We found 34 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Coventry Silver 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 is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Derk takes. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Derk performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

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

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

Dr. Ronald Krauser practices adult rheumatology. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Dr. Krauser's clinical interests include back pain, bursitis, and lupus. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Krauser is accepting 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)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
266 Lancaster Avenue; Suite 200
Malvern, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Kwan-Morley's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Kwan-Morley's areas of expertise include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Kwan-Morley average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She speaks Chinese. Dr. Kwan-Morley is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. She is open to 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. Steffan Walter Schulz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Steffan Schulz specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Schulz attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has indicated that his clinical interests include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schulz honors. He is affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Anupama Shahane specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Shahane include osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Dr. Shahane's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shahane honors. Dr. Shahane attended the University of Mumbai for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. 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. 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 is a medical specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: elbow pain, facet injection, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Zelouf's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Zelouf's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Proximal Row Carpectomy, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Susan Taylor works as a dermatologist. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Pennsylvania Hospital's residency program. Dr. Taylor's areas of expertise include hair problems, rosacea, and acne. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Taylor honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Moles, Psoriasis, Cryosurgery, 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 specializes in home health and general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Fendrick obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his 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)

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

Dr. Thomas Graham specializes in neurophysiology, electrodiagnostic medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Graham's clinical interests include nerve conduction studies (NCS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Graham is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Graham honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Graham is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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 pediatric otolaryngologist. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Reilly completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Reilly has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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

Dr. Javad Parvizi's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. After attending the University of Sheffield Medical School, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. His areas of expertise include the following: torticollis, lower back strain, and shoulder tendonitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Parvizi is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Parvizi honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University 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. Joyce D Liporace, MD
Specializes in Neurology
11 Industrial Boulevard; Paoli Pointe, Suite 204
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Joyce Liporace practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Liporace a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. She is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Liporace's office for an appointment. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. She has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Philip Adelman, who practices in Phoenixville, PA, Exton, PA, and Paoli, PA, is a medical specialist in electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adelman include ischemic stroke, epilepsy, and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Adelman is affiliated with Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Adelman obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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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. Keith Jeffrey Laskin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
325 Central Avenue; 2nd Floor
Malvern, PA
 

Dr. Keith Laskin is a gastroenterologist in Malvern, PA and Exton, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Laskin is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Laskin include barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Laskin is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Laskin's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bruce Brod's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brod include mole removal, rosacea, and acne. Dr. Brod is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Brod's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. John Joseph Kraus, MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
414 Paoli Pike
Malvern, PA
 

Dr. John Kraus sees patients in Malvern, PA. His medical specialty is spinal cord injury medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: multiple sclerosis (MS), bursitis, and pain management. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Kraus attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Ear Pain, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Multiple Sclerosis, Bursitis, Bell's Palsy, Toenail Fungus, ... (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.
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