We found 71 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Aetna Leap Everyday near Radnor, PA.

Dr. Gary Victor Gordon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1991 Sproul Road; Suite 450
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Gary Gordon specializes in adult rheumatology. Before performing his residency at Waterbury Hospital, Dr. Gordon attended Yale School of Medicine. His clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. Gordon takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Gordon has an open panel.

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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
117 N Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen works as a rheumatologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: joint pain, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. Dr. Whalen is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before completing his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Dr. Whalen attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Whalen highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whalen accepts. His distinctions include: Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine and Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Whalen is open to 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)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 470
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Kendra Zuckerman, who practices in Bryn Mawr, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Zuckerman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zuckerman include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Zuckerman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Zuckerman attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Zuckerman is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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. Dr. Thomas's clinical interests include knee arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and then she performed her residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Dr. Schulz attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has indicated that his clinical interests include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schulz honors. 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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 470
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Flagg sees patients in Bryn Mawr, PA. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She has a special interest in bursitis, lupus, and lyme disease. Dr. Flagg is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Bursitis, Joint Aspiration, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Joint Problems

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 470
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Pierre Minerva's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Minerva average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Minerva include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Minerva's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Minerva attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

Dr. Anupama Vijay Shahane, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Anupama Shahane specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Shahane include osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Dr. Shahane's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shahane honors. Dr. Shahane attended the University of Mumbai for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. 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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 470
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Donald Miller practices adult rheumatology in Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include joint pain, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

Dr. Arthur Lee Osterman Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
700 S Henderson Road; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Osterman's specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Osterman completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osterman include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and wrist fracture. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Osterman has received distinctions including Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Osterman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Osterman is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

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 is a hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Culp at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Culp honors. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Culp completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. Dr. Culp is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Proximal Row Carpectomy, ... (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 medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. These areas are among Dr. Sessions's clinical interests: elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sessions takes. Dr. Sessions has received distinctions including Co-Chairman, Philadelphia Hand Symposium; "Top Doctor" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today; and American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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 Dermatology
860 First Avenue; Suite 8b
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Erum Ilyas' area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ilyas include warts, contact dermatitis, and rosacea. She honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Before performing her residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Ilyas attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Ilyas's distinctions include: Top Doctors, Main Line Today (2011, 2013, 2014); Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Award for Excellence in Dermatology, MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Main Line Health, and Drexel Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Cancer Screening, Psoriasis, Cryosurgery, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. David Avery Bottger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 230
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. David Bottger works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, psoriasis, and deviated septum. Dr. Bottger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bottger takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph Scott Sando Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Church Road; Suite 100
Ardmore, PA
 

Dr. Ralph Sando's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of biopsy, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Sando has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Sando speaks Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Accuvision Eye M.D. Caregroup, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Sando welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Biopsy, Sjogren's Syndrome

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's specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sweet is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Sweet graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. In addition to English, 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)

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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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