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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 works as an adult rheumatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kwan-Morley include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Kwan-Morley a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kwan-Morley trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kwan-Morley is affiliated with Main Line Health. 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 rheumatologist. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Norden trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Norden's clinical interests encompass osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Norden is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is adult rheumatology. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mermelstein include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Mermelstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mermelstein attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Dr. Smith is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Smith trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Philip Adelman is a specialist in electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Phoenixville, PA, Exton, PA, and Paoli, PA. Dr. Adelman's clinical interests include ischemic stroke, epilepsy, and electromyography (EMG). He is affiliated with Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Adelman is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Clara Tiburcio practices family medicine in Trappe, PA and Collegeville, PA. Before completing her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, Dr. Tiburcio attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Tiburcio's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, cryotherapy, and migraine. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Tiburcio is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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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. Dr. Oberoi's areas of expertise include the following: multiple sclerosis (MS) and pain management. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. After attending Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Rose studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, cryotherapy, and migraine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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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.