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

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

Dr. Chad Deal specializes in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: steroid injections, knee arthritis, and lupus. He is 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. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Deal has received 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 an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Rosian's education and training includes medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Her areas of expertise include steroid injections, knee arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: America's Top Docs; Cleveland Super Doctors; and Chair, Women's Professional Staff Association. Dr. Rosian is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Chitra Manickam specializes in adult rheumatology. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Christian Medical College, Dr. Manickam performed her residency at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. She is affiliated with UH Cleveland Medical Center.

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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, who practices in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Hendrickson a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, dermabrasion, and moles. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Hendrickson completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Welches's areas of expertise include the following: spinal pain, neuropathic pain, and pain management. The average patient rating for Dr. Welches 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. He attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Welches completed a residency program at South Pointe Hospital. 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)

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

Dr. Leslie Gilbert practices general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Gilbert is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gilbert trained 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)

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

Dr. Brian Kirsh is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirsh include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirsh accepts. Dr. Kirsh 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). Patients gave Dr. Keskinen an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Keskinen include alopecia areata, warts, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Keskinen honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Rao obtained her medical school training at Bangalore University and performed her residency at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Rao 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 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abed Alwahab include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Abed Alwahab is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abed Alwahab's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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
 

Dr. Dhimant Dani's clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, brain aneurysm, and central line placement. He is affiliated with Euclid Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Dani is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. For his professional training, Dr. Dani completed residency programs at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He accepts 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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