We found 16 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare near Lexington, MA.

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

Dr. Mark Robbins' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Robbins has a special interest in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Robbins attended medical school at Albany Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Robbins trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Robbins include: Amarican College of Rheumotology Chair Corc 1999; American College of Rheumotology, Board; and Directors 2002-2005. Dr. Robbins (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

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

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Caryn Libbey specializes in adult rheumatology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Libbey include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and amyloidosis. Dr. Libbey takes Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Michael Reese Hospital and Boston Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Associate Clinical Prof Of Medicine Boston Univ; Nh Representative To Amer Coll Rheum Council On; and Rheumatologic Care. Dr. Libbey is affiliated with 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. Menno Verhave, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Menno Verhave works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verhave honors. Dr. Verhave graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Dr. Verhave's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Young Investigator Award. North American Society F; and Or Pediatric Gastroenterology And Nutrition. .. In addition to English, Dr. Verhave (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA), Boston Children's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Verhave welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Jeffrey Biller is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Biller include gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Biller attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Biller has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Biller's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Chaitanya Mudgal is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Mudgal (or staff) speaks Marathi, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Mudgal's areas of expertise include the following: dislocation, cubital tunnel syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mudgal graduated from L.T. Municipal Medical College. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Dr G.M. Phadke Prize, Pharmacology; Dr G.M. Phadke Prize, Surgery; and Dr Menino D'Souza Prize, Best All Around Graduate. He is accepting 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 physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Bern studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Bern completed a residency program at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Her clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease, rett syndrome, and celiac disease. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Bern is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Dascha Cynthia Weir, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Dascha Weir's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include celiac disease. Dr. Weir is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Weir welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease

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

Dr. Kriston Ganguli is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and failure to thrive. Dr. Ganguli is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Mayo Medical School. She trained at Tufts Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Ganguli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Ganguli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Hamed Khalili is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Khalili trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Khalili is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His distinctions include: UCB Inflammatory Bowel Disease Award; Ccfa; and ACG international Grant. He is conversant in Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Bedford VA Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. George Cohen practices rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include fibromyalgia, lupus, and polymyositis. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Cohen completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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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's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He speaks German. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, multiple sclerosis (MS), and neck pain. Dr. Mark is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Beverly Hospital, and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Dr. Mark studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Boston Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, AARP, and Cigna. He is accepting 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)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, 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)

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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. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Katz has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For his professional training, Dr. Katz completed a residency program at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Dr. Katz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Afrikaans and Dutch. Dr. Katz is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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Specializes in General Surgery
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Antonia Stephen's medical specialty is general surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: hyperparathyroidism, graves disease, and thyroid surgery. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Stephen attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Stephen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

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. She has indicated that her clinical interests include kawasaki disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Son is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed her residency at Children's Hospital Boston. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Son include: 2005-Sidney Farber House Staff Award.; 2001-New England Pediatric Society's Pediatric; and Prize.. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Kawasaki Disease

Mary Alice M Tully
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA
 

In her practice, Ms. Mary-Alice Tully focuses on inflammatory bowel disease. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Ms. Tully is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 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.