We found 17 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare near Lexington, MA.

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Dr. Mark L Robbins, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
40 Holland Street
Somerville, MA
 

Dr. Mark Robbins specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Somerville, MA. Dr. Robbins is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Robbins accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He has received the following distinctions: American College of Rheumotology, Board of Directors; Peer Recognition Award; and Harvard Community Health. Dr. Robbins (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Harvard Vanguard Somerville. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Vasculitis, Sjogren's Syndrome

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Caryn Libbey's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Libbey's areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and amyloidosis. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Libbey graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Boston Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee Nh Rheumatology Representative. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and VA Boston Healthcare System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Amyloidosis

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
40 Second Avenue; Suite 300
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Chaitanya Mudgal sees patients in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mudgal's areas of expertise include the following: dislocation, cubital tunnel syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mudgal honors. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Mudgal attended medical school at L.T. Municipal Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: Dr Menino D'Souza Prize, Best All Around Graduate; Partners in Excellence; and Dr G.M. Phadke Prize, Pharmacology. Dr. Mudgal (or staff) speaks Marathi, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Mudgal is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mudgal's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elana M Bern, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Elana Bern is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Bern's areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease, rett syndrome, and celiac disease. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Bern attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She has received the following distinction: Faculty Distinction- McGill University. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Bern's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Rett Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Jeffrey A Biller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 340
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Biller is a pediatric gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. Dr. Biller accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Biller attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Southern New Hampshire Health System, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Kriston A Ganguli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 340
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Kriston Ganguli's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and failure to thrive. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ganguli takes. Dr. Ganguli obtained her medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Mayo Medical School and performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Ganguli (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Ganguli's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Failure to Thrive, Acid Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
40 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. George Cohen is a physician who specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include fibromyalgia, lupus, and polymyositis. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Cohen an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Polymyositis, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Giant Cell Arteritis, Sjogren's Syndrome

Dr. Konrad Alan Mark, MD
Specializes in Neurology
6 Mill Street
Arlington, MA
 

Dr. Konrad Mark is a neurologist in Arlington, MA and South Hamilton, MA. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Mark's areas of expertise include back pain, multiple sclerosis (MS), and neck pain. Neighborhood Health Plan, AARP, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mark takes. In addition to English, he speaks German. His professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Beverly Hospital, and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Dr. Mark welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Weakness, Back ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Hamed Khalili is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Khalili's areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Khalili include: UCB Inflammatory Bowel Disease Award and ACG international Grant. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Bedford VA Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 340
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Aubrey Katz practices pediatric gastroenterology in Waltham, MA, Boston, MA, and Leominister, MA. Patients gave Dr. Katz an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katz's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Dr. Katz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Afrikaans and Dutch.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Antonia Stephen's specialty is general surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include adrenal tumor, hyperparathyroidism, and graves disease. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Stephen obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stephen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

All Interests: Graves Disease, Thyroid Surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, Parathyroid Surgery, Adrenal Tumor

Specializes in General Pediatrics
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Sarah Kadzielski sees patients in Boston, MA, Lexington, MA, and Braintree, MA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kadzielski include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and medical education. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She trained at Tufts Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Kadzielski has received the following distinction: Chief Resident, Pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. 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)

Specializes in Vascular Neurology
16 Hayden Avenue
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Claudia Chaves practices vascular neurology in Lexington, MA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in multiple sclerosis (MS). She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. For her residency, Dr. Chaves trained at Tufts Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Chaves is affiliated with Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Mary Beth F Son, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Marybeth Son's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Son (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Her clinical interests encompass kawasaki disease and rheumatoid arthritis. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Son's education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at Children's Hospital Boston. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Kawasaki Disease

Dr. Menno Verhave, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Menno Verhave is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Verhave is especially interested in celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Children's Hospital Boston. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Dascha Cynthia Weir, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Dascha Weir works as a general pediatrician in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Peabody, MA. Her clinical interests encompass celiac disease. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Weir honors Medicare insurance. She attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease

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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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