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We found 7 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Coventry Bronze near Collegeville, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Market Street
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Norden's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is especially interested in osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. Dr. Norden takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Norden is open to 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 professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Mermelstein has a special interest in osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mermelstein attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Mermelstein takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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; Second Floor
Royersford, PA
 

Dr. Eric Smith's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: elbow pain, ACL injury, and bone spurs. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Orthopaedic Resident of the Year; Pfizer Scholars in Pain Grant; and Junior Orthopaedic Resident of the Year.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Ankle Fusion, Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, ... (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 Exton, PA, Paoli, PA, and Phoenixville, PA. His areas of clinical interest consist of general neurology, migraine, and parkinson's disease. Dr. Adelman is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Paoli Hospital. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Adelman trained at Rush University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Adelman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adelman takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Parkinson's Disease, Migraine, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
100 Market Street
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Jasmeet Oberoi is an anesthesiologist. Dr. Oberoi attended medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS) and pain management. Dr. Oberoi is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Back Problems, Pain Management

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Iron Bridge Drive; Suite 150
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Clara Tiburcio is a family practitioner in Trappe, PA and Collegeville, PA. Dr. Tiburcio speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tiburcio include cryotherapy, migraine, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Before performing her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, Dr. Tiburcio attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Tiburcio is 3.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tiburcio accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Iron Bridge Drive; Suite 150
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Gina Rose specializes in family medicine. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include cryotherapy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Rose is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.