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We found 13 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Coventry HMO near Solon, OH.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So-40
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Rochelle Rosian is an adult rheumatology specialist. She attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Rosian's areas of expertise include steroid injections, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosian takes. She has received the following distinctions: America's Top Docs; Cleveland Super Doctors; and Chair, Women's Professional Staff Association. Dr. Rosian is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

All Interests: Steroid Injections, Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Inclusion Body ... (Read more)

Dr. Chad L Deal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code S0-40
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Chad Deal's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Deal is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Deal include steroid injections, metabolic bone disease, and lupus. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deal takes. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. His distinctions include: Cleveland Super Doctors and Best Doctor, Cleveland magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Steroid Injections, Metabolic Bone Disease, Metabolic Disorders, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
29800 Bainbridge Road
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Mark Hendrickson is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputation, dermabrasion, and moles. Dr. Hendrickson accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Hendrickson trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Lutheran Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Musculoskeletal Pain, Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Tien-Chuen Chang, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
29125 Chagrin Boulevard; Suite 110
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Timothy Chang is a specialist in dermatopathology. He speaks Mandarin. He has a special interest in academic dermatology, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and psoriasis. Dr. Chang is affiliated with MetroHealth. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Chang attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Chang is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Laser Treatment, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Dr. Leslie Jean Gilbert, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
551 E Washington Street; Mail Code J3-5
Chagrin Falls, OH
 

Dr. Leslie Gilbert works as a general internist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gilbert include thoracic outlet syndrome, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and edema (swelling from fluid retention). She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilbert obtained her medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Cellulitis, Edema, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
4110 Warrensville Center Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. William Welches' area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal pain, neuropathic pain, and pain management. Dr. Welches is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital. Before performing his residency at South Pointe Hospital, Dr. Welches attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Nutrition Issues, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Back Pain, Spinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
3733 Park East Drive; Suite 104
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Meredith Reimer is a pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology specialist in Beachwood, OH and Willoughby, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Reimer include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Reimer is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Reimer attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Reimer is affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Laser Skin Surgery, Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So10
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Pratibha Raghavendra specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Cleveland, OH, Solon, OH, and Twinsburg, OH. Dr. Raghavendra's areas of expertise include menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and graves disease. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She attended Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Raghavendra is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Thyroid Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3700 Park East Drive; Suite 100
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Brian Kirsh specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Beachwood, OH, Garfield Heights, OH, and Independence, OH. Dr. Kirsh's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Blood Tests, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Sclerotherapy, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatology
551 E Washington Street; Mail Code Cf10
Chagrin Falls, OH
 

Dr. Rosemary Keskinen is a dermatologist. She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Keskinen include alopecia areata, warts, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Dr. Keskinen is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Keskinen is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before completing her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Keskinen attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Moles, Psoriasis, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Toenail Fungus, Hives, Herpes, Fungal ... (Read more)

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1050 W Parkway Boulevard
Aurora, OH
 

Dr. Dhimant Dani's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord injuries, brain aneurysm, and central line placement. Dr. Dani is professionally affiliated with Euclid Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bronchoscopy, Hemorrhage, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Trachea Problems, Stroke, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3733 Park East Drive, Beachwood Medical Office; Mail Code Pk-10
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Ula Abed Alwahab sees patients in Beachwood, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Ashtabula, OH. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Abed Alwahab's areas of expertise include the following: vitamin D deficiency, amenorrhea (missed periods), and graves disease. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Aspiration, Thyroid Cancer, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lydia U Parker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
3733 Park East Drive; Suite #104
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Lydia Parker is a pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology specialist. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parker include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Parker is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and Lake Health. She honors Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Parker attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Laser Skin Surgery, Psoriasis, Botox Injection, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Laser Hair ... (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.