We found 169 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Wynnewood, PA.

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

Dr. Gary Gordon specializes in adult rheumatology. Before performing his residency at Waterbury Hospital, Dr. Gordon attended Yale School of Medicine. His clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. Gordon takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Gordon has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joan Vonfeldt is a specialist in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Vonfeldt's areas of expertise include the following: rheumatic heart disease, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Wilmington Hospital. Dr. Vonfeldt honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2002, 2012-13 Top Docs issues and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests encompass sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Johr is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johr takes.

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Relevant Interests: , Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Sjogren's Syndrome

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
117 N Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen works as a rheumatologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: joint pain, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. Dr. Whalen is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before completing his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Dr. Whalen attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Whalen highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whalen accepts. His distinctions include: Top Doctors - Main Line Magazine and Top Doctors - Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Whalen 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)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 470
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Kendra Zuckerman, who practices in Bryn Mawr, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Zuckerman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zuckerman include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Zuckerman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Zuckerman attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Zuckerman is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is accepting 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. David Abraham Allan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
3910 Powelton Avenue; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Allan's specialties are occupational medicine and adult rheumatology. He practices in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Allan is conversant in French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, leg pain, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Vivino is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Vivino's training includes a residency program 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. He 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: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Dermatomyositis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, ... (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. She speaks Chinese. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Shanghai Medical University and performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen accepts. 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.

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

Dr. Sharon Kolasinski's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Kolasinski's areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and osteoarthritis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kolasinski attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. She has received distinctions including Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015 - 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Cooper University Hospital.

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

Dr. Alexis Ogdie-Beatty is an adult rheumatology specialist. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ogdie-Beatty attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. She honors 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), 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, who practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Thomas's clinical interests include knee arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and then she performed her residency 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. Fabian Alberto Mendoza-Ballesteros, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
225 E. City Avenue; Suite 109
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Fabian Mendoza-Ballesteros is a specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, psoriatic arthritis, and shoulder tendonitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros graduated from National University of San Marcos and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

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

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. Dr. Schulz attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has indicated that his clinical interests include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schulz honors. 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. Marianthi Kiriakidou, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
225 E. City Avenue; Suite 109
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Marianthi Kiriakidou works as a rheumatologist in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Philadelphia, PA. In Dr. Kiriakidou's practice, she is particularly interested in lupus and biopsy. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kiriakidou is a graduate of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Biopsy, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 470
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Flagg sees patients in Bryn Mawr, PA. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She has a special interest in bursitis, lupus, and lyme disease. Dr. Flagg is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Bursitis, Joint Aspiration, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Joint Problems

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 470
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Pierre Minerva's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Minerva average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Minerva include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Minerva's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Minerva attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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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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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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