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We found 8 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders near Concord, MA.

Dr. Martin J Kafina, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
59 Old Road To 9 Acre Corner; Suite 2
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Martin Kafina is an adult rheumatologist in Concord, MA and Boston, MA. In Dr. Kafina's practice, he is particularly interested in lupus, lyme disease, and arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kafina include: Fellow, American College of Physicians. and year Service Award- Emerson Hospital, Concord, Mass.. Dr. Kafina is affiliated with Emerson Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Allergies, Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. Pamela S Deluca, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
233 Concord Road
Lincoln, MA
 

Dr. Pamela Deluca practices general internal medicine and adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with Emerson Hospital. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Deluca is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Deluca include: Trainee Investigator Award For Excellence In; Scientific Research Given At The Biomedicine; and Meeting. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, Inflammation, Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. Alan B Marks, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
290 Baker Avenue
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Alan Marks works as an adult rheumatologist in Concord, MA and Westford, MA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Marks include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital. Dr. Marks is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

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

Dr. Christina Nasrin Alavian, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
330 Baker Avenue
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Christina Alavian practices dermatology (skin disorders). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and skin cancer. Dr. Alavian is in-network for Medicare insurance. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Emerson Hospital. Dr. Alavian has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Rheumatic Diseases, Skin Cancer, Skin Issues

Dr. Barry Lester Levin, MD
Specializes in Neurology
131 Old Road To Nine Acre Corner; Suite 760, John Cuming Building
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Barry Levin's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Levin is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Levin's residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Levin include: Council Of Prof Advisory Comm. Chairman Of Nationa; L Multiple Sclerosis Society. (chairman 1993-1997); and Chairman Of Prof Advisory Comm. Ri Chapter Of Nat. Dr. Levin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, General Neurology, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Elahna Paul, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
54 Baker Avenue Extension; Suite 302
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Elahna Paul is a pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) specialist in Boston, MA, Braintree, MA, and Concord, MA. Dr. Paul's areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, lupus nephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Her education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is conversant in Hebrew. She is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Paul 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. Christy Michelle Williams, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
86 Baker Avenue Extension
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Christy Williams is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Williams has received professional recognition including the following: 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 has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment

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Specializes in Dermatology
290 Baker Avenue; Suite 220n
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Alexis Perkins is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). She is affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Mount Auburn Hospital. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Perkins performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Facial Problems, Rosacea, Acne, Laser Treatment

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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.