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We found 25 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO 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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Derk accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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

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

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Schulz include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Schulz attended Temple University School of Medicine. 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

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

Dr. Anupama Shahane's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Shahane's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is especially interested in osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Shahane attended the University of Mumbai and then went on to complete her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Stacey Ellen Englander-Turner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Stacey Turner works as a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and surgical dermatologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Turner is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Turner include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Turner is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie Frederick Altman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
21 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 203
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Jamie Altman works as a pediatric dermatologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Paoli, PA and Media, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Altman is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Altman attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (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 works as a pediatrician and home health specialist. Dr. Fendrick's clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fendrick takes. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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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 is a medical specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Zelouf's clinical interests include elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zelouf accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. 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)

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

Dr. Leo McCluskey's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. McCluskey attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. McCluskey include peripheral neuropathy, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and cervical spine surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCluskey honors. Dr. McCluskey's distinctions include: 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. He 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. Fred Martin Weinblatt, MD
Specializes in Neurology
440 East Marshall Street; Suite 100
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Fred Weinblatt works as a neurologist in West Chester, PA and Kennett Square, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Weinblatt is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinblatt include back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Weinblatt has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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)

Dr. Steven S Han, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
860 Springdale Drive; Suite 100
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Steven Han's area of specialization is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Han is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Han has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Interstitial Nephritis, Scleroderma, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Keith Laskin works as a gastroenterologist in Malvern, PA and Exton, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Laskin include celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Laskin at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Laskin's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. He has received the distinction of Sol Sherry Award for Clinical Research Komarov Prize for Clinical Research. He is affiliated with Paoli Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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 Exton, PA, Paoli, PA, and Phoenixville, PA. His areas of clinical interest consist of general neurology, migraine, and parkinson's disease. Dr. Adelman is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Paoli Hospital. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Adelman trained at Rush University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Adelman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adelman takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Parkinson's Disease, Migraine, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julia Cohen's medical specialty is surgical dermatology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include phototherapy (light therapy), psoriasis, and skin of color. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Cohen honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Utrecht University Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, Phototherapy

Dr. Harvey Edward Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Harvey Smith is an orthopedist. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Smith trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. His clinical interests include scoliosis, second opinions, and spine microsurgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Javad Parvizi works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Parvizi include knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. Patient ratings for Dr. Parvizi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Parvizi honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Parvizi graduated from the University of Sheffield Medical School and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is 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. Jamie Ann Finger, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
600 East Marshall Street; Suite 203
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Jamie Bastek is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bastek include amniocentesis, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bastek's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Labor and Delivery, Vaginal Birth after ... (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.