Dr. Robert Shmerling, MD

Dr. Robert Shmerling, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Robert Shmerling, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1983 and specializes in rheumatology.

110 Francis St Ste 4B

Boston, MA 02215

Contact Information

(617) 632-8658

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Autoimmune Diseases
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more than 96% of peers
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more than 95% of peers
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more than 92% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

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

72  Conditions Treated

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2  Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Robert Shmerling, MD
I am moving away from Boston and have to say goodbye to my rheumatologist. I will always remember his impeccable bedside manner, masterful ability to plan my treatment - several years ahead, and respectfully partnering with me in decisions about my care and my own health. How lucky of me to be one...Read More
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