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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 is a rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Derk is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Derk's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Sandorfi is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sandorfi has indicated that her clinical interests include raynaud's, metabolic bone disease, and osteoporosis. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Graduate Hospital. She has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013 through 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Sandorfi speaks Hungarian. She is professionally 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. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Merkel takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Merkel has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013 through 2016; Boston Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Preethi Thomas, who practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She graduated from T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha. For her residency, Dr. Thomas trained at Jersey City Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Thomas's 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 a specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Schulz include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Schulz is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Schulz attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Ronald Krauser is a rheumatologist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include back pain, bursitis, and lupus. Dr. Krauser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Krauser attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Anupama Shahane's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Shahane's areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Patient ratings for Dr. Shahane average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Shahane attended medical school at the University of Mumbai. 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

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

Dr. Sucharitha Shanmugam works as an adult rheumatologist. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Madras Medical College and performed her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shanmugam is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital.

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

Dr. Mildred Kwan's areas of specialization are allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. Dr. Kwan accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Matthew Naegle is a Phoenixville, PA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Naegle is 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naegle accepts. Dr. Naegle attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. 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.