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We found 7 rheumatologists who accept Aetna Leap Basic near Collegeville, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
599 Arcola Road; Suite 208
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Kwan-Morley works as a rheumatologist in Malvern, PA, Collegeville, PA, and Exton, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. She is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Kwan-Morley attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Kwan-Morley average 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kwan-Morley honors. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Facet Injection, Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Market Street
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Norden specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Norden's areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Norden is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Lupus

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Market Street
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Arati Karhadkar works as an adult rheumatologist in Collegeville, PA, Norristown, PA, and Colmar, PA. Dr. Karhadkar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi and Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Karhadkar include arthroscopic surgery, osteoporosis, and arthritis. Dr. Karhadkar is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Before completing her residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, Dr. Karhadkar attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
599 Arcola Road; Suite 208
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Morris sees patients in Malvern, PA, Exton, PA, and Collegeville, PA. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). Dr. Morris is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Morris completed a residency program at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. She is affiliated with Main Line Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Morris's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Joint Aspiration, Joint Problems

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

Dr. Sucharitha Shanmugam's specialty is adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital. She studied medicine at Madras Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Shanmugam completed a residency program at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shanmugam takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Market Street
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Mermelstein is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mermelstein honors. Dr. Mermelstein's practice is open to new patients. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Matthew B Naegle, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
826 Main Street Mob Ii
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Naegle is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Naegle is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Naegle attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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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.