We found 27 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Aetna Silver HMO near West Chester, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
310 Exton Commons
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Whalen include joint pain, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Whalen accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Whalen's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine and Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
491 John Young Way; Baxter Building Two, Suite 210
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Kwan-Morley is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. Kwan-Morley is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Kwan-Morley completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She is conversant in Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Facet Injection, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Blane Adam Sessions, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Blane Sessions is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sessions include elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sessions is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Chester County Hospital. Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Sessions attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. On average, patients gave Dr. Sessions a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Co-Chairman, Philadelphia Hand Symposium; "Top Doctor" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today; and American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

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

Jeffrey S. Fendrick, MD
Specializes in Home Health, General Pediatrics
440 East Marshall Street; 3rd Floor North, Suite 300
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fendrick works as a general pediatrician and home health specialist. His clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Fendrick's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, celiac disease, lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Francis Sharkey, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Rothman Institute at Glen Mills; 600 Evergreen Drive
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Peter Sharkey's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharkey include lower back strain, torticollis, and paget's disease. Dr. Sharkey has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Sharkey graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sharkey include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Rothman Institute. He has an open panel.

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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. Fred Martin Weinblatt, MD
Specializes in Neurology
440 East Marshall Street
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Fred Weinblatt's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinblatt include back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for his residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Weinblatt include: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Chester County Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Dementia, Stroke, Epilepsy, Back Pain, Alzheimer's Disease, Headache, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Brandon Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
600 Evergreen Drive; 2nd Floor
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Eric Smith is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: torticollis, lower back strain, and paget's disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Rothman Institute. He welcomes 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)

Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
154 Exton Square Parkway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Leonard Geiger works as a neurophysiologist and neurologist. He attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Geiger include brain aneurysm, acoustic neuroma, and lyme disease. Dr. Geiger's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Geiger is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Bell's Palsy, Parkinson's Disease, Meningitis, Encephalitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith J Laskin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
495 Thomas Jones Way; Suite 200
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Keith Laskin's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Laskin's areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Laskin attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Laskin is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Meredith N Osterman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite 10
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Meredith Osterman is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: elbow pain, sports health, and hand fracture. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Osterman attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Osterman honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sindhu Kikkeri Srinivas, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
600 East Marshall Street; Suite 203
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Sindhu Srinivas is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). In addition to English, she speaks Kannada. Clinical interests for Dr. Srinivas include high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Srinivas is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Srinivas attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Diabetic Nephropathy, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Hopkins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Sarah Hopkins practices pediatric neurology. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Hopkins attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Cheston Simmons Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Suite 1, Building A
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Cheston Simmons works as an orthopedist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, minimally invasive knee replacement, and ankle fracture. Dr. Simmons is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Simmons has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Prosthetics, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hip Problems, Bone Spurs, Ankle Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. James M Schuster, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
210 Willowbrook Lane
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. James Schuster specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Schuster's clinical interests include pain, spine microsurgery, and metastatic cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Schuster has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip A Adelman, MD
Specializes in Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
153 Exton Square Parkway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Philip Adelman is a specialist in electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Phoenixville, PA, Exton, PA, and Paoli, PA. Dr. Adelman's clinical interests include ischemic stroke, epilepsy, and electromyography (EMG). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Adelman trained at Rush University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. Dr. Adelman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Bell's Palsy, Parkinson's Disease, Encephalitis, Dementia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie A Finger, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
600 East Marshall Street; Suite 203
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Jamie Bastek sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA. Her medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bastek include amniocentesis, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Bastek completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Labor and Delivery, Vaginal Birth after ... (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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