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We found 38 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 is a rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Chen's clinical interests: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Her education and training includes medical school at Shanghai Medical University and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Chinese. She is professionally 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)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5501 Old York Road; Korman Building Suite 103
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Brent specializes in adult rheumatology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brent's areas of expertise include lupus. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Brent's residency was performed 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

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
9892 Bustleton Avenue; Suite 301
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Savita Singh is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, lupus, and pain management. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Singh attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for 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, Pain Management

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5501 Old York Road; Korman Building, Suite 103
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ruchika Patel is a rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Patel accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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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 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. Wei Teresa Hsu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
10 Shurs Lane; Jamestown Street Entrance
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Wei Hsu practices pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology in Philadelphia, PA, Newtown Square, PA, and Bryn Mawr, PA. In addition to English, Dr. Hsu speaks Mandarin. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, academic dermatology, and nail issues. She is professionally affiliated with Drexel Medicine, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Hsu graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

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. Patients gave Dr. Troiano an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and orthotics. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Abington Health. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Troiano honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His residency was performed at Graduate Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Troiano (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Michael Rubenstein's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Rubenstein attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: multiple sclerosis (MS), movement disorders, and headache. Dr. Rubenstein is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Mountain Honorary, West Virginia University; and Philadelphia Magazine. He 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. Richard Alan Friedman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 E. Moreland Avenue; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Richard Friedman is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure) and lupus. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Friedman accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Friedman trained at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Friedman's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Harold Farber works as a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and surgical dermatologist in Philadelphia, PA and Narberth, PA. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. His areas of expertise consist of nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Farber has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farber honors. Dr. Farber has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Farber is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of Color

Dr. David Alan Sass, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1095 Rydal Road; Rydal Executive Plaza
Rydal, PA
 

Dr. David Sass' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sass's areas of expertise include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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. Anthony Francis Santoro, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Santoro's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Santoro include psoriasis and melanoma. He is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Skin Issues, Melanoma

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Specializes in Neurology
1200 Old York Road
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Kerson sees patients in Abington, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Blue Bell, PA. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Kerson has a special interest in multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Kerson attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kerson has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010. His professional affiliations include 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. Andrew K Pollack, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
501 Office Center Drive; Suite 195
Fort Washington, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Pollack is a specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He works in Fort Washington, PA, North Wales, PA, and Flourtown, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Pollack is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Pollack's hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pollack welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Pollack attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Arnold is an orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Arnold include knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Nazareth Hospital. Dr. Arnold is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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)

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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.