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

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

Dr. Joan Vonfeldt's specialty is adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: rheumatic heart disease, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Vonfeldt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Vonfeldt trained at Wilmington Hospital. Dr. Vonfeldt has received the following distinctions: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2002, 2012-13 Top Docs issues and Philadelphia Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

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

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

Dr. Chris Derk sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Derk is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Derk honors. Dr. Derk is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Abington Memorial Hospital. He is professionally 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
627 South 52nd Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen is a specialist in adult rheumatology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whalen's areas of expertise include joint pain, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Whalen include: Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine and Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Whalen is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Whalen is not currently accepting 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. Hala M Eid, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Three Cooper Plaza; Suite 104
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Hala Eid's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, and lupus. Dr. Eid's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cooper University Physicians and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, she performed her residency at Cooper University Hospital. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Eid honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

Dr. Gary V 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 areas of expertise include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Waterbury Hospital, Dr. Gordon attended Yale School of Medicine. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gordon has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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. Dr. Ogdie-Beatty's areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ogdie-Beatty completed a residency program 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: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

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

Dr. David Allan's specialties are occupational medicine and adult rheumatology. He practices in Philadelphia, PA. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Allan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in French. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

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

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

Dr. Fabian Mendoza-Ballesteros sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros include menopause, psoriatic arthritis, and shoulder tendonitis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is a graduate of National University of San Marcos and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros accepts.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Psoriatic Arthritis, Knee Pain, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, 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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, leg pain, and psoriatic arthritis. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Vivino graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Vivino trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Vivino average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Vivino's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2008 through 2017; and Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis

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

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

Dr. Barry Schimmer is an adult rheumatology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Schimmer include paget's disease, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and lupus nephritis. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Schimmer completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, ankylosing spondylitis

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

Dr. Steffan Walter Schulz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steffan Schulz works as a rheumatologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schulz accepts. Dr. Schulz attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Schulz's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Chadwick Rudolph Johr, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3737 Market Street; 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Chadwick Johr's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Johr include sjogren's syndrome. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Johr accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Sjogren's Syndrome

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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She attended medical school at Shanghai Medical University. Dr. Chen trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for her residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Chen is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis

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

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

Dr. Max Shenin is an adult rheumatology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. After attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Clinical interests for Dr. Shenin include bone scan, salivary gland problems, and psoriatic arthritis. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is conversant in Russian. Dr. Shenin is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Scan, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence H Brent, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5501 Old York Road, Korman Building; Suite 103
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Brent is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Brent has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Brent include lupus. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brent takes. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Brent has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Lupus

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

Dr. Sandra Weibel is a physician who specializes in adult immunology and adult pulmonology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Her areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Weibel is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

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