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 is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. In his practice, Dr. Robbins focuses on osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robbins takes. He is accepting new patients. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Robbins 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.

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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 area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Libbey has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Libbey include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and amyloidosis. Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Libbey accepts. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Libbey performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Her distinctions include: Associate Clinical Prof Of Medicine Boston Univ; Nh Representative To Amer Coll Rheum Council On; and Rheumatologic Care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and VA Boston Healthcare System. She is open to 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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Boston, MA, Lexington, MA, and Brockton, MA. Dr. Verhave's areas of clinical interest consist of celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. He is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Boston. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Verhave's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Biller is a pediatric gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Biller is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Biller's clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health System, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Biller takes. Dr. Biller welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Biller trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Biller has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. Chaitanya Mudgal is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Mudgal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Mandarin, and Arabic. His areas of expertise include the following: dislocation, cubital tunnel syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Mudgal is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at L.T. Municipal Medical College and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mudgal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Dr G.M. Phadke Prize, Pharmacology; Dr G.M. Phadke Prize, Surgery; and Dr Menino D'Souza Prize, Best All Around Graduate. He 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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of inflammatory bowel disease, rett syndrome, and celiac disease. Dr. Bern is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Dr. Bern attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Bern is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She has an open panel.

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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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Peabody, MA. She is especially interested in celiac disease. Dr. Weir's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weir's office for an appointment. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Hamed Khalili's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Persian. Dr. Khalili has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Bedford VA Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Khalili performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received distinctions including UCB Inflammatory Bowel Disease Award; Ccfa; and ACG international Grant. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khalili's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

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

Dr. George Cohen's specialty is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include the following: fibromyalgia, lupus, and polymyositis. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Cohen performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, Sjogren's syndrome

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

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

Dr. Aubrey Katz is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Waltham, MA, Boston, MA, and Leominister, MA. Before performing his residency at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Dr. Katz attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school. He is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. Dr. Katz is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz takes. In addition to English, Dr. Katz (or staff) speaks Afrikaans and Dutch. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, 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. Her areas of clinical interest consist of adrenal tumor, hyperparathyroidism, and graves disease. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Stephen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stephen attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Stephen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Graves disease

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

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

Dr. Kriston Ganguli specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. She has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and failure to thrive. Dr. Ganguli's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Ganguli attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and Mayo Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Ganguli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Sarah Kadzielski's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and medical education. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kadzielski graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Kadzielski honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident, Pediatrics. 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)

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). 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. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Mark speaks German. His professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Beverly Hospital, and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Son include kawasaki disease and rheumatoid arthritis. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. She studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital Boston. She has received the following distinctions: 2005-Sidney Farber House Staff Award.; 2001-New England Pediatric Society's Pediatric; and Prize.. Dr. Son (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Son is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. 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. Ms. Tully is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. She honors Medicare insurance.

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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.
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