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We found 39 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' specialty is adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Thomas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Thomas attended T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha for medical school. 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 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
170 W. Germantown Pike; Norriton Office Center, Suite C-2
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Kerry Stone is an adult rheumatology specialist. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Stone completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Her clinical interests encompass osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. Dr. Stone has an open panel.

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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 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. 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 works as a hand surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedic surgeon in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Culp takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. Dr. Culp's professional affiliations include 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 is a specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. Dr. Osterman is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Osterman attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Osterman is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Sessions is 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Sessions completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Sessions has received professional recognition including the following: Co-Chairman, Philadelphia Hand Symposium; "Top Doctor" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today; and American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

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

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

Dr. Rita El-Hajj practices adult endocrinology in Wynnewood, PA and Conshohocken, PA. On average, patients gave Dr. El-Hajj a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes management, metabolic disorders, and graves disease. She is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. El-Hajj is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at Maryland General Hospital.

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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, who practices in King of Prussia, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sweet include arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Sweet takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Erum Ilyas is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist in King of Prussia, PA. Her clinical interests include warts, cryotherapy, and contact dermatitis. Dr. Ilyas takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Ilyas's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Main Line Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Cancer Screening, Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin ... (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 is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA, Media, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharkey include knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. Dr. Sharkey is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. He 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 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zelouf include elbow pain, facet injection, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Zelouf is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Zelouf trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Zelouf is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Keith Superdock's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Dr. Superdock's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Associates in Nephrology. Before completing his residency at Duke University Hospital, Dr. Superdock attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Superdock has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. David Sass' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sass include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Sass is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Sass trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Sass has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Liver ... (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). His areas of expertise include lower back strain, torticollis, and soft tissue injury. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Conliffe is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Conliffe is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Congenital Hand Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Alan Kerson, MD
Specializes in Neurology
721 Arbor Way; Suite 101
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Kerson is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Dr. Kerson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010. Dr. Kerson is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health, and Abington Health.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Gait Abnormalities, Parkinson's Disease, Dementia, Stroke, Eye Problems

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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.