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 works as a rheumatologist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. She is affiliated with UConn Health. Dr. Logee attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Logee has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Nolasco's clinical interests: lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. She is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Nolasco is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Nolasco (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. McCrary average 3.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. McCrary focuses on osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus

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

Dr. Christopher Scola, who practices in Hartford, CT and Glastonbury, CT, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He is especially interested in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Scola is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus

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

Dr. Santhanam Lakshminarayanan practices adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lakshminarayanan include gout, scleroderma, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He is professionally affiliated with UConn Health and VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Dr. Lakshminarayanan is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Lakshminarayanan welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Dixon specializes in adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Dixon is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Dixon is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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

Dr. Ralph Stocker works as a rheumatologist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Stocker's clinical interests include lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Stocker is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Lupus

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

Dr. Jonathan Israel works as an adult gastroenterologist in Putnam, CT and Hartford, CT. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Israel performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Israel has received professional recognition including the following: John C. Leonard Fellowship, American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Research Award and the University Research Foundation Award. He is professionally affiliated with Day Kimball Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

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

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

Dr. Colin Swales sees patients in Hartford, CT and Manchester, CT. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Swales studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

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

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

Dr. Michael Krinsky specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Krinsky is affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT). He takes Medicare insurance. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Krinsky completed his residency training 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

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

Dr. Lauren Daman is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daman accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Daman is 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. Tanya Rochelle Bilchik, MD
Specializes in Neurology
144 Main Street; Suite D
East Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Tanya Bilchik, who practices in East Hartford, CT, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bilchik has indicated that her clinical interests include headache. She is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. She accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Migraine, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Alexander P Miano, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
701 Cottage Grove Road; Suite B230
Bloomfield, CT
 

Dr. Alexander Miano is a psychiatry specialist in Bloomfield, CT and New London, CT. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Miano is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Miano's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Heart Attack, Ulcerative Colitis, Brain Injury

Dr. Robert Harry Blitzer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
80 Seymour Street; Hartford Hospital Gastroenterology Department
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Avrum Blitzer's specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Blitzer is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Blitzer is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Blitzer is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Michael Einstein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He works in Hartford, CT. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Einstein include hepatitis and liver cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Windham Hospital and Hartford Hospital. Dr. Einstein accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Einstein's education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

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

Dr. Elliot Charles Zweig, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
41 N Main Street; Suite 211
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Elliot Zweig is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Zweig attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zweig include psoriasis and melanoma. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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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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