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We found 33 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Silver Navigate Plus 1600 near East Norriton, PA.

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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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'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
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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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'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. 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 is a hand surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Culp include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and arthroplasty. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Culp accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Culp 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. 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, 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osterman include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Osterman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Stacey Ellen Englander-Turner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Stacey Turner works as a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and surgical dermatologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Turner is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Turner include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Turner is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (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 sees patients in King of Prussia, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and East Norriton, PA. Her medical specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sweet's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Sweet speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Sweet welcomes 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. 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 medical specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Zelouf's clinical interests include elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zelouf accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. 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. Soo Kim Abboud, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Soo Abboud is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Abboud is conversant in Korean. These areas are among her clinical interests: 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. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Abboud performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abboud 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. Theodore David Conliffe Jr., MD
Specializes in Physiatry
234 Mall Boulevard; The Atrium Building Suite G30
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Theodore Conliffe is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). The average patient rating for Dr. Conliffe is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Conliffe include lower back strain, torticollis, and soft tissue injury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Before performing his residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Conliffe attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. 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)

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

Dr. Vatinee Bunya's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Wills Eye Institute and Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Her areas of expertise include the following: blepharitis, artificial cornea transplant (keratoprosthesis surgery), and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Bunya is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Bunya (or staff) speaks Spanish and Thai. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pickett-Blakely's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Pickett-Blakely is 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)

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

Dr. David Sass works as a gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. Dr. Sass's clinical interests include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Sass's 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. Harvey Edward Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Harvey Smith is an orthopedist. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Smith trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. His clinical interests include scoliosis, second opinions, and spine microsurgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology
721 Arbor Way; Suite 101
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Kerson is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kerson takes. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kerson's medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010. He is professionally 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.