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We found 82 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Aetna Leap Specialty near Bryn Mawr, PA.

Dr. Gary Victor Gordon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Lancaster Avenue, Lankenau Medical Building West; Suite 137
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Gary Gordon's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Waterbury Hospital. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Gordon is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chadwick Rudolph Johr, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Rheumatology
3910 Powelton Avenue; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Chadwick Johr's specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johr include sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Johr's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Johr honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Sjogren's Syndrome

Dr. David Abraham Allan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
3910 Powelton Avenue; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Allan is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in occupational medicine and adult rheumatology. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Allan is conversant in French. Dr. Allan is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Polymyositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frederick B Vivino, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3910 N Powelton Avenue; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Frederick Vivino is an adult rheumatology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, leg pain, and psoriatic arthritis. On average, patients gave Dr. Vivino a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Vivino attended Temple University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Vivino has received include Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2008 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Dermatomyositis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lan X Chen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3910 Building, Suite 100; 51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lan Chen's specialty is adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She graduated from Shanghai Medical University and then she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Chen has received the following distinctions: Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2008-2009; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012 and 2013-2013-2014; and Recognized by MDx Medical's Patients' Choice Award in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012. She speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
117 N Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Whalen graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: joint pain, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whalen takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinctions: Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine and Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Whalen is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, Facet Injection, Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 470
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Kendra Zuckerman is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Zuckerman's clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Zuckerman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexis Renae Ogdie-Beatty, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alexis Ogdie-Beatty is an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Ogdie-Beatty has indicated that her clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ogdie-Beatty attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

Dr. Fabian Alberto Mendoza-Ballesteros, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
225 E. City Avenue; Suite 109
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Fabian Mendoza-Ballesteros is an adult rheumatology specialist. His areas of expertise include menopause, psoriatic arthritis, and shoulder tendonitis. Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. After attending National University of San Marcos for medical school, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Menopause, Pain, Psoriatic Arthritis, Knee Pain, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Preethi Thomas specializes in adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and a graduate of Jersey City Medical Center's residency program. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

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

Dr. Marianthi Kiriakidou, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
225 E. City Avenue; Suite 109
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Marianthi Kiriakidou's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Kiriakidou's areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, biopsy, and arthritis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. She studied medicine at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Biopsy, Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Raynaud's

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 470
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Flagg is a Bryn Mawr, PA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: bursitis, lupus, and lyme disease. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Flagg is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Flagg completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Bursitis, Joint Aspiration, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Joint Problems

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 470
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Pierre Minerva works as a rheumatologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Minerva's clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Minerva takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Facet ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 470
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Donald Miller is a rheumatologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include joint pain, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Miller has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall William Culp, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2010 West Chester Pike; Suite 330
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Randall Culp specializes in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Culp include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Culp has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Dr. Culp has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Lee Osterman Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2010 West Chester Pike; Suite 330
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Osterman's medical specialty is hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. Dr. Osterman honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Osterman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Unfortunately, Dr. Osterman is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

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What is an Autoimmune Disorder?

An autoimmune disorder happens when the immune system mistakenly attacks the tissues of its own body, causing symptoms of illness. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disorders. While some are very rare, others are fairly common. Combined, autoimmune disorders are one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, affecting approximately 24 million people.

A properly working immune system identifies foreign substances in the body that might cause illness, such as bacteria and viruses. The immune system then creates antibodies which attack the foreign substances, neutralizing them and keeping the body safe. In people with autoimmune disorders, something goes wrong with this process. For reasons we don’t understand very well, the immune system creates antibodies to attack the patient’s own tissues.

Symptoms of an autoimmune disorder depend on which tissue is being attacked by the immune system, but common symptoms of autoimmune disease include fever, fatigue, and a general feeling of just not being well. Autoimmune disorders are more common in women than in men, and they may run in families. Autoimmune disorders can affect various parts of the body such as blood vessels, connective tissue, endocrine glands, joints, muscles, red blood cells, skin, and many others.

It is common to have more than one autoimmune disorder at a time. Most are chronic, or life-long illnesses, although they may come and go in flares. Treatment for autoimmune disorders depends on which part of the body is being attacked. For example:
  • A type 1 diabetic whose pancreas has been damaged will need insulin.
  • A person with Hashimoto’s whose thyroid has been damaged will need replacement thyroid hormones.
  • Someone with Sjogren’s syndrome will need eye drops and mouth rinses to replace tears and saliva.
Many autoimmune disorders of all kinds are treated with immune-suppressing medications, such as corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone) to reduce the effect of the immune system.