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We found 28 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare near Jenkintown, PA.

Dr. Lan X Chen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3910 Building, Suite 100; 51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lan Chen's specialty is adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She graduated from Shanghai Medical University and then she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Chen has received the following distinctions: Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2008-2009; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012 and 2013-2013-2014; and Recognized by MDx Medical's Patients' Choice Award in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012. She speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence H Brent, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5501 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Brent is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave Dr. Brent a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lupus. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brent's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Lupus

Dr. Savita Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
9892 Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Savita Singh's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include osteoporosis, lupus, and pain management. Dr. Singh is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh honors. Dr. Singh attended Kilpauk Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Lupus, Pain Management

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5501 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ruchika Patel's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Patel has indicated that her clinical interests include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She attended medical school at the University of Southampton School of Medicine. She trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Stephanie Marie Sweet, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2600 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Sweet practices hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in King of Prussia, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Sweet's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sweet trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Sweet is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Sweet is open to 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. Wei Teresa Hsu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
10 Shurs Lane; Jamestown Street Entrance
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Wei Hsu is a dermatologist. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsu include warts, minimally invasive surgery, and contact dermatitis. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Hsu is professionally affiliated with Drexel Medicine, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Hahnemann University Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Cancer Screening, Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Infection, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Francis Sharkey, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2630 Holme Avenue; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Sharkey works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Philadelphia, PA, Media, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sharkey at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Sharkey attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Dr. Sharkey's practice 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 Alan Sass, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1095 Rydal Road; Rydal Executive Plaza
Rydal, PA
 

Dr. David Sass practices adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sass include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Sass attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Sass has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Beth Freedman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hrh Professional Park, 727 Welsh Road; Suite 204
Huntingdon Valley, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Freedman's specialty is family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: acne, psoriasis, and pancreatitis. Dr. Freedman is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Freedman takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, Dr. Freedman attended Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Tinnitus, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diverticular Disease, Diabetes ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Neil Rubenstein, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1650 Huntingdon Pike; Suite 258
Meadowbrook, PA
 

Dr. Michael Rubenstein specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He obtained his medical school training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Rubenstein's areas of expertise consist of multiple sclerosis (MS), movement disorders, and headache. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Mountain Honorary, West Virginia University; and Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Rubenstein is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuropathy, Global Health, Dementia, Movement Disorders, Tourette ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold F Farber, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
9892 Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harold Farber is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). His clinical interests include warts, rosacea, and acne. Dr. Farber is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Farber at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Cancer Screening, Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Skin Testing, Rosacea, Acne, ... (Read more)

Michael A Troiano
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2400 Maryland Road; Suite 30
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Michael Troiano specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His areas of expertise include foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and orthotics. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Troiano accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. For his professional training, Dr. Troiano completed a residency program at Graduate Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Troiano (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Troiano's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Abington Health. Dr. Troiano is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibula Fracture, Plantar Fasciotomy, Ankle Sprain, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology
1200 Old York Road
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Kerson practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. Dr. Kerson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kerson completed residency programs at Duke University Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kerson has received 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

Dr. Richard Alan Friedman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 E. Moreland Avenue; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Richard Friedman is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Philadelphia, PA, Blue Bell, PA, and Lansdale, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Friedman is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure) and lupus. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Friedman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Lupus, Kidney Problems

Dr. William Vincent Arnold, PhD, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2630 Holme Avenue; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Arnold's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arnold accepts. Dr. Arnold attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Arnold completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Arnold's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Nazareth Hospital.

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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. Thomas James Gillon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 Huntingdon Pike; Suite 100
Rockledge, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Gillon is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gillon's areas of expertise include elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. His professional affiliations include Aria Health, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gillon honors. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Elbow Pain, Tendonitis, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Congenital ... (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.