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We found 20 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare near Hartford, CT.

Dr. Kristin Marie Murphy, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Kristin Logee's specialty is adult rheumatology. These areas are among Dr. Logee's clinical interests: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. She accepts Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Logee is affiliated with UConn Health. She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Injections, Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ultrasound, Scleroderma, Systemic ... (Read more)

Dr. Helena Cristina Nolasco, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Retreat Avenue; Suite 501
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Helena Nolasco is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In her practice, Dr. Nolasco focuses on lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Nolasco (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Nolasco is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Christine Tamas McCrary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
100 Retreat Avenue; Suite 501
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Christine McCrary specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Hartford, CT, Wethersfield, CT, and Farmington, CT. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McCrary include osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. McCrary honors Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. McCrary is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Jonathan Allan Dixon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
85 Seymour Street; Suite 601
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Dixon practices adult rheumatology in Hartford, CT and Manchester, CT. On average, patients gave Dr. Dixon a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Dixon takes Cigna, Medicare, and United Healthcare insurance. He graduated from Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

Dr. Santhanam Lakshminarayanan, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
800 Connecticut Boulevard; 1st Floor
East Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Santhanam Lakshminarayanan is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in gout, scleroderma, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Lakshminarayanan is professionally affiliated with UConn Health and VA Connecticut Healthcare System. He takes Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Lakshminarayanan graduated from Armed Forces Medical College.

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

All Interests: Gout, Arthritis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Christopher John Scola, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
195 Eastern Boulevard; #201
Glastonbury, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Scola specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Glastonbury, CT. His areas of clinical interest consist of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Scola studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Scola has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Ralph Peter Stocker, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
195 Eastern Boulevard; #201
Glastonbury, CT
 

Dr. Ralph Stocker is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stocker is especially interested in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Stocker studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Colin Thomas Swales, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
85 Seymour Street; Suite 1000
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Colin Swales is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Swales is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Hepatitis, Liver Tumor, Hemochromatosis, Liver Transplant, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Stents, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Laurence Israel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
85 Seymour Street; Suite 1000
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Israel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Israel include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatitis, and autoimmune disorders. His professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Israel attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Israel has received the following distinctions: John C. Leonard Fellowship, American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Research Award and the University Research Foundation Award.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hemochromatosis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Harry Blitzer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
80 Seymour Street; Po Box 5037
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Avrum Blitzer practices adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Blitzer is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Blitzer's practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal cancer screening and acid reflux (GERD). His professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blitzer attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Paul Alan Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
85 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Paul Shapiro is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Shapiro completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Shapiro's professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Tanya Rochelle Bilchik, MD
Specializes in Neurology
144 Main Street; Suite D
East Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Tanya Bilchik works as a neurologist in East Hartford, CT. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass headache. Dr. Bilchik is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Bilchik is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. She attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Migraine, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Lauren Avrum Daman, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
85 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Lauren Daman, who practices in Hartford, CT and Simsbury, CT, is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Patients gave Dr. Daman an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Cosmetic Surgery, Juvederm, Acne, Restylane, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Bennett Nathanson, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
61 S Main Street; Suite 309
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Robert Nathanson works as a dermatologist in West Hartford, CT. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nathanson's clinical interests encompass psoriasis and melanoma. His professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nathanson attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He is conversant in Hungarian.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Skin Issues, Skin Surgery, Melanoma

Dr. Michael Mayer Krinsky, MD
Specializes in Neurology
580 Cottage Grove Road; Suite 106
Bloomfield, CT
 

Dr. Michael Krinsky works as a neurologist. His professional affiliations include Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Before performing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Krinsky attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Krinsky's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Movement Disorders, Stroke

Dr. Michael Mark Einstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
85 Seymour Street; Suite 1000
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Einstein is an adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology specialist. Dr. Einstein's clinical interests encompass hepatitis and liver cancer. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Windham Hospital and Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Hepatitis, Liver Tumor, Hemochromatosis, Liver Transplant, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Liver Cancer, ... (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.