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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 practices adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Thomas attended medical school at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas honors. She is professionally affiliated with 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 a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in East Norriton, PA, Colmar, PA, and East Norristown, PA. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Norden attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Norden has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact his 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; Norriton Office Center, Suite C-2
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Kerry Stone's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Stone completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She 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 specializes in adult rheumatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Mermelstein is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mermelstein is open to new patients. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He speaks 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. His areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and arthroplasty. Dr. Culp's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Culp has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. Dr. Culp is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Osterman is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Osterman attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Osterman include: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (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 hand surgeon and orthopedist in Glen Mills, PA, King of Prussia, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sessions is affiliated with Penn Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his professional training, Dr. Sessions completed a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Erum Naseem Ilyas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
860 First Avenue; Suite 8b
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Erum Ilyas is a specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Before completing her residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Ilyas attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ilyas include cryotherapy, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Janet Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation Dunloggin Medical Scholarship and Merit Scholarship Cum Laude. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Ilyas's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Marie Sweet, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
609 W. Germantown Pike; Suite 220
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Sweet specializes in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweet include arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sweet is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Sweet performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Sweet 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. Stacey Ellen Englander-Turner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Stacey Turner is a specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Turner's areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Turner is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turner takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic 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's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Sharkey is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. Dr. Sharkey accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sharkey include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. Dr. Sharkey is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. He is accepting 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 S Henderson Road; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. David Zelouf is a hand surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedist in King of Prussia, PA, Paoli, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zelouf's areas of expertise include elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Zelouf is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is professionally 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. Theodore David Conliffe Jr., MD
Specializes in Physiatry
234 Mall Boulevard; The Atrium Building Suite G30
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Theodore Conliffe's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Conliffe's clinical interests include lower back strain, torticollis, and soft tissue injury. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Conliffe average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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)

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

Dr. Soo Abboud specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Abboud is conversant in Korean. Her areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and throat cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Abboud's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016.

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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. Vatinee Yam Bunya, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Vatinee Bunya practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Bunya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Thai. Clinical interests for Dr. Bunya include blepharitis, artificial cornea transplant (keratoprosthesis surgery), and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute and Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego for residency. Dr. Bunya honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, Microsurgery, Conjunctivitis, Cornea Transplant, Routine Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Octavia Evette Pickett-Blakely, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Octavia Pickett-Blakely is a gastroenterologist. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Pickett-Blakely include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal ... (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.