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We found 41 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 and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Derk accepts 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. Thomas J Whalen, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
117 N Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whalen include fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Whalen has received include Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine and Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Alternative Medicine, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Preethi P Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Preethi Thomas is an adult rheumatology specialist in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Thomas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha. For her professional training, Dr. Thomas completed a residency program 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 is a rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Schulz include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Schulz attended Temple University School of Medicine. 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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Shahane's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is especially interested in osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Shahane attended the University of Mumbai and then went on to complete her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

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 surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Culp include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and arthroplasty. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Culp accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Culp 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
Villanova, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Osterman specializes in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osterman include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Osterman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

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

Dr. Victoria Ann Cirillo-Hyland, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
919 Conestoga Road; Building 2, Suite 105
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Victoria Cirillo-Hyland practices pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery in Bryn Mawr, PA and Rosemont, PA. Her clinical interests encompass psoriasis and cosmetic skin treatment. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Cirillo-Hyland attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cirillo-Hyland trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cirillo-Hyland has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cirillo-Hyland takes. Dr. Cirillo-Hyland has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Stacey Ellen Englander-Turner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Stacey Turner works as a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and surgical dermatologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Turner is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Turner include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Turner is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (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 sees patients in King of Prussia, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and East Norriton, PA. Her medical specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sweet's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Sweet speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Sweet welcomes 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. Wei Teresa Hsu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
919 Conestoga Road
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Wei Hsu's specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsu include minimally invasive surgery, academic dermatology, and nail issues. She is affiliated with Drexel Medicine, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Hsu honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Hsu is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. She speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (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's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. Dr. Lonner accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Society; Marian Frauenthal Sloane Clinical Research Award, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY; and Hospital for Joint Diseases Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. Dr. Lonner's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

Dr. Eric Brandon Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 100
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Eric Smith's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: elbow pain, ACL injury, and bone spurs. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Orthopaedic Resident of the Year; Pfizer Scholars in Pain Grant; and Junior Orthopaedic Resident of the Year.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Ankle Fusion, Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Joel Caplan, MD
Specializes in Neurology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 256 Lankenau Mob East
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Caplan's residency was performed at Lankenau Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caplan accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: TOP DOCTOR - Main Line Today Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Caplan has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Seizures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Zelouf is a medical specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Zelouf's clinical interests include elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zelouf accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leo F McCluskey, MD
Specializes in Neurology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Leo McCluskey's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. McCluskey attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. McCluskey include peripheral neuropathy, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and cervical spine surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCluskey honors. Dr. McCluskey's distinctions include: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 'sTop Docs issues from 2002 and 2010 - 2013; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Neuromuscular Disorders, Myasthenia Gravis, Cervical ... (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.