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We found 9 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare near Braintree, MA.

Dr. Stephen V Tang, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
111 Grossman Drive
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Tang is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Tang performed his residency at Mount Auburn Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass psoriasis and laser treatment. Patient ratings for Dr. Tang average 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tang include: HCHP Copley Center Community Service Award; HCHP Medical Specialties Diamond Awards (93-95); and Harvard Community Health Plan Med Staff Peer Recognition Award. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Laser Treatment

Dr. Randi G Pleskow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
541 Main Street; The Stetson Building
Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Randi Pleskow's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Pleskow attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Pleskow trained at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital for Dr. Pleskow's residency. Dr. Pleskow's areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease. Dr. Pleskow's average patient rating is 0.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pleskow is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Pleskow has received professional recognition including the following: Board Certification In Pediatric Gastroenterology. Dr. Pleskow is affiliated with Norwood Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Pleskow's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Michael Keith Lichtman, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Dermatology
500 Congress Street
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Michael Lichtman works as a general practitioner and dermatologist in Boston, MA and Quincy, MA. Dr. Lichtman accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Atrius Health. Dr. Lichtman has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Skin Issues, Wounds, Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. Mindy S Lo, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
541 Main Street; The Stetson Building
Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Mindy Lo is a physician who specializes in pediatric rheumatology. Her clinical interests encompass systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Lo completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Boston. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Lo has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
340 Wood Road
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Aeri Moon works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. In Dr. Moon's practice, she is particularly interested in celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She attended The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Moon is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Constipation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Elahna Paul, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
340 Wood Road
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Elahna Paul sees patients in Boston, MA, Braintree, MA, and Concord, MA. Her medical specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Paul has indicated that her clinical interests include kidney stones, lupus nephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her residency, Dr. Paul trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Paul is conversant in Hebrew. Her professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Lupus Nephritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Zachary W Bohart, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
250 Pond Street
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Zachary Bohart is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis (MS), and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Bohart is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Bohart is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Shore Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injuries, Spasticity, Stroke

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
340 Wood Road
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Sarah Kadzielski's specialty is general pediatrics. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Kadzielski include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and medical education. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident, Pediatrics. Dr. Kadzielski is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Autism Spectrum ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Lam, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
500 Congress Street
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Christina Lam, who practices in Boston, MA and Quincy, MA, is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Lam studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lam completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. Dr. Lam (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Atrius Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Vasculitis

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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.