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Dr. Brian R Irwin has the following 1 specialty
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
- Family Planning
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I had been seeing Dr. Irwin for quite some time and had felt that I was in good hands. I have medical professionals in my family who also thought he was treating me appropriately, although they are out of state. However, upon telling him of severe pain symptoms and increasing limitations with ongoing clinical symptoms which I carefully documented, he raised his voice to me on several visits and told me my issues were in my head. Knowing that all of us may have a bad day, I made the difficult decision to move on after 3 attempts, as I was clearly in very difficult circumstances. I am very grateful I did, I ended up finding a caring and compassionate doctor and one that if they did not know how to help me, referred me to the appropriate specialist who could. And, even though malpractice rates have risen for those doctors who manage pain and they are dealing with tighter FDEA regulations, this doctor was upfront and compassionate regarding my chronic pain. I was diagnosed with two herniated disks, nerve compression and nerve damage, a kidney stone which was stuck in my ureter, which required surgery, one remaining in my kidney and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Of additional note, he cannot seem to keep a qualified nurse in his office. Although we all have a starting point in life, if one does not know the answer to a question, one should ask the available medical staff. Last, but not least, I was truly saddened to see the state of my medical records which were drastically altered. Although I am not litigious, it was alarming to say the least. I was thankful that I had kept ongoing records for personal reasons and did not have to start all over again. It is my earnest hope and prayer that Dr. Irwin will return to man and professional he once use to be.
I have been going to The wonderful Dr. Irwin for almost 3 years now. I have more then 1 chronic illness, they are confusing for me & downright scarey at times, but dr. Irwin always does everything in his powers to help me. I always leave his office feel better, even if it is just the security of knowing he is helping me with this new issue. He always makes me feel like I am part of his family. He is very warm, kind & it shows that he truly cares about me & my health. I have to agree with another comment that was posted here, If Dr. Irwin was to ever leave his current office I would follow.
One of the best offices I've ever been in. They don't make you feel like a heard of cattle waiting to be fed. The staff is amazing! I bring both of my children to Dr. Irwin and they love him. He is kind, gentle, caring and really explains why he makes certain decisions then asks if you agree or have any questions. This is the only Dr. office I have ever been to that truly make you part of the decision making process. I'm so impressed with Dr. Irwin and the quality of care, that if he were to leave Tamworth Family Medicine, I would be inclined to switch offices to continue having him see my children. I would not hesitate recommending him, in fact I have several times
Even though I went to Dr Irwin after 3 visits to the Memorial Hospital for acute back pain, I feel that he treated me like I was some kind of addict because of the severe pain that I had and needed some pain meds for the pain because it was going to take at least a month to see an orthopedic doctor in the area......it seems to me that because of my problem that he should have been able to get me in asap....Would not recommend him to anyone and if asked I would give my opinion....especially since I had already been to the emergency room 3 times.
Dr. Irwin is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
17 Years Experience
Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
Graduated in 2001
Dr. Brian R Irwin accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Pathway X Enhanced Ind Direct Access NH
- Anthem Preferred Blue Network - NH
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Tufts Health Plan
- Tufts Granite Advantage EPO, PPO and Saver
- Tufts Granite Premier Choice EPO and PPO
- Tufts PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsTamworth Family Medical, 577 White Mountain Hwy, Tamworth, NH
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