We found 19 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Geisinger Health Plan near Berwyn, PA.

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Dr. Nora Sandorfi MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.94 stars (17 ratings)
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Nora Sandorfi is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and sjogren's syndrome. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandorfi honors. Before performing her residency at Graduate Hospital, Dr. Sandorfi attended Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Her distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2013 through 2017 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Sandorfi speaks Hungarian. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Sjogren's syndrome

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

Steffan Walter Schulz MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Steffan Schulz works as a rheumatologist. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schulz include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His professional affiliations include 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

Colin Ligon M.D.
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Colin Ligon is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult rheumatology. He works in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Ligon's areas of expertise include polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and interstitial lung disease. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and MedStar Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ligon trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , scleroderma

All Interests: Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Interstitial Lung Disease

Anupama Shahane MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.41 stars (3 ratings)
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Anupama Shahane is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Shahane's education and training includes medical school at the University of Mumbai and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahane include osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Shahane is 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

Preethi Thomas MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.25 stars (2 ratings)
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Preethi Thomas is a rheumatologist. These areas are among Dr. Thomas's clinical interests: knee arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She 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: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), ankylosing spondylitis

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

Eric L. Hume MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Eric Hume practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and hip arthritis. Dr. Hume's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients. Dr. Hume graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

James C. Reynolds MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. James Reynolds specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reynolds include achalasia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Penn Medicine Radnor.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

All Interests: Achalasia, Colitis, Esophagitis, Abdominal Problems, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Intestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Harvey Edward Smith MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.07 stars (7 ratings)
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Harvey Smith specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cervical herniated disc, second opinions, and spine microsurgery. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

Octavia Evette Pickett-Blakely MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Octavia Pickett-Blakely is a gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pickett-Blakely include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Penn Medicine Radnor. Dr. Pickett-Blakely is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Pickett-Blakely obtained her medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed her residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Bruce A. Brod M.D.
Specializes in Dermatology
average rating 4.78 stars (55 ratings)
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Bruce Brod is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: allergic contact dermatitis, rosacea, and acne. The average patient rating for Dr. Brod is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Brod studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital and UPMC Presbyterian. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Brod is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Surgical Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

Matthew C. Miller MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
average rating 2.82 stars (7 ratings)
250 King of Prussia Road; Suite 2e
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Miller practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Radnor, PA. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include parkinson's disease and psoriasis. Dr. Miller is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Miller's medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Parkinson's Disease, Approaches

Leo F. McCluskey MD
Specializes in Neurology
average rating 1.5 stars (1 rating)
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Leo McCluskey's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and myasthenia gravis. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. McCluskey is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McCluskey graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Distinctions awarded to Dr. McCluskey include: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 'sTop Docs issues from 2002 and 2010 - 2013; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Neuromuscular Disorders, Myasthenia Gravis, Cervical Spine Problems, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Soo K. Abboud MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 4.94 stars (124 ratings)
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Soo Abboud is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Abboud is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: neck reconstructive surgery, ear pain, and thyroid cancer. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Abboud honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. She has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015 - 2017. She is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Ear Pain, Facial Pain, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Neil R. Malhotra MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
average rating 4.5 stars (7 ratings)
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Neil Malhotra practices neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Malhotra at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and spinal cancer. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Malhotra attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, Spinal Cancer, Degenerative Disc ... (Read more)

Susan C. Taylor M.D.
Specializes in Dermatology
average rating 3.06 stars (25 ratings)
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Susan Taylor works as a dermatologist. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Taylor performed her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Her areas of expertise include alopecia areata, rosacea, and acne. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Taylor is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. She has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Cryosurgery, Athlete's Foot, Hyaluronic Acid Injections, Botox Injection, Atopic ... (Read more)

Farzana Rashid MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (15 ratings)
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Farzana Rashid is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is a graduate of the University of Sheffield Medical School and a graduate of MetroHealth Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Rashid's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue. In addition to English, Dr. Rashid speaks Bengali. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Penn Medicine Radnor.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (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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