We found 221 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Silver Navigate Plus 1600 near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Chris Terry Derk, MS, BS, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Spruce Street; Suite 600
Philadelphia, 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

Dr. Joan Marie Von-Feldt, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, South Pavilion; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joan Von-Feldt works as an adult rheumatologist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of rheumatic heart disease, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Von-Feldt honors. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Von-Feldt performed her residency at Wilmington Hospital. Dr. Von-Feldt has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2002, 2012-13 Top Docs issues and Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Chadwick Rudolph Johr, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Rheumatology
3737 Market Street; 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Chadwick Johr is a rheumatologist. In his practice, Dr. Johr focuses on sjogren's syndrome. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johr is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. He trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency. Dr. Johr 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: , Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Sjogren's Syndrome

Dr. Gary Victor Gordon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 137 Lankenau Medical Building
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Gary Gordon is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Wynnewood, PA and Broomall, PA. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Gordon's clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Gordon is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
627 South 52nd Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include joint pain, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Whalen is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whalen takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Bryn Mawr Hospital's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine and Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Whalen is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, Facet Injection, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. David Abraham Allan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
2 Ravdin; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Allan, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in occupational medicine and adult rheumatology. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Allan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Allan speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Polymyositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frederick B Vivino, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
38th and Market Streets, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, 3910 Bui.; Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Frederick Vivino specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, leg pain, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Vivino's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Vivino attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Vivino honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vivino include: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2008 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

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

Dr. Sharon Lee Kolasinski, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Spruce Street; 8 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sharon Kolasinski's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and osteoarthritis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Cooper University Hospital. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Kolasinski completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kolasinski accepts. Dr. Kolasinski has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015 - 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lan X Chen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3910 Market Street; Rheumatology 2nd Fl. Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lan Chen specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She attended Shanghai Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2008-2009; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012 and 2013-2013-2014; and Recognized by MDx Medical's Patients' Choice Award in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012. Dr. Chen speaks Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra B Weibel, MD
Specializes in Adult Immunology, Adult Pulmonology
834 Chestnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sandra Weibel is a specialist in adult immunology and adult pulmonology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weibel include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and anemia. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Weibel is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hala M Eid, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Three Cooper Plaza; Suite 104
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Hala Eid's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Eid's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, and lupus. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Eid is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut and a graduate of Cooper University Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Alexis Renae Ogdie-Beatty, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Spruce Street; 828 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alexis Ogdie-Beatty is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. Her areas of expertise consist of psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Dr. Ogdie-Beatty takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ogdie-Beatty's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
822 Pine Street; Suite 3a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Epstein is an adult rheumatology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Epstein's clinical interests include metabolic bone disease, lupus nephritis, and osteomyelitis. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Epstein accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2002 and 2012 Top Docs issues.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Facial Pain, Ankle Sprain, Dermatomyositis, Dupuytren's Contracture, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
822 Pine Street; Suite 3a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Barry Schimmer is an adult rheumatologist. These areas are among Dr. Schimmer's clinical interests: metabolic bone disease, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and lupus nephritis. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Schimmer's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Dermatomyositis, Dupuytren's Contracture, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Preethi P Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Preethi Thomas is an adult rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and residency at Jersey City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

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

Dr. Fabian Alberto Mendoza-Ballesteros, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
211 S 9th Street; Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Fabian Mendoza-Ballesteros, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, psoriatic arthritis, and shoulder tendonitis. Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending National University of San Marcos for medical school, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

All Interests: Menopause, Psoriatic Arthritis, Knee Pain, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (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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