We found 8 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 dermatologist in Braintree, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. Dr. Tang has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include psoriasis and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Tang is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Mount Auburn Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center. His distinctions include: HCHP Copley Center Community Service Award; HCHP Medical Specialties Diamond Awards (93-95); and Harvard Community Health Plan Med Staff Peer Recognition Award.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Pleskow has received a 0.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Pleskow's patients. In Dr. Pleskow's practice, Dr. Pleskow is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease. Dr. Pleskow is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Pleskow is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Pleskow is accepting new patients. Dr. Pleskow attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Pleskow has received the distinction of Board Certification In Pediatric Gastroenterology.

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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's specialties are general practice and dermatology (skin disorders). He practices in Boston, MA and Quincy, MA. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Lichtman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His professional affiliations include Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Atrius Health. Unfortunately, Dr. Lichtman is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Skin Issues, Wounds, Autoimmune Disorders

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
340 Wood Road
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Aeri Moon's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Dr. Moon accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She attended The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. She is conversant in Korean. Dr. Moon is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paul include kidney stones, lupus nephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paul accepts. She is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Paul's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis (MS), and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Bohart is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Bohart's residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Shore Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Bohart's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
340 Wood Road
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Sarah Kadzielski's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and medical education. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kadzielski graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Kadzielski honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident, Pediatrics. She is accepting 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 specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Boston, MA and Quincy, MA. Dr. Lam (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Atrius Health. Dr. Lam is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lam completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. 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.
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