We found 69 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Radnor, PA.

Dr. Chris Terry Derk, MS, BS, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Chris Derk specializes in adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Derk is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Raynaud's

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

Dr. Gary Gordon's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. Gordon is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gordon's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Waterbury Hospital. He has received the following distinction: 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 is an adult rheumatologist. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. His clinical interests include joint pain, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Whalen average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Whalen has received the following distinctions: Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine and Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is 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)

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

Dr. Kendra Zuckerman is an adult rheumatologist in Bryn Mawr, PA. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zuckerman's areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for her residency. Dr. Zuckerman is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is open to 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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. Her clinical interests include knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Thomas obtained her medical school training at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and performed her residency at Jersey City Medical Center. She is 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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Schulz include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Schulz 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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Dr. Shahane accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Shahane attended the University of Mumbai and then went on to complete her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She is professionally 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 a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Flagg has indicated that her clinical interests include bursitis, lupus, and lyme disease. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flagg honors. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. On average, patients gave Dr. Minerva a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school and subsequently trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency. Dr. Minerva's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, 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 specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Miller has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include joint pain, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Miller is open to new patients. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Miller trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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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 is a medical specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Culp's areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Culp attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Dr. Culp is open to 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
700 S Henderson Road; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Osterman's areas of specialization are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Osterman attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Osterman is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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. 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bottger include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Bottger has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with 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 sees patients in Wynnewood, PA and Conshohocken, PA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. El-Hajj's areas of expertise consist of diabetes management, metabolic disorders, and graves disease. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. El-Hajj attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Maryland General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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's specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sweet attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sweet include arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Sweet accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. She is open to new patients.

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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. 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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. The average patient rating for Dr. Lonner is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lonner accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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)

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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.