We found 5 rheumatologists who accept Aetna Silver HMO near Exton, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
310 Exton Commons
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Whalen's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: joint pain, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Dr. Whalen attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Whalen has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine and Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, Facet Injection, Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
491 John Young Way; Baxter Building Two, Suite 210
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Kwan-Morley specializes in adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. Kwan-Morley is affiliated with Main Line Health. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kwan-Morley honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Facet Injection, Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
491 John Young Way; Baxter Building Two, Suite 210
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Morris is an adult rheumatology specialist in Malvern, PA, Exton, PA, and Collegeville, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Morris include joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). Dr. Morris takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Morris trained at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Morris is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Joint Aspiration, Joint Problems

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
795 E Marshall Street; Suite 101
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Michael Rosen works as an adult rheumatologist in West Chester, PA, West Grove, PA, and Coatesville, PA. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Rosen an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosen honors.

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Dr. Michael Joseph Jaworski, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
795 E Marshall Street; Suite 101
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Michael Jaworski is a rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) specialist in West Chester, PA, Coatesville, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jaworski studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital.

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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.