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We found 8 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Coventry Bronze near Collegeville, PA.

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

Dr. Jennifer Kwan-Morley specializes in adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. Kwan-Morley is affiliated with Main Line Health. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kwan-Morley honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All 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 is an adult rheumatology specialist in East Norriton, PA, Collegeville, PA, and East Norristown, PA. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Norden attended Temple University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Norden honors. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Norden is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Lupus

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Market Street
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Mermelstein is a rheumatologist in East Norriton, PA, Colmar, PA, and Collegeville, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mermelstein graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Mermelstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Eric Brandon Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Enterprise Drive; 2nd Floor
Limerick, PA
 

Dr. Eric Smith is an orthopedic surgeon in Media, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Limerick, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Smith has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip A Adelman, MD
Specializes in Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
824 Main Street; Suite 302
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Philip Adelman practices electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Phoenixville, PA, Exton, PA, and Paoli, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Adelman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adelman include ischemic stroke, epilepsy, and electromyography (EMG). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adelman honors. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Adelman is affiliated with Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Bell's Palsy, Parkinson's Disease, Encephalitis, Dementia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clara Catherine Tiburcio, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Iron Bridge Drive
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Clara Tiburcio's specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Tiburcio is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tiburcio include menopause, cryotherapy, and migraine. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. Dr. Tiburcio speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Cryosurgery, Depression, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jasmeet Singh Oberoi, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
100 Market Street
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Jasmeet Oberoi works as an anesthesiologist in Collegeville, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. In his practice, he is particularly interested in multiple sclerosis (MS) and pain management. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Patiala and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Oberoi takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Back Problems, Pain Management, Trigger Point Therapy

Dr. Gina Lynn Rose, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Iron Bridge Drive; Suite 150
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Gina Rose practices family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Rose include menopause, cryotherapy, and migraine. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Rose attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Cryosurgery, Depression, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Multiple ... (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.