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We found 10 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 practices adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosian include steroid injections, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Dr. Rosian is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, she performed her residency at Allegheny General Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosian is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosian accepts. Dr. Rosian's distinctions include: America's Top Docs; Cleveland Super Doctors; and Chair, Women's Professional Staff Association.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include steroid injections, metabolic bone disease, and lupus. Dr. Deal is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Deal attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Deal highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deal takes. He has received the following distinctions: 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 plastic surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH. Patients rated Dr. Hendrickson highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hendrickson include amputation, dermabrasion, and moles. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hendrickson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hendrickson's 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)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
4110 Warrensville Center Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. William Welches sees patients in Cleveland, OH, Beachwood, OH, and Warrensville Heights, OH. His medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Welches attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at South Pointe Hospital. His clinical interests include spinal pain, neuropathic pain, and pain management. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Welches's professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Leslie Gilbert's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gilbert include thoracic outlet syndrome, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Gilbert attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. She is 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 Adult Endocrinology
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So10
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Pratibha Raghavendra is an adult endocrinologist. Her areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Raghavendra is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Raghavendra's education and training includes medical school at Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and residency at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

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

Dr. Brian Kirsh is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Beachwood, OH, Garfield Heights, OH, and Independence, OH. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirsh include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. Dr. Kirsh honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Keskinen's clinical interests include alopecia areata, warts, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Keskinen trained at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Keskinen is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, brain aneurysm, and central line placement. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Dani attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Euclid Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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. Her clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Abed Alwahab is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Aspiration, Thyroid ... (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.