Dr. Micha Abeles, MD

Dr. Micha Abeles, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 72
(19)
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Dr. Micha Abeles, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Meriden, CT. He is 72 years old and has been practicing for 46 years. Read his story

816 Broad St Ste 14

Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Information

(203) 235-6402

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • 7 More

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Arthritis
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more than 99% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Bursitis
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Abeles' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Abeles "Micha Abeles is a well-known rheumatologist based in Meriden, Connecticut. He is a highly experienced medical professional -- board certified in both rheumatology and internal medicine for over four decades. Micha Abeles has garnered much recognition and praise by doctors and other healthcare professionals nationwide for his groundbreaking discoveries and research into the realm of rheumatology, lupus and fibromyalgia. Micha Abeles got his start in the medical field while he was serving in the U.S. Army. During his time in the force, Micha served as a major and chief of the outpatient department at Ft. Monroe, Virginia. He received recognition and praise for his outstanding clinical skills, which eventually inspired him to pursue a career in rheumatology. After leaving the army in 1976, Micha started a fellowship at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Proving himself an effective researcher and instructor, within two years Micha Abeles had been made an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology. Alongside his work as a faculty member, Micha Abeles coordinated the John Dempsey Hospital clinical clerkship program and worked as the chief of the Burgdorf Rheumatology Clinic. In 1980, he established a part-time private practice, treating patients as a rheumatologist, where he still continues his practice today. In 1986, Micha Abeles became an associate professor of medicine, and was named associate director of the University of Connecticut Multipurpose Arthritis Center. He researched a variety of rheumatological conditions, and performed numerous clinical trials of new treatments that lead to the development of significant medications that are still in use today. In addition to his research, Micha Abeles was associate director of an NIH funded Multipurpose Arthritis Center for 12 years, as well as director of the rheumatology clinical practice for the University of Connecticut Health Center. He became a full professor in 2010, and served as chief of the division of rheumatology from 2007 to 2016. Not only was Micha Abeles busy with his plethora of research findings and serving on editorial and advisement boards, but he was busy coaching fencing as well. Micha was an Ivy-league fencer back in his days as a Cornell student, and continued his love for fencing through coaching the fencing team at the University of Connecticut. Although Micha Abeles retired from teaching in 2016, his research papers, letters and editorials show he was a pilot in the field of rheumatology. Over his career, Micha Abeles presented over 80 abstracts in regional and national meetings, authored numerous book chapters, and has authored or co-authored over 50 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. A few of the big discoveries Micha and his co-authors made were "Dermatomyositis and Hodgkin's Disease," "Sequential Daily Relations of Sleep, Pain Intensity, and Attention to Pain Among Women with Fibromyalgia," and "Methods used by Urban Low-income Minorities to Care for Their Arthritis: A Descriptive Atudy." Currently, Micha Abeles works full-time in his own private practice. He has been voted Top Doctor in Connecticut for over two decades now, in addition to being listed as Best Doctor and Castle Connolly top doctor for several years. Micha Abeles also serves on the editorial boards of two academic journals as a respected expert in rheumatology with specialized expertise in fibromyalgia and lupus."

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
70

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Other (3/21/2017)
    Action Taken: Fine
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Connecticut

Education

  • Cornell Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1967
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Ej Meyer Meml Hospital SUNY Buf
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Buffalo General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Ej Meyer Meml Hospital SUNY Buf
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • University Conn Health Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Abeles has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Abeles has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abeles' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abeles to family and friends
3.4
based on 19 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Abeles Says:

Thank you all so much for your kind reviews. I deeply and thoroughly appreciate the time you have all taken to review your experiences with me. 

Dr. Abeles' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Seaberg |
I praise Dr. Abeles to the highest degree. He has treated me for over 25 years and I have never had a reason to complain about any of the attributes indicated in this pre-formatted appraisal. I have recommended his services to many of my relatives and friends and will continue to do so.
Farmington, CT |
Went in for severe connective tissue and joint stiffness with unknown cause. Had a prior blood SED rate of 49 Had a prior history of Lyme disease and likely bartonella infection. This doctor seemed to discount the possibility of Lyme/bartonella. Had me get more blood drawn and said they would contact me with results. It's been 5 weeks. No contact from the doctor or UCONN regarding blood work! My PCP had the blood work results faxed over to his office. SED rate went all the way up 75!
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Dr. Abeles accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
    Connecticare POS
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthyCT
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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