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We found 6 rheumatologists who accept Aetna Silver HMO near Exton, PA.

Dr. Thomas J Whalen, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
310 Exton Commons
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whalen include fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Whalen has received include Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine and Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Alternative Medicine, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Jennifer Grace Kwan-Morley, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
491 John Young Way; Baxter Building Two, Suite 210
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Kwan-Morley works as a rheumatologist. Dr. Kwan-Morley's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is professionally affiliated with Paoli Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kwan-Morley accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kwan-Morley's office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Kwan-Morley attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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 specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). He works in West Chester, PA, Coatesville, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine. Dr. Jaworski is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Stephanie Morris is a rheumatologist in Malvern, PA, Exton, PA, and Collegeville, PA. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network for residency. Dr. Morris has received the following distinction: Main Line Today - Top Docs. She is professionally affiliated with Paoli Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Rosen specializes in adult rheumatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Rosen graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine.

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Dr. Susan B Ward, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
666 Exton Commons
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Susan Ward is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Ward is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine.

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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.