Dr. Edward Fels, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 48

Dr. Edward Fels, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Portland, ME. Dr. Fels has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases, and Arthritis & Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Maine Medical Center and Mainegeneral Medical Center. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fels to book an appointment.

Dr. Fels

Rheumatology Associates

51 Sewall St Portland, ME 04102
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Fels

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Fels treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Fels treats other conditions, please contact the office at (207) 774-5761.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Fels is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Screening
Osteopenia
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High
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Very High
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Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases

Rheumatologic muscular disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyalgia rheumatica, and polymyositis in which the immune system attacks healthy cells and causes muscle pain, stiffness or weakness.Compare with other Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases specialists.

Dr. Fels is experienced in the area of Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dermatomyositis
Polymyositis
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High
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Very High
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Fels is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
Still's Disease
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Fels' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(207) 774-5761

Dr. Fels accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England, Blue New England-ME HMO
Balanced Blue Choice-ME PPO
Balanced Pathway-ME HMO
Blue Choice Chamber-ME PPO
Blue Choice-ME PPO
BlueChoice-ME PPO
Bronze (HMO Maine) POS
Bronze (Pathway Enhanced)-ME HMO
Bronze (Pathway)-ME POS
Bronze Blue Choice Chamber w/HSA-ME PPO Plus
Bronze Blue Choice w/HSA-ME PPO Plus
Bronze Blue Choice-ME PPO
Bronze Maine HMO
Bronze Maine Plus w/HSA HMO
Bronze Pathway Plus w/HSA-ME HMO
Bronze Pathway-ME HMO
Bronze w/HSA (HMO Maine) POS
Bronze w/HSA (Pathway Enhanced)-ME HMO
Bronze w/HSA (Pathway)-ME POS
Bronze X (Off Exchange)-ME HMO
Bronze X (Off Exchange)-ME POS
Bronze X (Pathway X Enhanced Network)-ME HMO
Bronze X (Pathway X Network)-ME POS
Bronze X w/ HSA (Off Exchange)-ME POS
Bronze X w/HSA (Off Exchange)-ME HMO
Bronze X w/HSA (Pathway X Enhanced Network)-ME HMO
Bronze X w/HSA (Pathway X Network)-ME POS
Catastrophic (Pathway Enhanced)-ME HMO
Catastrophic (Pathway)-ME POS
Catastrophic X (Off Exchange)-ME HMO
Catastrophic X (Off Exchange)-ME POS
Catastrophic X (Pathway X Enhanced Network)-ME HMO
Catastrophic X (Pathway X Network)-ME POS
Choice-ME HMO
Gold (HMO Maine) POS
Gold (Pathway Enhanced Network)-ME HMO
Gold (Pathway Network)-ME POS
Gold Blue Choice Chamber-ME PPO Plus
Gold Blue Choice-ME PPO
Gold Maine HMO
Gold Pathway-ME HMO
Gold X (Off Exchange)-ME HMO
Gold X (Off Exchange)-ME POS
Gold X (Pathway X Enhanced Network)-ME HMO
Gold X (Pathway X Network)-ME POS
HMO Maine-ME POS
Lumenos Group Plans-ME
Maine HMO
Maine Tiered Options Chamber-ME HMO
Maine Tiered Options-ME HMO
MaineHealth Healthy HMO
MaineHealth Healthy Saver
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Chamber-ME HMO
Pathway Enhanced Network-ME HMO
Pathway Enhanced-ME
Pathway Network-ME POS
Pathway X Enhanced Network-ME HMO
Pathway X Enhanced-ME
Pathway X Enhanced/Ind Guided Access ME
Pathway X Network-ME POS
Pathway X-ME
Pathway-ME
Pathway-ME HMO
Platinum Blue Choice-ME PPO
Platinum Pathway-ME HMO
Silver (HMO Maine) POS
Silver (Pathway Enhanced Network)-ME HMO
Silver (Pathway Network)-ME POS
Silver Blue Choice Chamber-ME PPO Plus
Silver Blue Choice w/HSA-ME PPO Plus
Silver Blue Choice-ME PPO
Silver Maine HMO
Silver Maine Plus HMO
Silver Pathway Chamber Plus w/H.S.A-ME HMO
Silver Pathway Chamber Plus-ME HMO
Silver Pathway Plus w/HSA-ME HMO
Silver Pathway-ME HMO
Silver w/HSA (HMO Maine ) POS
Silver X (Off Exchange)-ME HMO
Silver X (Off Exchange)-ME POS
Silver X (Pathway X Enhanced Network)-ME HMO
Silver X (Pathway X Network)-ME POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Fels' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fels

4.3

Based on 22 ratings

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Felt not listened to, ignored, spoken over and not helped. The way he spoke over me with no regard for what I was saying or expressing about my pain was incredibly unprofessional. I would rather live with chronic pain then ever see such an unpleasant person again. I shouldn’t feel the need to fight to be heard and understood.
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Nov 21, 2021
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I wouldn't trust this man with a burnt match. Terrible!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
1 person found this helpful
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Duncan MacFadyen – Oct 03, 2020
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He listens, takes his time, and does what he can to help. I have been a patient for over 10yrs. He is my savior!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Arnold Maietta – Aug 12, 2020
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First, I had to randomly choose of the docs in the practice which is a bit unfair, but I've never had a visit here though my PCP has sent a referral and records THREE TIMES. When I call the office, they NEVER answer and rarely call back. They obviously don't need new patients but don't even bother to let you know that. I would rather drive to Brunswick then keep waiting for anyone at this office to actually response. Incredibly RUDE.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 26, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Fels has been a Godsend. I’ve spend years suffering and transferring from physician to physician until I was referred by a family member. I would recommend anyone who is looking for a compassionate professional who knows exactly how to treat, listen, and care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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S.J. Klavit. – Apr 07, 2020
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Worst office ! He’s only MD in state of Maine to treat pedi patients he sees so many he has no idea will say call when symptomatic but won’t return call for days. Would recommend driving out if state
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 30, 2019
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Terrible
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 30, 2019
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Dr. Fels is fantastic I take my son to him and he goes above and beyond. He answers all my questions and talks with my son and explains things so he can understand what's going on. I recommend him to everyone!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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TG in Lisbon Maine – Sep 07, 2017
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He's been my physician for 6 years. Love him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Sandra in Saco, ME – Aug 29, 2017
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This Dr is great, I would be scared to have anyone else treat me as I have a rare chronic illness. I was diagnosed by him on my first visit after years of misdiagnosis. My diseases was later confirmed by biopsy,
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
18 people found this helpful
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D Bolling in Cape Elizabeth, ME – Jan 08, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Edward Fels, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Portland, ME. Dr. Fels has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases,...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Pediatrics

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Edward Fels, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Fels has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Does Dr. Edward Fels, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Edward Fels, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fels frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases, and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Fels specializes.

Where is Dr. Edward Fels, MD's office located?

Dr. Fels' office is located at 51 Sewall St, Portland, ME 04102. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Edward Fels, MD speak?

Dr. Fels speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Rheumatology Associates51 Sewall St Portland, ME 04102
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16 Hospital Dr Ste A York, ME 03909
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Fels is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Maine Medical Center

Portland, ME

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Mainegeneral Medical Center

Augusta, ME

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Northern Light Mercy Hospital

Portland, ME

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Southern Maine Health Care

Biddeford, ME

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

York Hospital

York, ME

85% Patient Experience Rating, 16% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)