Dr. Laura Tarter, MD

RheumatologyFemaleAge 42

Dr. Laura Tarter, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tarter has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Harvard Medical School medical school in 2005. She is affiliated with Brigham And Women's Hospital. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tarter to book an appointment.

Dr. Tarter

Brigham and Women's Hospital - Hale Building for Transformative Medicine

60 Fenwood Rd Boston, MA 02115
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Tarter

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Tarter treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Tarter treats other conditions, please contact the office at (617) 732-5500.

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.

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Osteoporosis
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Frequency
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Dr. Tarter's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • 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
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • 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
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis

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(617) 732-5500

Dr. Tarter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Tarter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tarter

4.0

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
75%
(18)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
20.833333333333332%
(5)
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What went well
  • Office environment (21)
  • Appointment scheduling (20)
  • Staff friendliness (19)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (6)
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
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Some of the worst care I have ever received. I was referred to see a rheumatologist due to a list of severe symptoms that have left me in distress for the past 6 months. The intake appointment took over a month to schedule, and the actual intake appointment lasted ONLY 7 MINUTES. I have never felt less cared for by a professional doctor ever in my life. Symptoms have only worsened and the follow-up appointment lasted a mere 5 minutes. Go elsewhere! AVOID!
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Boston – Oct 13, 2017
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I was Dr Tarter's 1st morning appt. She was 45 minutes late. They told me after asking that she was reviewing my file when she came in she knew little about me. She could have had the decency to say she was stuck in traffic or her kid was sick whatever. I received my medical records months later to find out she was to send a message to me stating i had abnormal blood test results, which she never reported to me. I was not allowed to change doctors even though she had lied to me.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Marlene in Clovis, CA – Apr 21, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Laura Tarter, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tarter has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

2005
Harvard Medical School
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Laura Tarter, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Does Dr. Laura Tarter, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Laura Tarter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tarter frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening. See all practice areas where Dr. Tarter specializes.

Where is Dr. Laura Tarter, MD's office located?

Dr. Tarter's office is located at 60 Fenwood Rd, Boston, MA 02115. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Brigham and Women's Hospital - Hale Building for Transformative Medicine60 Fenwood Rd Boston, MA 02115
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Brigham Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center850 Boylston St Ste 130 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Brigham And Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

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

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)