We found 7 rheumatologists who accept Bronze Compass 6500 near Berwyn, PA.

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Dr. Chris Terry Derk, MS, BS, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Chris Derk practices adult rheumatology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Derk's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Raynaud's

Dr. Nora B Sandorfi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Nora Sandorfi is an adult rheumatology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: raynaud's, metabolic bone disease, and osteoporosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Sandorfi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sandorfi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Graduate Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013 through 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Sandorfi speaks Hungarian. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Osteoporosis, Gout, Raynaud's

Dr. Peter Alexander Merkel, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
250 King of Prussia
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Peter Merkel is an adult rheumatologist. He is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Merkel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Merkel completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013 through 2016; Boston Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
11 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 201
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Krauser's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Krauser has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krauser include back pain, bursitis, and lupus. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Krauser completed residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bursitis, Facet Injection, Joint Aspiration, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Joint Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Preethi P Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Preethi Thomas is an adult rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and residency at Jersey City Medical Center.

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

Dr. Steffan Walter Schulz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Steffan Schulz is a rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. His areas of expertise consist of raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Schulz is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency.

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Clinical interests: Lupus Nephritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Raynaud's

Dr. Anupama Vijay Shahane, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Anupama Shahane specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shahane include osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shahane is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is concerned with arthritis and other diseases of inflammation. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the joints and connective tissues. Arthritis, which occurs in the joints, is also a very common condition, so rheumatology is strongly associated with joint care. But rheumatology is about more that just arthritis. Other conditions that a rheumatologist might treat include:
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation at the base of the spine
  • Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that stops production of tears and saliva
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder causing widespread, chronic pain and fatigue

Pediatric rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in treating inflammatory diseases in children. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory diseases can begin even in childhood, and can cause a unique set of problems for active and growing children.

Rheumatologists use patient symptoms as well as lab tests and imaging tests such as MRIs to diagnose disease. Treatment varies widely depending on the diagnosis, but it may include physiotherapy (to improve motion, ability, and function) or medications. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDS (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) and steroids, or immune system suppressants such as methotrexate and TNF inhibitor medications (e.g. Enbrel, Humira). The goal is always to increase the patient’s ability to move without pain and to reduce the need for future treatment.
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