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Allen Caruthers Steere, MD

  • Director of Translational Research in Rheumatology


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Dr. Allen Steere is known nationally and internationally for his expertise in the care of Lyme disease patients. He has been recognized as one of the "best doctors in Boston and in Americ" for many years.




Clinical Interests
  • Lyme disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
Medical Education
  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency, St. Luke's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Dr. Steere is a medical researcher and physician who is internationally recognized for his studies of Lyme disease. Dr. Steeres training was at Columbia University in New York. In 1976, while a post-doctoral fellow at Yale, he and his colleagues described Lyme arthritis. During his faculty period at Yale and subsequently at Tufts, he detailed the clinical features of Lyme disease, identified the spirochetal etiology of the infection in human patients, developed serologic, culture and PCR tests for diagnosis, conducted antibiotic trials, and was principal investigator of the SmithKline Beecham Phase III Lyme disease vaccine trial. Dr. Steere currently serves as Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Translational Research in Rheumatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he studies Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Rheumatology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-1527
Fax: 617-726-1544

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