We found 251 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Aetna Gold HMO near Bala Cynwyd, PA.

Dr. Joan Marie Von-Feldt, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Spruce Street; 8 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joan Von-Feldt is an adult rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA. She is especially interested in rheumatic heart disease, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Von-Feldt is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Wilmington Hospital's residency program. She has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2002, 2012-13 Top Docs issues and Philadelphia Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Von-Feldt is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Gary Victor Gordon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 137 Lankenau Medical Building
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Gary Gordon, who practices in Wynnewood, PA and Broomall, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. Gordon is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Waterbury Hospital for residency. Dr. Gordon takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gordon's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chadwick Rudolph Johr, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Rheumatology
3910 Powelton Avenue; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Chadwick Johr specializes in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Johr include sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Johr's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Sjogren's Syndrome

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
627 South 52nd Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen works as a rheumatologist. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Whalen include joint pain, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Whalen has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine and Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Whalen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, Facet Injection, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. David Abraham Allan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
3910 Powelton Avenue; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Allan's areas of specialization are occupational medicine and adult rheumatology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Allan speaks French. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Polymyositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frederick B Vivino, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3910 N Powelton Avenue; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Frederick Vivino practices adult rheumatology in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Vivino include knee arthritis, leg pain, and psoriatic arthritis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vivino takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Vivino completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vivino include: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2008 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Dermatomyositis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharon Lee Kolasinski, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3737 Market Street; 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sharon Kolasinski's specialty is adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and osteoarthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Kolasinski is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kolasinski accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Kolasinski completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015 - 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lan X Chen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3910 Building, Suite 100; 51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lan Chen is an adult rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Chen speaks Chinese. Her areas of expertise include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She graduated from Shanghai Medical University and then she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Chen has received include Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2008-2009; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012 and 2013-2013-2014; and Recognized by MDx Medical's Patients' Choice Award in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra B Weibel, MD
Specializes in Adult Immunology, Adult Pulmonology
834 Chestnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sandra Weibel practices adult immunology and adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Weibel include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and anemia. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Weibel completed residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Weibel takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 470
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Kendra Zuckerman is an adult rheumatology specialist. Her areas of expertise include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. The average patient rating for Dr. Zuckerman is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zuckerman accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Zuckerman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
822 Pine Street; Suite 3a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Barry Schimmer works as a rheumatologist. Dr. Schimmer's areas of expertise include the following: metabolic bone disease, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and lupus nephritis. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Schimmer include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Dermatomyositis, Dupuytren's Contracture, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexis Renae Ogdie-Beatty, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alexis Ogdie-Beatty is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Ogdie-Beatty's areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ogdie-Beatty takes.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
822 Pine Street; Suite 3a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Epstein's specialty is adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: metabolic bone disease, lupus nephritis, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Epstein is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Epstein honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2002 and 2012 Top Docs issues.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Facial Pain, Ankle Sprain, Dermatomyositis, Dupuytren's Contracture, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Preethi P Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Preethi Thomas specializes in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thomas include knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and a graduate of Jersey City Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Dermatomyositis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Fabian Alberto Mendoza-Ballesteros, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
225 E. City Avenue; Suite 109
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Fabian Mendoza-Ballesteros' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include menopause, psoriatic arthritis, and shoulder tendonitis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros obtained his medical school training at National University of San Marcos and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Psoriatic Arthritis, Knee Pain, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
245 N. Broad Street; Ms 426
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Carolyn O'Connor's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. O'Connor's areas of expertise include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. O'Connor takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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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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