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We found 30 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 is a rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Derk is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Derk's 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

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

Dr. Steffan Schulz is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Schulz include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Schulz is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Schulz attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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
11 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 201
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Krauser is a rheumatologist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include back pain, bursitis, and lupus. Dr. Krauser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Krauser attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Kwan-Morley works as an adult rheumatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kwan-Morley include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Kwan-Morley a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kwan-Morley trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kwan-Morley is affiliated with Main Line Health. 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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Shahane's areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Patient ratings for Dr. Shahane average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Shahane attended medical school at the University of Mumbai. 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 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 specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Bottger a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Bottger graduated from 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 received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in home health and general pediatrics. Dr. Fendrick graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Clinical interests for Dr. Fendrick include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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's specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Zelouf include elbow pain, facet injection, and osteomyelitis. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zelouf is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency.

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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 practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. McCluskey's areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and myasthenia gravis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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). Dr. Liporace obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liporace accepts. She has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. She 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; Suite 100
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Fred Weinblatt specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in West Chester, PA and Kennett Square, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinblatt include back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Weinblatt is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Weinblatt has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006.

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

Dr. Harvey Smith's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include scoliosis, second opinions, and spine microsurgery. Dr. Smith is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic 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. Philip A Adelman, MD
Specializes in Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
21 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 205
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Philip Adelman is a specialist in electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Phoenixville, PA, Exton, PA, and Paoli, PA. Dr. Adelman's clinical interests include ischemic stroke, epilepsy, and electromyography (EMG). He is affiliated with Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Adelman is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Julia Cohen works as a dermatologist in Havertown, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Newtown Square, PA. Her areas of expertise include warts, rosacea, and acne. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Cohen attended Utrecht University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. She 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)

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. His areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Parvizi attended medical school at the University of Sheffield Medical School. Dr. Parvizi's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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.

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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)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 101
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Elana Kripke is a general internist. Dr. Kripke's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), acne, and edema (swelling from fluid retention). She is affiliated with Main Line Health. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Kripke is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Kripke attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis

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