician Partners. Dr. Alloy graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul S. Panebianco D.O.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
average rating 3.85 stars (7 ratings)
129 Johnson Road; Suite 4
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Panebianco's area of specialization is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Physician Partners. Dr. Panebianco is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Panebianco's residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Lupus, Systemic Lupus ... (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.
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