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We found 8 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare near Chelmsford, MA.

Dr. Caryn A Libbey, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Caryn Libbey works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Libbey has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She has indicated that her clinical interests include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and amyloidosis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Libbey completed residency programs at Michael Reese Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Libbey include: Associate Clinical Prof Of Medicine Boston Univ; Nh Representative To Amer Coll Rheum Council On; and Rheumatologic Care. Dr. Libbey's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and VA Boston Healthcare System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Amyloidosis

Dr. Alan B Marks, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
133 Littleton Road
Westford, MA
 

Dr. Alan Marks is a rheumatologist. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. These areas are among Dr. Marks's clinical interests: osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Marks is affiliated with Emerson Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. Michael Thomas Rosenbaum, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
6 Courthouse Lane
Chelmsford, MA
 

Dr. Michael Rosenbaum is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist. Patients gave Dr. Rosenbaum an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Rosenbaum focuses on phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: President, New England Dermatology Society, 1992-3 and Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Rosenbaum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Lowell General Hospital. Dr. Rosenbaum is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Issues, Phototherapy

Dr. Khalilullah A Khatri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
6 Courthouse Lane; Unit 7
Chelmsford, MA
 

Dr. Khalil Khatri works as a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist. Dr. Khatri (or staff) speaks Urdu, Sindhi, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Southern New Hampshire Health System and Lowell General Hospital. He studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. Dr. Khatri completed his residency training at Caritas Carney Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans and Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: Chief Resident-Dermatology Univ Of Calif 1994-95.; Other Specialty: laser Surgery; and Member, Standards Of Training Committee, American. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Alan Franks, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology
506 Groton Road
Westford, MA
 

Dr. Steve Franks specializes in pediatric dermatology and practices in Concord, MA, Westford, MA, and Marlborough, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Franks is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Franks attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harrington HealthCare System, Emerson Hospital, and Lowell General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Hamed Khalili is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khalili include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Khalili attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: UCB Inflammatory Bowel Disease Award; Ccfa; and ACG international Grant. He speaks Persian. Dr. Khalili is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Bedford VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Christy Michelle Williams, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
133 Littleton Road; Suites 205 & 206
Westford, MA
 

Dr. Christy Williams' specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. She attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. Dr. Williams takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She has received the distinction of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, PC (Concord, Westford, Marlborough, Ayer, Wellesley, and Leominster, MA, and Wolfeboro and Manchester, NH) and Emerson Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Seth G Kates, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
3 Village Square
Chelmsford, MA
 

Dr. Seth Kates' areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Dr. Kates's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kates honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Five Awards In General Dermatology.. In addition to English, Dr. Kates (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Kates's professional affiliations include Lowell General Hospital and UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser ... (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.