We found 88 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1000 near Bryn Mawr, PA.

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
117 N Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Whalen's clinical interests include joint pain, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whalen honors. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Whalen include: Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine and Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Fabian Mendoza-Ballesteros sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include menopause, psoriatic arthritis, and shoulder tendonitis. Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at National University of San Marcos and residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

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

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

Dr. Gary Gordon is an adult rheumatology specialist in Wynnewood, PA and Broomall, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Gordon is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Gordon has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. David Allan works as a rheumatologist and occupational medicine specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allan accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Allan speaks French.

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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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vivino include knee arthritis, leg pain, and psoriatic arthritis. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Vivino obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Patient ratings for Dr. Vivino average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vivino is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2008 through 2017; and Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

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

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

Dr. Pierre Minerva sees patients in Bryn Mawr, PA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Minerva obtained his medical school training at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Minerva has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Chadwick Johr is a rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA. He has a special interest in sjogren's syndrome. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Johr is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Sjogren's Syndrome

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

Dr. Kendra Zuckerman is an adult rheumatologist in Bryn Mawr, PA. On average, patients gave Dr. Zuckerman a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zuckerman include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Her professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Zuckerman welcomes new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Zuckerman attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, ... (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 is an adult rheumatology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Chinese. Her areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. She is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She attended Shanghai Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen has received distinctions including 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.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

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

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

Dr. Donald Miller is a specialist in adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include joint pain, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Miller attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Alexis Ogdie-Beatty is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. In her practice, Dr. Ogdie-Beatty focuses on psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Ogdie-Beatty obtained her medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ogdie-Beatty is affiliated with 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. Preethi Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Preethi Thomas' specialty is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include knee arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Thomas attended medical school at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

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

Dr. Stephanie Flagg practices adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Flagg include bursitis, lupus, and lyme disease. Her professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before completing her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Flagg attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. A. Osterman specializes in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Osterman an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osterman include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and wrist fracture. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Osterman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Osterman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French.

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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)

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

Dr. Randall Culp works as a hand surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Culp include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Culp honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Culp attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Proximal Row Carpectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph S Sando Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Church Road; Suite 100
Ardmore, PA
 

Dr. Ralph Sando's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Portuguese. His areas of expertise consist of biopsy, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Sando is professionally affiliated with Accuvision Eye M.D. Caregroup, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Sando attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Biopsy, Sjogren's Syndrome

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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.
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