We found 160 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Wynnewood, PA.

Dr. Joan Marie Von-Feldt, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Spruce Street; 8 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joan Von-Feldt is an adult rheumatology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: rheumatic heart disease, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Von-Feldt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Wilmington Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Von-Feldt include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2002, 2012-13 Top Docs issues and Philadelphia Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Chadwick Rudolph Johr, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Rheumatology
3910 Powelton Avenue; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Chadwick Johr is an adult rheumatology specialist. His areas of expertise include sjogren's syndrome. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Johr graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. His 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: , Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Sjogren's Syndrome

Dr. Gary Victor Gordon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Lancaster Avenue, Lankenau Medical Building West; Suite 137
Wynnewood, 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)

Dr. David Abraham Allan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
3910 Powelton Avenue; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Allan practices occupational medicine and adult rheumatology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Allan graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Allan is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Polymyositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frederick B Vivino, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3910 N Powelton Avenue; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Frederick Vivino works as a rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Vivino's areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, leg pain, and psoriatic arthritis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vivino accepts. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2008 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. Dr. Vivino is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Dermatomyositis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharon Lee Kolasinski, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3737 Market Street; 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sharon Kolasinski is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kolasinski at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolasinski include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and osteoarthritis. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Cooper University Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kolasinski obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Her distinctions include: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015 - 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lan X Chen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3910 Building, Suite 100; 51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lan Chen's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Chen honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She attended Shanghai Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She has received the following distinctions: Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2008-2009; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012 and 2013-2013-2014; and Recognized by MDx Medical's Patients' Choice Award in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue ... (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. Alexis Renae Ogdie-Beatty, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alexis Ogdie-Beatty's specialty is adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Dr. Ogdie-Beatty's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ogdie-Beatty attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Ogdie-Beatty accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

Dr. Fabian Alberto Mendoza-Ballesteros, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
225 E. City Avenue; Suite 109
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Fabian Mendoza-Ballesteros works as a rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, psoriatic arthritis, and shoulder tendonitis. Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He studied medicine at National University of San Marcos. Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Pain, Psoriatic Arthritis, Knee Pain, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Preethi P Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, 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
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, 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. Marianthi Kiriakidou, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
225 E. City Avenue; Suite 109
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Marianthi Kiriakidou's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Kiriakidou's areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, biopsy, and arthritis. She takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Biopsy, Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Raynaud's

Dr. Anupama Vijay Shahane, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, 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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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.