Rheumatologist Dr. Peter Blier joins Baystate Children's Hospital

Dr. Peter Blier
SPRINGFIELD Pediatric rheumatologist Dr. Peter Blier has joined the Department of Pediatrics at Baystate Children's Hospital where he will bring his expertise in the care for children with a variety of rheumatologic problems including juvenile idiopathic arthritis and lupus.

Dr. Blier earned his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., and completed his residency in pediatrics at Boston City Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at Yale University School of Medicine.

He was previously a pediatrician at RiverBend Medical Group in Chicopee and from 1992-1996 served as a principal scientist at the Department of Immunological Diseases at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in Ridgefield, Conn.

Active in the community, Dr. Blier is also medical consultant for the Amherst Montessori School.

Dr. Blier, who is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and abstracts, is a member of several professional organizations including the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Group and Massachusetts Medical Society, as well as a follow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Rheumatology.

Dr. Blier sees patients at Baystate General Pediatrics a Baystate Children's Hospital Practice located at 3300 Main St. in Springfield. He is part of Baystate Health's board certified team of pediatricians, many of whom are nationally recognized for their expertise in patient care, clinical research and medical education. They provide primary care and hospital coverage to patients throughout Western New England and serve on the faculty of Tufts University School of Medicine's western campus at Baystate Medical Center.

Dr. Blier is currently accepting new patients on a referral basis and welcomes physician calls for consultations and second opinions. Most insurance plans are accepted.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 794-0817.

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