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We found 38 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Aetna Gold near Paoli, PA.

Dr. Nora B Sandorfi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Nora Sandorfi's specialty is adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Sandorfi is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sandorfi has indicated that her clinical interests include raynaud's, metabolic bone disease, and osteoporosis. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Graduate Hospital. She has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013 through 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Sandorfi speaks Hungarian. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Osteoporosis, Gout, Raynaud's

Dr. Preethi P Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Preethi Thomas, who practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She graduated from T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha. For her residency, Dr. Thomas trained at Jersey City Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Thomas's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, hand arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Dermatomyositis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
266 W. Lancaster Avenue; Barr Building, 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: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, gout

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Facet Injection, Joint ... (Read more)

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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: , arthritis, gout

All Interests: Bursitis, Facet Injection, Joint Aspiration, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Joint Problems, ... (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: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

Ines C. Lin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Home Health, General Pediatrics
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Ines Lin is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and home health. Her areas of expertise include wrist fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, and hand fracture. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lin trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. She has received the distinction of Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, Burn Reconstruction, Tendon ... (Read more)

Benjamin Chang, MD, FACS
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Practice, Hand Surgery, General Pediatrics, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
210 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin Chang is a plastic surgeon, general practitioner, and hand surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include general reconstruction, osteomyelitis, and wrist fracture. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang honors. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctor; Main Line Today's Top Doctors; and Top Doc in Philadelphia Magazine. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Bone Cancer, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Kelly IV, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. John Kelly practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kelly is conversant in French. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder arthritis, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Kelly's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kelly takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue: 1999, 2002, 2010 - 2016.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Albert Abboud, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
234 Mall Boulevard; The Atrium Building Suite G30
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Abboud is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. Dr. Abboud (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abboud include arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Abboud attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abboud accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Lenwood Nelson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Charles Nelson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Nelson has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, hip arthroscopy, and partial knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Nelson attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nelson include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue and Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Justice Odgers IV, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
266 W. Lancaster Avenue; Barr Building, Suite 200
Malvern, PA
 

Dr. Charles Odgers practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, rotator cuff surgery, and facet injection. The average patient rating for Dr. Odgers is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Odgers trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Odgers's professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Odgers's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Strains, Facet Injection, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Sprains, Hip Replacement, Rotator ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Winston Frederick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
234 Mall Boulevard; Suite G-10
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Frederick is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Frederick average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Frederick include meniscus repair, lower back strain, and torticollis. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. Dr. Frederick honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Steven B Saetang
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1223 West Chester Pike; Suite 1
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Steven Chen works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Bryn Mawr, PA and West Chester, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include hammer toe, bursitis, and arthritis. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. Dr. Chen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Hammer Toe, Toenail Fungus, Strains, Heel Problems, Arthritis, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Anthony Ruggiero Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
266 W. Lancaster Avenue; Barr Building, Suite 200
Malvern, PA
 

Dr. Robert Ruggiero specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Ruggiero average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, hip replacement, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Ruggiero's hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Ruggiero's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Spinal Fusion, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Facet Injection, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Francis Sharkey, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
234 Mall Boulevard; Suite G-10
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Sharkey is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA, Media, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Sharkey's training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. Dr. Sharkey has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Dr. Sharkey is accepting new patients.

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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. 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, osteoarthritis, arthritis, gout

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful disease of the joints. There are many different kinds of arthritis with various causes, but they all lead to pain and inflammation of joints such as the hip, knee, or wrist. Arthritis affects people of all ages, races, and genders, but it is more common in women and older people. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, and stiffness. They can occur in a single joint or throughout the body. It is common for symptoms to come and go, known as flares. In some kinds of arthritis, flares may be caused by specific triggers, such as exercise, stress, or an allergic reaction.

By far the two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis happens when wear and tear on joints breaks down the cartilage between two moving bones. In a healthy person, cartilage cushions and lubricates the bones so they can glide over each other as they move. When the cartilage becomes thin or tears, the ends of bones rub and cause pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks joint cartilage, weakening it and causing inflammation.

Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type, but it may include:
  • Avoiding arthritis triggers
  • Hot or cold therapy, such as ice or hot packs
  • Oral or injected medications, such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and biologics
  • Physical therapy and gentle exercises
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged joints

In many types of arthritis, early treatment can prevent more serious damage to your joints, keeping your symptoms in check. Whatever stage you are in, help exists to let you stay active and manage pain. There are many options to get you moving again.