We found 11 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Coventry HMO near Solon, OH.

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

Dr. Rochelle Rosian works as an adult rheumatologist. She attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosian include steroid injections, knee arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Rosian has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosian takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rosian include: America's Top Docs; Cleveland Super Doctors; and Chair, Women's Professional Staff Association. Dr. Rosian is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code S0-40
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Chad Deal is a rheumatologist in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH. Dr. Deal's areas of expertise include steroid injections, knee arthritis, and lupus. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Deal trained at Boston Medical Center for his residency. His distinctions include: Cleveland Super Doctors and Best Doctor, Cleveland magazine. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

Dr. Chitra Manickam, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3909 Orange Place; Suite 3100
Orange Village, OH
 

Dr. Chitra Manickam is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Manickam graduated from Christian Medical College and then she performed her residency at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. She is professionally affiliated with the University Hospitals (UH).

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
29800 Bainbridge Road
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Mark Hendrickson is a plastic surgeon in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Hendrickson include amputation, dermabrasion, and moles. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hendrickson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lutheran Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
4110 Warrensville Center Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. William Welches is a family medicine practitioner in Cleveland, OH, Beachwood, OH, and Warrensville Heights, OH. Dr. Welches is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Welches include spinal pain, neuropathic pain, and pain management. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at South Pointe Hospital for residency. Dr. Welches's hospital/clinic 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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
551 E Washington Street; Mail Code J3-5
Chagrin Falls, OH
 

Dr. Leslie Gilbert specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Cleveland, OH, Beachwood, OH, and Chagrin Falls, OH. Dr. Gilbert studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gilbert completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Her areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Gilbert is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. 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, Splenic Artery Aneurysm, Visceral Artery Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pratibha Raghavendra's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Before performing her residency at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Raghavendra attended Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raghavendra include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Raghavendra takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kirsh include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kirsh completed his residency training 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)

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

Dr. Rosemary Keskinen specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Cleveland, OH and Chagrin Falls, OH. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include alopecia areata, warts, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Dr. Keskinen is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of MetroHealth Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Ula Abed Alwahab's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Abed Alwahab include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abed Alwahab takes. She graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abed Alwahab trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. 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, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Aspiration, Thyroid ... (Read more)

1050 W Parkway Boulevard
Aurora, OH
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Dhimant Dani include spinal cord injuries, brain aneurysm, and central line placement. He is professionally affiliated with Euclid Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dani takes. Before performing his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Dani attended Medical College Baroda for medical school.

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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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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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