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We found 53 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1000 near Bryn Mawr, PA.

Dr. Thomas J Whalen, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
117 N Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whalen include fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Whalen has received include Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine and Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Alternative Medicine, Osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Chadwick Johr practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Johr is especially interested in sjogren's syndrome. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital.

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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 physician who specializes in occupational medicine and adult rheumatology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Allan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Allan attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. 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 is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Vivino's areas of expertise include knee arthritis, leg pain, and psoriatic arthritis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Vivino attended Temple University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including 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. He is professionally 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, 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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Before performing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Chen attended Shanghai Medical University for medical school. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: 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. Dr. Chen is conversant in Chinese. She is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Fabian Mendoza-Ballesteros practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros include menopause, psoriatic arthritis, and shoulder tendonitis. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at National University of San Marcos and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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

Dr. Alexis Ogdie-Beatty's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She is especially interested in psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Dr. Ogdie-Beatty is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She 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 an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

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

Dr. Preethi Thomas is an adult rheumatology specialist in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Thomas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha. For her professional training, Dr. Thomas completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic 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. 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 is a hand surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Culp include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and arthroplasty. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Culp accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Culp include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. Dr. Culp's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
Villanova, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Osterman specializes in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osterman include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Osterman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

Dr. Harish Mohan Sehdev, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
801 Spruce Street; Spruce Building 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harish Sehdev's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sehdev include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. Dr. Sehdev's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sehdev's distinctions include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus

All Interests: Blood Tests, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Scott Levin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Levin's areas of specialization are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic wounds, general reconstruction, and osteomyelitis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Levin attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Victoria Ann Cirillo-Hyland, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
919 Conestoga Road, Building 2; Suites 105 & 106
Rosemont, PA
 

Dr. Victoria Cirillo-Hyland practices pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery in Bryn Mawr, PA and Rosemont, PA. Her clinical interests encompass psoriasis and cosmetic skin treatment. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Cirillo-Hyland attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cirillo-Hyland trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cirillo-Hyland has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cirillo-Hyland takes. Dr. Cirillo-Hyland has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Lynn Michele Klein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
50 Monument Road; Suite 301
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Lynn Klein is a pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology specialist in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Klein include contact dermatitis, hair problems, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Klein is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Klein attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Main Line Today "Top Doc 2008". Dr. Klein's professional affiliations include Aesthetic Dermatology and Lankenau Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Stacey Ellen Englander-Turner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
940 Haverford Road; Suite 100
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Stacey Turner works as a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and surgical dermatologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Turner is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Turner include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Turner is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Marie Sweet, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
700 S Henderson Road; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Sweet sees patients in King of Prussia, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and East Norriton, PA. Her medical specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sweet's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Sweet speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Sweet welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (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.