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We found 140 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Wynnewood, PA.

Dr. Thomas J Whalen, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
117 N Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen specializes in adult rheumatology. Patients gave Dr. Whalen an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whalen include fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has an open panel. Dr. Whalen is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Bryn Mawr Hospital's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine and Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Frederick Vivino works as an adult rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, leg pain, and psoriatic arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Vivino obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vivino takes. Dr. Vivino's distinctions include: 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.

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

Dr. Chadwick Johr practices adult rheumatology. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Johr include sjogren's syndrome. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Johr is professionally affiliated with 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. David Abraham Allan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
3910 Powelton Avenue; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Allan is a medical specialist in occupational medicine and adult rheumatology. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Allan attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in 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. Lan X Chen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3910 Building, Suite 100; 51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lan Chen is a rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Chen's clinical interests: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Her education and training includes medical school at Shanghai Medical University and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: 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)

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

Dr. Joan Von-Feldt is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Von-Feldt include rheumatic heart disease, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Von-Feldt attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Wilmington Hospital. She has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2002, 2012-13 Top Docs issues and Philadelphia Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. 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.

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

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

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

Dr. Fabian Mendoza-Ballesteros is a rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros average 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros include menopause, psoriatic arthritis, and shoulder tendonitis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros attended medical school at National University of San Marcos.

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

Dr. Sharon Kolasinski is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Kolasinski's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests 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. Before performing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Kolasinski attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kolasinski has received the following distinctions: 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, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Giant Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexis Renae Ogdie-Beatty, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alexis Ogdie-Beatty is an adult rheumatology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. In Dr. Ogdie-Beatty's practice, she is particularly interested in psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ogdie-Beatty 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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

Dr. Preethi P Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Preethi Thomas practices adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Thomas attended medical school at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas honors. She is professionally 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. Marianthi Kiriakidou, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
225 E. City Avenue; Suite 109
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Marianthi Kiriakidou, who practices in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Kiriakidou's areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, biopsy, and arthritis. She honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. She graduated from 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. Steffan Walter Schulz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steffan Schulz specializes in adult rheumatology. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schulz include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Schulz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Anupama Vijay Shahane, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anupama Shahane is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Shahane has a special interest in osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Shahane accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
39th & Market Street; Phi Suite 25
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Monica Luchi is an adult rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: bone scan, osteoporosis, and joint injections. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Luchi performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Luchi (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Scan, Joint Aspiration, Joint Injections, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Randall William Culp, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2010 West Chester Pike; Suite 330
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Randall Culp specializes in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and arthroplasty. Dr. Culp's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Culp has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. Dr. Culp is accepting new patients.

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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
2010 West Chester Pike; Suite 330
Havertown, 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. Dr. Osterman is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Osterman attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Osterman include: Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs" since; "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. 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, Shoulder Dislocation, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (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.