We found 36 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Coventry Bronze near Malvern, PA.

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Dr. Chris Terry Derk, MS, BS, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard; Penn Medicine Valley Forge
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Chris Derk is a rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Dr. Derk is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
266 Lancaster Avenue; Suite 200
Malvern, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Kwan-Morley specializes in adult rheumatology. She is conversant in Chinese. Her areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. Kwan-Morley is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kwan-Morley completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Kwan-Morley's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Facet Injection, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Steffan Walter Schulz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard; Penn Medicine Valley Forge
Berwyn, 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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
11 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 201
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Krauser is a rheumatologist in Paoli, PA. These areas are among Dr. Krauser's clinical interests: back pain, bursitis, and lupus. He is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Krauser attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Krauser average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krauser is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Bursitis, Facet Injection, Joint Aspiration, Gout, Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Joint Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anupama V Shahane, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard; Penn Medicine Valley Forge
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Anupama Shahane is an adult rheumatologist. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shahane's areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Mumbai. Dr. Shahane trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

Jeffrey S. Fendrick, MD
Specializes in Home Health, General Pediatrics
440 East Marshall Street; 3rd Floor North, Suite 300
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fendrick specializes in home health and general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Fendrick is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , myasthenia gravis, celiac disease, lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Joyce D Liporace, MD
Specializes in Neurology
11 Industrial Boulevard; Paoli Pointe, Suite 204
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Joyce Liporace specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Liporace average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Liporace include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Liporace has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Dementia, Stroke, Epilepsy, Seizures, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. James Stapleton Reilly, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 280
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. James Reilly is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Reilly's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Reilly attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Reilly is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Hashimoto's thyroiditis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Hearing Test, Tumor, Sleep Problems, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. David Steven Zelouf, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 100
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. David Zelouf is a hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in King of Prussia, PA, Paoli, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: elbow pain, facet injection, and osteomyelitis. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zelouf is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Zelouf attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. His professional affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Proximal Row Carpectomy, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurophysiology, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
11 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 204
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Graham specializes in neurophysiology, electrodiagnostic medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Paoli, PA. Dr. Graham attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: nerve conduction studies (NCS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Graham has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Dementia, Nerve Conduction Studies, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
250 W Lancaster Avenue; Suite 250
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Leonard Geiger specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Paoli, PA and Exton, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Geiger is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Geiger include brain aneurysm, acoustic neuroma, and lyme disease. Dr. Geiger is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Geiger is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Bell's Palsy, Parkinson's Disease, Meningitis, Encephalitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith J Laskin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
325 Central Avenue; 2nd Floor
Malvern, PA
 

Dr. Keith Laskin is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. Dr. Laskin is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Laskin studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J Mc Kenna, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Thomas McKenna is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenna include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. McKenna graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then Dr. McKenna performed Dr. McKenna's residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. McKenna honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. McKenna is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Javad Parvizi, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3855 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Javad Parvizi works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. His clinical interests include torticollis, lower back strain, and paget's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Parvizi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Parvizi takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Sheffield Medical School. Dr. Parvizi's training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fred Martin Weinblatt, MD
Specializes in Neurology
440 East Marshall Street
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Fred Weinblatt's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Weinblatt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Chester County Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Weinblatt performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His distinctions include: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Dementia, Stroke, Epilepsy, Back Pain, Alzheimer's Disease, Headache, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart Robert Lessin, MD
Specializes in Other, Surgical Dermatology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 325
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Stuart Lessin's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lessin's clinical interests include warts, nail issues, and contact dermatitis. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Lessin attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lessin has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Warts, Cancer Screening, Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Infection, Skin ... (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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