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

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

Dr. Rochelle Rosian's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: steroid injections, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. Dr. Rosian is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. She trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. Dr. Rosian's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rosian 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)

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

Dr. Chad Deal is an adult rheumatology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: steroid injections, metabolic bone disease, and lupus. Dr. Deal is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Deal accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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

Dr. Chitra Manickam practices adult rheumatology in Highland Hills, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Orange Village, OH. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Manickam attended medical school at Christian Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Manickam completed a residency program 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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
29800 Bainbridge Road
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Mark Hendrickson, who practices in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Hendrickson is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Hendrickson's clinical interests: amputation, dermabrasion, and moles. He is professionally affiliated with Lutheran Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Hendrickson honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
4110 Warrensville Center Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. William Welches' specialty is family medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include spinal pain, neuropathic pain, and pain management. Dr. Welches is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at South Pointe Hospital, Dr. Welches attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Leslie Gilbert's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilbert attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gilbert completed a residency program 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, Splenic Artery Aneurysm, Visceral Artery Aneurysm, ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raghavendra include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Dr. Raghavendra performed her 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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Beachwood, OH, Garfield Heights, OH, and Independence, OH. His clinical interests include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. The average patient rating for Dr. Kirsh is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kirsh takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kirsh completed a residency program 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 practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Cleveland, OH and Chagrin Falls, OH. Her clinical interests include alopecia areata, warts, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). The average patient rating for Dr. Keskinen is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Keskinen honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for residency. She 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
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Dhimant Dani include spinal cord injuries, brain aneurysm, and central line placement. Dr. Dani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. 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 professionally affiliated with 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 is a general internist in Beachwood, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Ashtabula, OH. These areas are among Dr. Abed Alwahab's clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is 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. She attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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.