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We found 67 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 practices adult rheumatology in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Derk is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Derk accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Derk's professional 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 Victor Gordon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1991 Sproul Road; Suite 450
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Gary Gordon's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Waterbury Hospital. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Gordon is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 rheumatology specialist. Dr. Whalen graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: joint pain, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whalen takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinctions: Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine and Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Whalen is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. His practice is open to 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 a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Zuckerman's clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Zuckerman welcomes 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 specializes in adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and a graduate of Jersey City Medical Center's residency program. 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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Schulz is especially interested in raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency.

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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She attended the University of Mumbai for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahane include osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Dr. Shahane's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 Bryn Mawr, PA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: bursitis, lupus, and lyme disease. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Flagg is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Flagg completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 works as a rheumatologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Minerva's clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Minerva takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency.

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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 is a rheumatologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include joint pain, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Miller 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. 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 specializes in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Culp include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Culp has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. He is affiliated with 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's medical specialty is hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. Dr. Osterman honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Osterman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Unfortunately, Dr. Osterman 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 specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Bottger's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Bottger average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and 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. Dr. Bottger is affiliated with Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Bottger welcomes new patients.

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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 is an endocrinologist in Wynnewood, PA and Conshohocken, PA. Her education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at Maryland General Hospital. These areas are among Dr. El-Hajj's clinical interests: diabetes management, metabolic disorders, and graves disease. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. El-Hajj is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Her practice 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. Stephen Michael Gollomp, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
100 E Lancaster Avenue, Mob East; Suite 161
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Gollomp's areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among Dr. Gollomp's clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and dementia. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Gollomp trained at Boston Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gollomp honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gollomp has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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 practices hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in King of Prussia, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Sweet's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sweet trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Sweet is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Sweet 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)

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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.