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We found 38 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near East Norriton, PA.

Dr. Preethi P Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Preethi Thomas specializes in adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and a graduate of Jersey City Medical Center's residency program. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All 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 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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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All 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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Stone is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Stone is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All 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 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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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Randall William Culp, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
700 South Henderson Road, The Merion Building; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Randall Culp specializes in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Culp include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Culp has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Dr. Culp has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Lee Osterman Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
700 South Henderson Road, The Merion Building; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Osterman's medical specialty is hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. Dr. Osterman honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Osterman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Unfortunately, Dr. Osterman is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Blane Adam Sessions, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
700 S Henderson Road; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Blane Sessions' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sessions has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sessions has received include Co-Chairman, Philadelphia Hand Symposium; "Top Doctor" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today; and American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erum Naseem Ilyas, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
860 First Avenue; Suite 8b
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Erum Ilyas is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, cryotherapy, and contact dermatitis. Dr. Ilyas is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Cooper University Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Main Line Health. Dr. Ilyas has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Cancer Screening, Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Rita Jirjis El-Hajj, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1100 East Hector Street; Suite 105a
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Rita El-Hajj is an endocrinologist in Wynnewood, PA and Conshohocken, PA. Her education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at Maryland General Hospital. These areas are among Dr. El-Hajj's clinical interests: diabetes management, metabolic disorders, and graves disease. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. El-Hajj is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Diabetes Management, Hyperthyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Marie Sweet, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
609 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Sweet practices hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in King of Prussia, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Sweet's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sweet trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Sweet is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Sweet is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Robert Superdock, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
609 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Keith Superdock's medical specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of clinical interest consist of polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Dr. Superdock is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Associates in Nephrology. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Duke University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Superdock has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerular Diseases, Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Anemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Francis Sharkey, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
234 Mall Boulevard; Suite G-10
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Sharkey works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Philadelphia, PA, Media, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sharkey at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Sharkey attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Dr. Sharkey's practice is open to new patients.

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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. David Alan Sass, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. David Sass practices adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sass include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Sass attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Sass has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. David Steven Zelouf, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
700 South Henderson Road; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. David Zelouf sees patients in King of Prussia, PA, Paoli, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: elbow pain, facet injection, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Zelouf accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Zelouf trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zelouf's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Soo Kim Abboud, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Soo Abboud's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abboud's clinical interests include neck reconstructive surgery, ear pain, and thyroid cancer. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abboud graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016. She is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Ear Pain, Facial Pain, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Theodore David Conliffe Jr., MD
Specializes in Physiatry
234 Mall Boulevard; The Atrium Building Suite G30
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Theodore Conliffe's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Conliffe include lower back strain, torticollis, and soft tissue injury. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Conliffe takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Conliffe obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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.