We found 8 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Medicare near Braintree, MA.

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Dr. Randi G Pleskow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
541 Main Street; The Stetson Building
Weymouth, MA

Dr. Randi Pleskow works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. In Dr. Pleskow's practice, Dr. Pleskow focuses on inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease. Dr. Pleskow is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Pleskow attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pleskow at an average of 0.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pleskow honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Pleskow has received professional recognition including the following: Board Certification In Pediatric Gastroenterology. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pleskow's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Stephen V Tang, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
111 Grossman Drive
Braintree, MA

Dr. Stephen Tang's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Mount Auburn Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include psoriasis and laser treatment. Dr. Tang's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: HCHP Medical Specialties Diamond Awards; ABCD Community Heroes Honoree South Cove Community Health Center Humanitarian Award; and HCHP Copley Center Community Service Award. Dr. Tang is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Braintree, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Tang is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Laser Treatment

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
340 Wood Road; Suite 204
Braintree, MA

Dr. Aeri Moon practices pediatric gastroenterology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Moon attended The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and eosinophilic esophagitis (eoE). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She has received the distinction of Castle Connolly. In addition to English, she speaks Korean. Dr. Moon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Moon is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Constipation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Daniel S Mishkin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
500 Congress Street; 3rd Floor
Quincy, MA

Dr. Daniel Mishkin specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Quincy, MA and Weymouth, MA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mishkin honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Jewish General Hospital, Dr. Mishkin attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mishkin's distinctions include: Staff Award 2003-Montefiore Medical Center-Barry V. Mishkin; Quebec Association of Gastroenterologists Douglas G. Kinnear Award; and 2004-Montefiore Medical Center-Outstanding House. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC), Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Milton (BID - Milton), and Granite Medical Group. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Capsule Endoscopy, Advanced Endoscopy, Crohn's Disease, Viral ... (Read more)

Dr. Elahna Paul, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
340 Wood Road; 1st Floor
Braintree, MA

Dr. Elahna Paul, who practices in Boston, MA, Braintree, MA, and Newton, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Paul has a special interest in kidney stones, lupus nephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Paul graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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. Zachary W Bohart, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
250 Pond Street
Braintree, MA

Dr. Zachary Bohart is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Boston, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Braintree, MA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bohart's areas of expertise consist of spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis (MS), and traumatic brain injury. He is professionally affiliated with South Shore Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Bohart's residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injuries, Spasticity, Stroke

Specializes in General Pediatrics
340 Wood Road; Suite 204
Braintree, MA

Dr. Sarah Kadzielski specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Braintree, MA, Boston, MA, and Lexington, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kadzielski include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and medical education. Dr. Kadzielski is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kadzielski accepts. She has received the distinction of Chief Resident, Pediatrics. Dr. Kadzielski welcomes 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. Christina Lam, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
500 Congress Street
Quincy, MA

Dr. Christina Lam is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). She attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. Dr. Lam accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. She is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Atrius Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Vasculitis

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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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