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We found 68 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 works as a rheumatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. Gordon is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon completed his residency training at Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Gordon has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
117 N Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Whalen's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: joint pain, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Dr. Whalen attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Whalen has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine and Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine. He is 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)

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

Dr. Kendra Zuckerman specializes in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zuckerman include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Zuckerman studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Zuckerman trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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' specialty is adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Thomas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Thomas attended T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha for medical school. Her professional 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 is an adult rheumatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schulz include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Schulz is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. His professional affiliations include 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. Dr. Shahane is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shahane honors. Before performing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Shahane attended the University of Mumbai for medical school. 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

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

Dr. Stephanie Flagg is an adult rheumatology specialist in Bryn Mawr, PA. Her areas of expertise consist of bursitis, lupus, and lyme disease. Dr. Flagg takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Flagg is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Pierre Minerva is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Patient ratings for Dr. Minerva average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Minerva honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school and subsequently trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Minerva is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Donald Miller's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include joint pain, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Miller's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Miller attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Miller is open to new patients.

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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 orthopedic surgeon in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Culp takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency 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's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Dr. Culp has an open panel.

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

Dr. Arthur Osterman is a specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. Dr. Osterman is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Osterman attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Osterman is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. 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 physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. His clinical interests include elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sessions's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Sessions has received distinctions including Co-Chairman, Philadelphia Hand Symposium; "Top Doctor" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today; and American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders. He is affiliated with 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. David Avery Bottger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 230
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. David Bottger, who practices in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bottger include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Bottger honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bottger 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Bottger has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Rita El-Hajj practices adult endocrinology in Wynnewood, PA and Conshohocken, PA. On average, patients gave Dr. El-Hajj a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes management, metabolic disorders, and graves disease. She is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. El-Hajj is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at Maryland General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis

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

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, who practices in King of Prussia, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sweet include arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Sweet takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She 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. James Stapleton Reilly, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 280
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. James Reilly is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Reilly's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reilly studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Hashimoto's thyroiditis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Hearing Test, Tumor, Sleep Problems, Ear ... (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.