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We found 8 rheumatologists who accept Aetna Leap Specialty near East Norriton, PA.

Dr. Nora B Sandorfi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Nora Sandorfi practices adult rheumatology. In addition to English, she speaks Hungarian. Dr. Sandorfi is especially interested in raynaud's, metabolic bone disease, and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She attended Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Sandorfi's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has received the following distinctions: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013 through 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Osteoporosis, Gout, Raynaud's

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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Clinical interests: Knee Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Dermatomyositis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
170 W Germantown Pike; Suite C-2
East Norriton, 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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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Lupus

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
170 W. Germantown Pike; Norriton Office Center, Suite C-2
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Kerry Stone is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Stone's areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Stone attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Lupus

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
170 W. Germantown Pike; Suite C-2
East Norriton, 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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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Lupus

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
170 W. Germantown Pike; Suite C-2
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Arati Karhadkar's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Karhadkar attended medical school at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. Her areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, osteoporosis, and arthritis. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Karhadkar (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis

Dr. Farhan Tahir, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
721 Arbor Way; Suite 103
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. Farhan Tahir works as a rheumatologist in Blue Bell, PA and Yardley, PA. He is a graduate of Rawalpindi Medical College. Dr. Tahir accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Abington Health.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
170 N Henderson Road; Suite 100
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Warren Katz specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in King of Prussia, PA. Dr. Katz accepts Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.