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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Derk's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Derk attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school.

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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's specialty is adult rheumatology. She studied medicine at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sandorfi's training includes a residency program at Graduate Hospital. She has a special interest in raynaud's, metabolic bone disease, and osteoporosis. Dr. Sandorfi has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013 through 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. She speaks Hungarian. She is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Merkel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Merkel is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merkel takes. 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. Dr. Merkel's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ronald Krauser specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Paoli, PA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Krauser include back pain, bursitis, and lupus. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Krauser attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Krauser welcomes new patients.

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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' specialty is adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Thomas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Thomas attended T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha for medical school. Her professional 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 an adult rheumatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schulz include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Schulz is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. 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. Anupama Vijay Shahane, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Anupama Shahane is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Shahane is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shahane honors. Before performing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Shahane attended the University of Mumbai for medical school. She is affiliated with 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.