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

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

Dr. Chris Derk specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Derk accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and 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 practices adult rheumatology. In addition to English, she speaks Hungarian. Dr. Sandorfi is especially interested in raynaud's, metabolic bone disease, and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She attended Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Sandorfi's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has received the following distinctions: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013 through 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Merkel's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Merkel's distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013 through 2016; Boston Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Preethi Thomas is an adult rheumatology specialist in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Thomas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha. For her professional training, Dr. Thomas completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Schulz include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Schulz attended Temple University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Dr. Ronald Eric Krauser, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
11 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 201
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Krauser, who practices in Paoli, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krauser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Krauser's training includes residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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

Dr. Anupama Shahane's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Shahane's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is especially interested in osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Shahane attended the University of Mumbai and then went on to complete her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital 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.