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

Dr. Joan Vonfeldt is an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Vonfeldt has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatic heart disease, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilmington Hospital for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2002, 2012-13 Top Docs issues and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Vonfeldt speaks Spanish. Her 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, inflammatory arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Arthritis, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
627 South 52nd Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Whalen's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whalen include joint pain, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for residency. Dr. Whalen's distinctions 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)

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

Dr. Gary Gordon is an adult rheumatology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gordon include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Gordon completed his residency training at Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Gordon has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Alexis Ogdie-Beatty, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. These areas are among Dr. Ogdie-Beatty's clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Ogdie-Beatty is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

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 in Philadelphia, PA. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Allan performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Allan speaks French.

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

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

Dr. Nora B Sandorfi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nora Sandorfi's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She speaks Hungarian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sandorfi include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and gout. Dr. Sandorfi is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. After attending Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Graduate Hospital. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Sandorfi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2013 through 2017 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Gout, Raynaud's, Sjogren's Syndrome, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Kendra Zuckerman is a rheumatologist. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Zuckerman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zuckerman include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zuckerman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Zuckerman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Frederick Vivino, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, leg pain, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Vivino's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vivino takes. 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: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2008 through 2017; and Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. Dr. Vivino 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: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis

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

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

Dr. Pierre Minerva is a Bryn Mawr, PA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Minerva's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Minerva include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Minerva is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and then went on to complete his residency at Geisinger Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
822 Pine Street; Suite 3a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Barry Schimmer practices adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: paget's disease, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and lupus nephritis. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Schimmer attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Schimmer takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Dermatomyositis, Dupuytren's Contracture, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephanie Flagg is a rheumatologist in Bryn Mawr, PA. Before completing her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Flagg attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Flagg include bursitis, lupus, and lyme disease. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flagg accepts. Dr. Flagg's professional affiliations include 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. Donald Miller's specialty is adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: joint pain, osteoporosis, and psoriatic arthritis. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller honors. He graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Gout, ... (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 and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Schulz's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schulz honors.

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

All Interests: Lupus Nephritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Raynaud's

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

Dr. Chadwick Johr is an adult rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Johr attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Johr include sjogren's syndrome. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional 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. Lan X Chen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
51 N. 39th Street; 3910 Building, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lan Chen, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Chen attended medical school at Shanghai Medical University. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Carolyn R OConnor, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
219 N. Broad Street; The Arnold T. Berman, Md Building, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Carolyn O'Connor's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She obtained her medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. O'Connor's areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Drexel Medicine.

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

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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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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