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 practices adult rheumatology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Derk's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Krauser has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krauser include back pain, bursitis, and lupus. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Krauser completed residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices adult rheumatology in Malvern, PA, Collegeville, PA, and Exton, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Kwan-Morley honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Kwan-Morley speaks Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Her practice 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 is a rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. His areas of expertise consist of raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Schulz is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency.

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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. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shahane include osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shahane is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reilly include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Reilly attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Reilly is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a dermatologist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Taylor average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Taylor include hair problems, rosacea, and acne. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. She trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for her residency. Dr. Taylor has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. She speaks 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's areas of specialization are home health and general pediatrics. His clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Fendrick attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a neurophysiologist, neurologist, and electrodiagnostic medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Graham include nerve conduction studies (NCS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Graham accepts. Dr. Graham is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Dementia, Nerve Conduction Studies, ... (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's areas of specialization are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in King of Prussia, PA, Paoli, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Zelouf's areas of expertise include elbow pain, facet injection, and osteomyelitis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Zelouf average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zelouf welcomes 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. Joyce D Liporace, MD
Specializes in Neurology
11 Industrial Boulevard; Paoli Pointe, Suite 204
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Joyce Liporace's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Liporace include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. Dr. Liporace's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liporace takes. She has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Liporace is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 works as a neurologist and electrodiagnostic medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Adelman include ischemic stroke, epilepsy, and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Adelman is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Adelman's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adelman honors. His practice is open to 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. Javad Parvizi, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3855 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Javad Parvizi is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Newtown Square, PA. After attending the University of Sheffield Medical School, Dr. Parvizi completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, torticollis, and lower back strain. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Parvizi 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. Bruce Alan Brod, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Bruce Brod's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Brod's areas of expertise include mole removal, rosacea, and acne. Patient ratings for Dr. Brod average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. Brod is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Brod is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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' area of specialization is spinal cord injury medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kraus include multiple sclerosis (MS), bursitis, and pain management. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Kraus 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)

Specializes in Dermatology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 325
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Julia Cohen specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Cohen's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, rosacea, and acne. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Utrecht University Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Cohen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Cancer Screening, Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, Skin Testing, ... (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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