We found 72 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Radnor, PA.

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
117 N Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen's specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include joint pain, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. Dr. Whalen is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before completing his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Dr. Whalen attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Whalen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whalen takes. His distinctions include: Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine and Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Chris Derk works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Derk's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Derk's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

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

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

Dr. Gary Gordon practices adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. Gordon is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Gordon is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Waterbury Hospital's residency program. 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)

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

Dr. Pierre Minerva sees patients in Bryn Mawr, PA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Minerva's areas of expertise include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a graduate of Geisinger Medical Center's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Minerva average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Minerva takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Kendra Zuckerman is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Zuckerman average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Zuckerman is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Zuckerman accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Donald Miller works as a rheumatologist in Bryn Mawr, PA. He studied medicine at 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). Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include joint pain, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

Dr. Steffan Walter Schulz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Steffan Schulz works as an adult rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Schulz trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He has a special interest in raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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. Preethi Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Preethi Thomas works as a rheumatologist. Dr. Thomas's areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha. For her residency, Dr. Thomas trained 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)

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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Flagg include bursitis, lupus, and lyme disease. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Flagg is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

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

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

Dr. Anupama Shahane is an adult rheumatology specialist. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Shahane include osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Dr. Shahane is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Shahane attended the University of Mumbai for medical school. 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

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

Dr. A. Osterman is a medical specialist in 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 the following: psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and wrist fracture. The average patient rating for Dr. Osterman is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Osterman has received include Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Osterman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Randall W 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 surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Culp's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Culp attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery.

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

Dr. Ralph Sando practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Ardmore, PA and Philadelphia, PA. On average, patients gave Dr. Sando a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include biopsy, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. He speaks Portuguese. Dr. Sando is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Accuvision Eye M.D. Caregroup, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sando's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Sjogren's syndrome

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

Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
100 E Lancaster Avenue, Mob East; Suite 161
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Gollomp specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Gollomp has a special interest in multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and dementia. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Boston Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Gollomp has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Gollomp is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Dementia, Cerebral Palsy

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. She graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Maryland General Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. El-Hajj include diabetes management, metabolic disorders, and graves disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. El-Hajj at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. El-Hajj takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. El-Hajj (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. She is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. David Bottger is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He works in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bottger include eyelid surgery, psoriasis, and deviated septum. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bottger accepts. Dr. Bottger is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. Dr. Bottger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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