Dr. Laura Tarter, MD

RheumatologyFemaleAge 44

Rheumatology

Dr. Laura Tarter, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tarter has extensive experience in Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. She graduated from Harvard University / School Of Medicine in 2005. She is affiliated with medical facilities Brigham And Women's Faulkner Hospital and Brigham And Women's Hospital. Her office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Laura Tarter, MD

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

60 Fenwood Rd Boston, MA 02115
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Tarter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tarter

4.0

Based on 24 ratings

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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
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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
No results
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
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Marlene in Clovis, CA – Apr 21, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Laura Tarter, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tarter has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

2005
Harvard University / School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Dr. Tarter specializes in Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Laura Tarter, MD treat?

Dr. Tarter frequently treats the following conditions: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot, and Osteoarthritis of Shoulder. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Laura Tarter, MD's office address?

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

Is Dr. Laura Tarter, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Tarter provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Laura Tarter, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Laura Tarter, MD is affiliated with Brigham And Women's Faulkner Hospital and Brigham And Women's Hospital.

Is Dr. Laura Tarter, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Laura Tarter, MD holds board certifications in Rheumatology.

How much experience does Dr. Laura Tarter, MD have?

Dr. Tarter has over 17 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Laura Tarter, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4/5 for Dr. Laura Tarter, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Experience and Background Checks

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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 Screening
Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
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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. Tarter is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis
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Check Dr. Tarter's experience treating your condition or procedure

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
  • 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 and Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
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
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Locations

Practice

Brigham and Women's Hospital - Hale Building for Transformative Medicine60 Fenwood Rd Boston, MA 02115
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    • Fri: 7:00am - 6:00pm
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850 Boylston St Fl 1 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Brigham and Women's Hospital75 Francis St Boston, MA 02115
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Brigham And Women's Faulkner Hospital

Boston, MA

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Brigham And Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

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