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We found 159 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'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)

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

Dr. Joan Von-Feldt practices adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Von-Feldt include rheumatic heart disease, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Von-Feldt takes. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Wilmington Hospital. She has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2002, 2012-13 Top Docs issues and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Von-Feldt is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Chadwick Rudolph Johr, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Rheumatology
3910 Powelton Avenue; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Chadwick Johr's specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johr include sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Johr's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Johr honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in occupational medicine and adult rheumatology. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Allan is conversant in French. Dr. Allan is professionally 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 is an adult rheumatology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, leg pain, and psoriatic arthritis. On average, patients gave Dr. Vivino a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Vivino attended Temple University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Vivino has received 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. 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: , 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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She graduated from Shanghai Medical University and then she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Chen 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. She speaks Chinese. She is 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
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. Alexis Renae Ogdie-Beatty, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alexis Ogdie-Beatty is an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Ogdie-Beatty has indicated that her clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ogdie-Beatty attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her 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: , 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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. His areas of expertise include menopause, psoriatic arthritis, and shoulder tendonitis. Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. After attending National University of San Marcos for medical school, he 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 in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. 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. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Kolasinski attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kolasinski has received 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, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Giant Cell ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marianthi Kiriakidou's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Kiriakidou's areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, biopsy, and arthritis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. She studied medicine at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. She is 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, 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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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.