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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include steroid injections, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Dr. Rosian's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed her residency at Allegheny General Hospital. She has received distinctions including 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, Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Inclusion Body ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Chad Deal's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Deal's clinical interests include steroid injections, metabolic bone disease, and lupus. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Deal's medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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, Metabolic Bone Disease, Metabolic Disorders, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Chitra Manickam is an adult rheumatology specialist in Highland Hills, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Orange Village, OH. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before performing her residency at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland, Dr. Manickam attended Christian Medical College for medical school. She is 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's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Hendrickson's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include amputation, dermabrasion, and moles. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lutheran Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Hendrickson is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Hendrickson attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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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' medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal pain, neuropathic pain, and pain management. Dr. Welches is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Welches trained at South Pointe Hospital. Dr. Welches's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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)

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

Dr. Leslie Gilbert works as a general internist in Cleveland, OH, Beachwood, OH, and Chagrin Falls, OH. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency 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 Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Raghavendra studied medicine at Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. She trained at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. 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, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Metabolic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Kirsh's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kirsh at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Kirsh attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. He is professionally 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 is a dermatologist in Cleveland, OH and Chagrin Falls, OH. Her areas of expertise include alopecia areata, warts, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Keskinen obtained her medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Keskinen's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

1050 W Parkway Boulevard
Aurora, OH
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Dhimant Dani include spinal cord injuries, brain aneurysm, and central line placement. Dr. Dani's professional affiliations include Euclid Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency 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)

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

Dr. Ula Abed Alwahab is a general internist. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Clinical interests for Dr. Abed Alwahab include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Abed Alwahab honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. 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.
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