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We found 45 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Aetna Leap Everyday near Radnor, PA.

Dr. Thomas J Whalen, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
117 N Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen specializes in adult rheumatology. Patients gave Dr. Whalen an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whalen include fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has an open panel. Dr. Whalen is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Bryn Mawr Hospital's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine and Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Alternative Medicine, Osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Preethi Thomas practices adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Thomas attended medical school at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas honors. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian 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. Steffan Walter Schulz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Steffan Schulz specializes in adult rheumatology. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schulz include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Schulz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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. Anupama Vijay 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. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Shahane has a special interest in osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Shahane accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Randall William Culp, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
700 S Henderson Road; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Randall Culp specializes in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and arthroplasty. Dr. Culp's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Culp has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. Dr. Culp is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

Dr. Arthur Lee Osterman Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Villanova, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Osterman specializes in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Osterman is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Osterman attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Osterman include: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Blane Adam Sessions, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
700 S Henderson Road; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Blane Sessions is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Glen Mills, PA, King of Prussia, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sessions is affiliated with Penn Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his professional training, Dr. Sessions completed a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sessions has received professional recognition including the following: Co-Chairman, Philadelphia Hand Symposium; "Top Doctor" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today; and American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

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

Dr. Erum Naseem Ilyas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
860 First Avenue; Suite 8b
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Erum Ilyas is a specialist in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Before completing her residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Ilyas attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ilyas include cryotherapy, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Janet Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation Dunloggin Medical Scholarship and Merit Scholarship Cum Laude. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Ilyas's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victoria Ann Cirillo-Hyland, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
919 Conestoga Road; Building 2, Suite 105
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Victoria Cirillo-Hyland is a specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of clinical interest consist of psoriasis and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. Cirillo-Hyland is rated highly by her patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cirillo-Hyland honors. She has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Cirillo-Hyland is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Cirillo-Hyland is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Stephanie Marie Sweet, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
700 S Henderson Road; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Sweet specializes in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweet include arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sweet is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Sweet performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Sweet speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

Dr. Wei Teresa Hsu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
919 Conestoga Road
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Wei Hsu's specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsu include minimally invasive surgery, academic dermatology, and nail issues. She is affiliated with Drexel Medicine, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Hsu honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Hsu is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. She speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Stapleton Reilly, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 280
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. James Reilly's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Reilly include hoarseness, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Reilly graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Reilly honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: "Best Doctors" - Philadelphia; "Best Doctors" - Delaware; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Hashimoto's thyroiditis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Vascular Malformations, Hoarseness, Hyperthyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stacey Ellen Englander-Turner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Stacey Turner is a specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Turner's areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Turner is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turner takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Jess Hanley Lonner, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
825 Old Lancaster Avenue; Suite 100, 140 and 200
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Jess Lonner's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lonner's areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Society; Marian Frauenthal Sloane Clinical Research Award, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY; and Hospital for Joint Diseases Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. Dr. Lonner is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Eric Brandon Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 100
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Eric Smith works as an orthopedic surgeon in Media, PA, Royersford, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Smith's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: elbow pain, ACL injury, and bone spurs. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Smith has an open panel. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Smith has received the following distinctions: Chief Orthopaedic Resident of the Year; Pfizer Scholars in Pain Grant; and Junior Orthopaedic Resident of the Year.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Ankle Fusion, Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, ... (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's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Sharkey is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. Dr. Sharkey accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sharkey include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. Dr. Sharkey is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. He 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)

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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.