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We found 24 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 specializes in adult rheumatology. She graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. She has a special interest in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Dr. Logee accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Logee has received professional recognition including the following: Dean's Scholarship for Leadership, 2000-2004; Messiah College; Provost's Scholarship for Academic Achievement, 2000-2004; Messiah College; and Dean's List, 2000-2004; Messiah College. She is affiliated with John Dempsey Hospital.

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

Dr. Santhanam Lakshminarayanan, who practices in Farmington, CT, East Hartford, CT, and West Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. In his practice, Dr. Lakshminarayanan focuses on gout, scleroderma, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Lakshminarayanan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Major General N.D.P.Karani Trophy for academic achievement In Medical School. and Second best All Round Student Graduating class. Dr. Lakshminarayanan (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with John Dempsey Hospital and VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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

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

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

Dr. Helena Nolasco is a rheumatologist in Hartford, CT, Wethersfield, CT, and Farmington, CT. Dr. Nolasco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She is especially interested in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Nolasco is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Nolasco a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. McCrary takes Medicare insurance. Dr. McCrary is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She 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. He has a special interest in osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dixon takes Cigna, Medicare, and United Healthcare insurance. Dr. Dixon graduated from Harvard Medical School. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

Dr. Christopher John Scola, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
85 Seymour Street; Suite 1003
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Scola specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Glastonbury, CT and Hartford, CT. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Scola include lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Ralph Peter Stocker, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
85 Seymour Street; Suite 601
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Ralph Stocker specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Glastonbury, CT, Hartford, CT, and Avon, CT. Clinical interests for Dr. Stocker include lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Stocker is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hepatitis, gastrointestinal cancer, and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare. Dr. Swales honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Swales attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Hepatitis, Liver Tumor, Hemochromatosis, Liver Transplant, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jonathan Israel is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Israel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Israel attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Israel has received include John C. Leonard Fellowship, American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Research Award and the University Research Foundation Award. His professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hemochromatosis, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Autoimmune Disorders, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Shapiro works as an adult gastroenterologist in Bloomfield, CT, Hartford, CT, and Glastonbury, CT. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shapiro at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Avrum Blitzer is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Blitzer's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal cancer screening and acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare. Dr. Blitzer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Tanya Bilchik sees patients in East Hartford, CT. Her medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Bilchik is especially interested in headache. She is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bilchik takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Migraine, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Steven Brett Sloan, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
555 Willard Avenue
Newington, CT
 

Dr. Steven Sloan specializes in surgical dermatology. His areas of expertise include the following: academic dermatology, nail issues, and phototherapy (light therapy). Dr. Sloan accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center, Dr. Sloan attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Graduate AAD Academic Dermatology Leadership Program; AAD; Meritorious Service Medal; Military; and National Defense Medal with one bronze star; Military. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Sloan is professionally affiliated with UConn Health.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Nail Issues, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, Tropical Skin Diseases, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lauren Daman is a medical specialist in surgical dermatology. His areas of expertise include skin issues. Dr. Daman is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Psoriasis, Acne Surgery, Restylane, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Melanoma

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

Dr. Robert Nathanson sees patients in West Hartford, CT. His medical specialty is surgical dermatology. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. In his practice, Dr. Nathanson focuses on skin issues. Dr. Nathanson is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nathanson is conversant in Hungarian. His professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Michael Krinsky's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Krinsky is affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Krinsky performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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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.