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We found 25 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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Somerville, MA and Boston, MA. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Robbins performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. In his practice, Dr. Robbins focuses on osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robbins honors. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. His professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Biller's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Biller include gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Biller takes. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Biller is professionally affiliated with Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His 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

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

Dr. Menno Verhave practices pediatric gastroenterology in Boston, MA, Lexington, MA, and Brockton, MA. Dr. Verhave's clinical interests include celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA), Boston Children's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He honors Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Verhave has received the following distinctions: 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.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Dascha Weir's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests encompass celiac disease. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Weir honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Weir's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training 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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Specializes in Dermatology
22 Mill Street; Suite 310
Arlington, MA
 

Dr. Barry Paul practices dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Paul include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Union Hospital, and Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Paul's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Paul has received professional recognition including the following: Harvard - 10 Years of Dermatology Teaching. Dr. Paul's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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

Dr. Elana Bern is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Bern's areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease, rett syndrome, and celiac disease. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Bern's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Rett Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel 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. His areas of expertise include fibromyalgia, lupus, and polymyositis. On average, patients gave Dr. Cohen a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cohen completed residency programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cohen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, Sjogren's syndrome

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

Dr. Caroline Larson Levine, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
625 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Caroline Levine's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology; she sees patients in Concord, MA and Cambridge, MA. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levine's areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and hair problems. She is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Mount Auburn Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Levine is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Walker sees patients in Lexington, MA, Waltham, MA, and Boston, MA. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Walker is especially interested in celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Alpha Kappa Kappa Award, Oregon Health Sciences University; Rose Award of Excellence, Oregon Health Sciences University; and ACG/Centocor IBD Abstract Award. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Walker is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
20 Hope Avenue; Suite 105
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Saul Markowitz's specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Markowitz's areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. He honors Medicaid, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Markowitz's medical residency was performed at Roger Williams Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Aubrey Katz sees patients in Waltham, MA, Boston, MA, and Leominister, MA. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Katz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a graduate of Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Katz (or staff) speaks 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)

Dr. Anne Virginia Laraia, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
22 Mill Street; Suite 310
Arlington, MA
 

Dr. Anne Laraia specializes in surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Laraia include academic dermatology, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laraia takes. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Laraia has received include Fellow of American Academy of Dermatology; Fellow of American College of Physicians; and Fellow of American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues

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Specializes in General Surgery
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Antonia Stephen is a general surgeon. In Dr. Stephen's practice, she is particularly interested in hyperparathyroidism, graves disease, and thyroid surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stephen honors. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. She trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Stephen is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

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

Dr. Kriston Ganguli is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ganguli (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and failure to thrive. Dr. Ganguli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Before performing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Ganguli attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and Mayo Medical School. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. 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 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

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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.