Finding Providers
loading

We found 66 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 and practices in Wynnewood, PA and Broomall, PA. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gordon completed a residency program at Waterbury Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Gordon is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
117 N Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen works as an adult rheumatologist. His areas of expertise include the following: joint pain, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. Dr. Whalen is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Whalen completed his residency training at Bryn Mawr Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Whalen include: Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine and Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Whalen has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 470
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Kendra Zuckerman's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zuckerman include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Zuckerman attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Zuckerman a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

Read more

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. 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.

Read more

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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Schulz include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Schulz is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Schulz attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

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'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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 470
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Flagg is a rheumatologist in Bryn Mawr, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Flagg include bursitis, lupus, and lyme disease. Dr. Flagg honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Flagg's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 470
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Pierre Minerva specializes in adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Minerva is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His residency was performed at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Minerva's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Minerva's office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 470
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Donald Miller specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Bryn Mawr, PA. His clinical interests include joint pain, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. On average, patients gave Dr. Miller a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller studied medicine at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Gout, ... (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 works as a hand surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedist in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Culp a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Culp completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

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
700 S Henderson Road; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Osterman practices hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Osterman's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Osterman's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is closed to new patients at this time.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Dupuytren's ... (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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sessions include elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sessions is affiliated with Penn Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Sessions attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has received distinctions including Co-Chairman, Philadelphia Hand Symposium; "Top Doctor" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today; and American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders.

Read more

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' specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Ilyas include warts, cryotherapy, and contact dermatitis. She accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cooper University Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Main Line Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Cancer Screening, Psoriasis, 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 specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Bottger a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Bottger graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bottger completed residency programs at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Kulik Lipinski, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
875 County Line Road; Bryn Mawr Medical Building South Suite 207
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Karen Deasey specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Deasey's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Deasey include warts, contact dermatitis, and rosacea. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Deasey accepts Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

Dr. Rita Jirjis El-Hajj, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1100 East Hector Street; Suite 105a
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Rita El-Hajj is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Wynnewood, PA and Conshohocken, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. El-Hajj include diabetes management, metabolic disorders, and graves disease. She is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. El-Hajj attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maryland General Hospital for residency. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. El-Hajj takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Diabetes Management, Hyperthyroidism, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Podiatry School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.