We found 32 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Malvern, PA.

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

Dr. Chris Derk's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patients gave Dr. Derk an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Abington Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Derk is affiliated with 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
266 Lancaster Avenue; Suite 200
Malvern, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Kwan-Morley is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. Kwan-Morley is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Kwan-Morley completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She is conversant in Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, 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. Dr. Schulz's areas of clinical interest consist of raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes 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.

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

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

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

Dr. Ronald Krauser practices adult rheumatology in Paoli, PA. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krauser include back pain, bursitis, and lupus. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krauser's professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. His practice is open to 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. Anupama V 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 obtained her medical school training at the University of Mumbai and performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Her clinical interests include osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. The average patient rating for Dr. Shahane is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is professionally 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. Elana Nudel Kripke, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
11 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 101
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Elana Kripke specializes in general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine and practices in Paoli, PA. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), acne, and edema (swelling from fluid retention). Dr. Kripke is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kripke is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kripke accepts. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Tinnitus, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diverticular Disease, Diabetes ... (Read more)

Dr. David Avery Bottger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 230
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. David Bottger's medical specialty is plastic surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, psoriasis, and deviated septum. Dr. Bottger is affiliated with Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bottger completed residency programs at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. His distinctions include: "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today and RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Bottger has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (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 general pediatrician and home health specialist. His clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Fendrick's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. He is an in-network provider 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)

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

Dr. Joyce Liporace's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Liporace studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liporace include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. The average patient rating for Dr. Liporace is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Fred Weinblatt's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinblatt include back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for his residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Weinblatt 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)

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 specializes in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zelouf include elbow pain, facet injection, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Zelouf's hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Lankenau Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Zelouf studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for his residency.

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

Dr. Keith Laskin's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Laskin's areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Laskin attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Laskin is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is accepting 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. Thomas J Mc Kenna, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Thomas McKenna is a gastroenterologist in Bryn Mawr, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Dr. McKenna's clinical interests include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. McKenna's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. McKenna's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. McKenna is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver ... (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 in Philadelphia, PA and Newtown Square, PA. He studied medicine at the University of Sheffield Medical School. Dr. Parvizi's training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: torticollis, lower back strain, and paget's disease. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Parvizi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Parvizi include: 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. Stuart Robert Lessin, MD
Specializes in Other, Surgical Dermatology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 325
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Stuart Lessin is a surgical dermatologist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lessin include warts, contact dermatitis, and rosacea. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lessin honors. He is not currently accepting new patients. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Lessin completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Cancer Screening, Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Infection, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Sindhu Kikkeri Srinivas, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
600 East Marshall Street; Suite 203
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Sindhu Srinivas is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). In addition to English, she speaks Kannada. Clinical interests for Dr. Srinivas include high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Srinivas is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Srinivas attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Diabetic Nephropathy, Sickle Cell ... (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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