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We found 10 rheumatologists who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1500 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is 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, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Derk is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Derk completed a residency program 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 a rheumatologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Sandorfi is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Sandorfi's clinical interests: raynaud's, metabolic bone disease, and osteoporosis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandorfi accepts. She studied medicine at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sandorfi completed a residency program at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Sandorfi's distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013 through 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Sandorfi speaks Hungarian. Her hospital/clinic 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 a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Merkel's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Merkel include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013 through 2016; Boston Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors. Dr. Merkel is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He welcomes 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 practices adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Thomas attended medical school at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas honors. She is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in adult rheumatology. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schulz include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Schulz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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 is a rheumatologist in Paoli, PA. His professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Krauser's residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Krauser is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Shahane has a special interest in osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Shahane accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Sucharitha Shanmugam, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
824 Main Street; Suite 100
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Sucharitha Shanmugam is an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Shanmugam is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, she performed her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Mildred Kwan is a specialist in allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. She attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Kwan accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS.

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Dr. Matthew B Naegle, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
824 Main Street; Suite 100
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Naegle's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Naegle obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital.

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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.