Dr. Robert Sands, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 69

Dr. Robert Sands, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Lynn, MA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sands has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Brigham And Women's Hospital and North Shore Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sands to book an appointment.

Dr. Sands

North Shore Women's Center

480 Lynnfield St Ste 2 Lynn, MA 01904
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sands

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sands treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sands treats other conditions, please contact the office at (781) 593-3400.

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

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Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
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High
Frequency
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. Sands is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Sands
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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis
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High
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Dr. Sands' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Bursitis
  • 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
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(781) 593-3400

Dr. Sands accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
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
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Sands' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sands

4.5

Based on 8 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (7)
  • Explained conditions well (7)
  • Listened & answered questions (7)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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I have known him for years. He is very on top of all aspects of your healthcare and is excellent with follow up. Spends a lot if time with you and answers all your questions!!
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
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MA – Oct 10, 2018
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Dr Sands is a extremely knowledgeable as well as caring doctor. He goes out of his way to check up and keep you informed and follow up with you. I highly recommend him.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert Sands, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Lynn, MA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sands has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1984
Brigham/Beth Israel Hosps
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Tufts New England Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1979
Georgetown University
Internship Hospital
1978
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Robert Sands, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Robert Sands, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Robert Sands, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sands frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Sands specializes.

Where is Dr. Robert Sands, MD's office located?

Dr. Sands' office is located at 480 Lynnfield St Ste 2, Lynn, MA 01904. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

North Shore Women's Center480 Lynnfield St Ste 2 Lynn, MA 01904
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Hvma-braintree111 Grossman Dr Braintree, MA 02184
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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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™ (2019)

North Shore Medical Center

Salem, MA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

South Shore Hospital

South Weymouth, MA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

Winchester Hospital

Winchester, MA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)