- 750 Washington St, Boston, MA
- 2.3 average rating
- 2 specialties
- 3 affiliated hospitals
- 10 insurance providers
- 3 awards
- 2 schools
- 53 minutes avg wait time
- 2 are board certified
- 1 is rated on Vitals.com
- 2 are male
- 2 specialties
- 10 health insurance companies
- 2.3 average overall rating
3 affiliated awards
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Massachusetts
- BCBS Blue Card
Doctors in Pratt Associates
- Dr. Richard Kopelman MD Internal Medicine Boston, MA
- Dr. Alexander White MD, MBBS Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Critical Care Medicine Cambridge, MA
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
Pratt Associates is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Cambridge Hospital Cambridge, MA 02139
- Carney Hospital Dorchester Center, MA 02124
- Tufts Medical Center Boston, MA 02111
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- Duke University School Of Medicine
- Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland
Information About Group Practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.