We found 35 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Coventry Bronze near Malvern, PA.

Dr. Chris Terry Derk, MS, BS, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Chris Derk sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Derk's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Derk attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Raynaud's

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
11 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 201
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Krauser specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Paoli, PA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Krauser include back pain, bursitis, and lupus. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Krauser attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Krauser welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Bursitis, Facet Injection, Joint Aspiration, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Joint Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steffan Walter Schulz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Steffan Schulz is an adult rheumatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schulz include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Schulz is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Lupus Nephritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Raynaud's

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
266 Lancaster Avenue; Suite 200
Malvern, 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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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Facet Injection, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Anupama Vijay Shahane, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Anupama Shahane is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Shahane is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shahane honors. Before performing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Shahane attended the University of Mumbai for medical school. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. James Stapleton Reilly, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 280
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. James Reilly is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Reilly's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reilly studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Hashimoto's thyroiditis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Hearing Test, Tumor, Sleep Problems, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Charlene Taylor, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Susan Taylor specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Taylor's areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, hair problems, and rosacea. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor takes. Dr. Taylor studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her residency was performed at Pennsylvania Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Taylor's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Moles, Psoriasis, Athlete's Foot, Hyaluronic Acid Injections, Botox Injection, Atopic ... (Read more)

Jeffrey S. Fendrick, MD
Specializes in Home Health, General Pediatrics
440 East Marshall Street; 3rd Floor North, Suite 300
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fendrick practices home health and general pediatrics. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Fendrick is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Fendrick is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, celiac disease, lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. David Steven Zelouf, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 100
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. David Zelouf sees patients in King of Prussia, PA, Paoli, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zelouf include elbow pain, facet injection, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Zelouf is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Zelouf trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Zelouf is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. 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)

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
11 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 204
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Graham's specialties are neurophysiology, electrodiagnostic medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Graham is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: nerve conduction studies (NCS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Graham honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not currently accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Graham attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Graham has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Dementia, Nerve Conduction Studies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Alan Brod, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Bruce Brod is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital and UPMC Presbyterian, Dr. Brod attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brod include rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brod is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Lancaster General Health.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip A Adelman, MD
Specializes in Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
21 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 205
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Philip Adelman practices electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Phoenixville, PA, Exton, PA, and Paoli, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Adelman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adelman include ischemic stroke, epilepsy, and electromyography (EMG). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adelman honors. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Adelman is affiliated with Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Bell's Palsy, Parkinson's Disease, Encephalitis, Dementia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leo F McCluskey, MD
Specializes in Neurology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Leo McCluskey is a neurologist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCluskey include post-polio syndrome (PPS), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and myasthenia gravis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. McCluskey performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 'sTop Docs issues from 2002 and 2010 - 2013; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. McCluskey is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Neuromuscular Disorders, Myasthenia Gravis, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Javad Parvizi, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3855 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Javad Parvizi's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Parvizi is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Sheffield Medical School. Dr. Parvizi's residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Parvizi include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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. Joyce D Liporace, MD
Specializes in Neurology
11 Industrial Boulevard; Paoli Pointe, Suite 204
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Joyce Liporace is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. The average patient rating for Dr. Liporace is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. She has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Liporace is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Dementia, Stroke, Epilepsy, Seizures

Dr. Fred Martin Weinblatt, MD
Specializes in Neurology
440 East Marshall Street
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Fred Weinblatt is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Weinblatt completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinblatt include back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Weinblatt takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Chester County Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Dementia, Stroke, Epilepsy, Back Pain, Alzheimer's Disease, Headache, Multiple ... (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.