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 S0-40
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Chad Deal is an adult rheumatologist. These areas are among Dr. Deal's clinical interests: steroid injections, knee arthritis, and paget's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Deal's distinctions include: Cleveland Super Doctors and Best Doctor, Cleveland magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Rochelle Rosian is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosian include steroid injections, knee arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosian is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and a graduate of Allegheny General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Rosian has received distinctions including America's Top Docs; Cleveland Super Doctors; and Chair, Women's Professional Staff Association. She is affiliated with Beachwood Family Health Center.

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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)

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

Dr. Chitra Manickam practices adult rheumatology. She is professionally affiliated with UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center. Dr. Manickam takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She studied medicine at Christian Medical College. She completed her residency training at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include amputation, dermabrasion, and moles. Dr. Hendrickson is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Hendrickson speaks Spanish. His professional 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 works as a family medicine physician in Cleveland, OH, Beachwood, OH, and Warrensville Heights, OH. His clinical interests include spinal pain, neuropathic pain, and pain management. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Welches honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Welches attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at South Pointe Hospital for residency. His 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Gilbert include thoracic outlet syndrome, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Gilbert is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Her education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. She is professionally affiliated with Beachwood Family Health Center and 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 Gastroenterology
3700 Park East Drive; Suite 100
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Brian Kirsh is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His clinical interests include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. Patient ratings for Dr. Kirsh average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Beachwood Family Health Center and 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 specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). She works in Cleveland, OH and Chagrin Falls, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Keskinen include alopecia areata, warts, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Patient ratings for Dr. Keskinen average 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Keskinen honors. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Keskinen is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Pratibha Rao is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Rao attended medical school at Bangalore University. She completed her residency training at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Montefiore Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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

Dr. Ula Abed Alwahab specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Beachwood, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Ashtabula, OH. Her areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and graves disease. Dr. Abed Alwahab is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Abed Alwahab trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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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
 

These areas are among Dr. Dhimant Dani's clinical interests: spinal cord injuries, brain aneurysm, and central line placement. Dr. Dani is professionally affiliated with Euclid Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Medina Hospital. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, he performed his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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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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