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Dr. Robert Kalish, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Kalish

Tufts Medical Center

800 Washington St # 599 Boston, MA 02111

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Dr. Robert Kalish, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1986 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(617) 636-5990

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kalish's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalish treats Fibromyalgia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kalish treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalish treats Arthritis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kalish treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalish treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kalish treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kalish's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • 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
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert Kalish, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1986 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

New England Med Center Hosps
Residency Hospital
1992
New Eng Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
Medical School
1992
1986

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • English

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kalish

3.9

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Dr. Kalish has never diagnosed me or provided the treatment that I desperately needed. He has much more interest in his students which he should do full time rather then being a part time treating doctor. I wanted to be switched to another rheumotologist and Dr. Kalish prevented that though he was doing nothing for me. I have been forced to go elsewhere and was diagnosed with two serious illnesses which Dr. Kalish failed to do due because he did not pay attention to what needed to be done.
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Dr. Kalish failed to evaluate or recognize autonomic dysfunction related to Lyme disease. Essentially walked out of the office without insights or recommendations to better understand my multiple-systemic failures. It is 2 years later and I am in deep trouble based on PET scans, nerve biopsies and orthostatic blood pressure testing. To descibe himself as Lyme expert is just not my experience.
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Dr. Kalish is amazing! He listens to my issues and discusses all the treatment options available. If I'm not happy with a particular method of treatment he is very receptive to other options. I find him and his staff very easy to communicate with.
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Dr. Kalish was phenomenal. He spent so much time going over my symptoms and was very sympathetic about the issues that I had been having. The world needs more doctors like him!
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