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Dr. Christopher C Braga 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
- Family Planning
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I've been going to DHMC in Manchester since they opened many years ago. I've liked the convenience of having many services in one building but was never very happy with the choice of Primary Care docs. I "fired" my last doc there and took a chance and switched to Dr. Braga and couldn't be happier. Dr. Braga is friendly and engaging and doesn't talk down to you. He listens to what you have to say and will work with you to figure things out. I wish all docs were like Dr. Braga.
Dr Braga doesn't have the best bed side manner. I did not feel as though I was really being listened to. He seemed rushed and focused on just prescribing me medication. Since I only see him once a year, I would have expected him to slow down and ask how I was and if there were any issues I wanted to discuss. Instead he seemed more focused on prescription renewals and leaving. I had to bring up some of my concerns to him, namely issues with digestion. His solution was to order a test for Celiac. I had already told him I eliminated gluten from my diet so asked if there was a reason to do that. He said "probably not". He did not offer any other suggestions. I am currently looking for another primary, someone who takes time to listen, offers a level of empathy and looks at my whole body rather than just band aids to symptoms.
I have had Dr. Baraga as my primary care Dr. for 5 years. I never saw him with a severe medical issue. To put it mildly Dr. Baraga failed me. I will never see him again or refer anyone to him for the way I was terated. I went to Dartmouth medical center with severe left calf swelling and moderate pain. He suggested a full blood and urine profile I agreed. That test came back 100% perfect. Next my leg was still swollen and getting worse. The pain was umbearable, I called Dartmouth for pain relief. They said you need an ultrasound this was Saturday. I went to Elliott hospital emergency ( Got an Ultrasound) No blood clots. I went back to Dartmouth Monday saw another Dr. In Family practice at Dartmouth. He could not figure out was was wrong either. He ordered another ultrasound, found I had a 6" x1" bakers cist that popped and leaked it's bad fluid into my calf. He gave me steroids and non narcotic pain medication. I went home took my pills and the swelling went down for the 5 days I had treatment for. The day I ran out of medications my leg swelled up and the pain was severe now. I called Dr. Baraga at Dartmouth for continued treatment they refused. I spent another week on the couch because the pain was too great to do anything. The next week while still nursing the left leg my right calf blew up swollen like the right leg. I made another appointment with Dr. Baraga for the right leg. He saw me and said you have another problem we need cat scan your heart or liver is probally the problem. I pleaded with him that I believed I had another Bakers cist in the right leg. He said you want me to believe you have 2 Bakers cists and they both popped about the same time. Let me tell you something. I have nerver saw a bakers cist in my whole career never mind 2 of them. He reluctently sent me to ultrasound. It was true I had 2. I was in severe pain unable to walk. He did not even ask me how the pain was. He gave me water pills for a week. This treatment did nothing at all. I knew I was going to be in pain for 2 weeks. I was not able to walk. I called Dartmouth to tell Dr. Baraga of my problem. He did not care to even call me back. I called again the next day still in severe pain. I found that taking 4 alleve every 4 hours this would kwell the pain but I was concerned about my stomache. I called again he would not give me any pain medication just alltram which I had previously which did not help at all. Dr Baraga is the worst Dr. I ever have seen to date. He has no empathy, He doesn't care about his patients and is very arrogant. I will never see him again.
I have been experiencing intestinal fatigue, gas, bloating, anxiety and depression for a number of years, so I decided to get some blood work done. After reviewing my blood work, he informed me that everything was okay. I started asking him follow up questions, at one point attempting to pronounce the name of the microbe that Lyme Disease is named after in hopes that he could confirm it for me. He did not take well to this. He thought I was trying to educate him and proceeded to role his eyes at me and say, "Yeah, I know what it is." Sorry doc! Didn't mean to insult your ego. The rest of the appointment took a downturn as he proceeded to interrupt me at every turn. Apparently, he is only a nice guy when you don't question his treatment methods. He then recommended having me take a CT Scan. He didn't bother to inform me of the risks involved with exposure to ionizing radiation. After I began informing him of the risks (which is his job) he insisted that I can get the same level of radiation from stepping outside. Quackery! This doctor doesn't even know the difference between ionizing and non ionizing radiation! Do your own research and you will find that CT scans can deliver up to 500 TIMES the ionizing radiation of a chest x-ray, and should only be used when the benefits out-way the risks. After informing him that I prefer less invasive and more natural methods of healing, he told me that I was wasting my money and that alternative healthcare is a sham, despite the fact that naturopathic doctors attend 4 years of medical school, the first two being identical to conventional medicine. In other words, if the treatment doesn't involved a for profit, patented, synthetic prescription drug (with numerous side effects), then it cannot possibly work. This doctor is arrogant. He is a professional pill pusher much like many other conventional medical doctors. He treats symptoms, not underlying problems, and will not inform you of the risks. It is a shame that he is so quick to throw pills at people without at least considering less invasive methods of treatment such as changes in diet, etc. Yet his arrogance is merely a bi-product of the sick care industry. There is a reason why the USA has the HIGHEST (#1) instances of degenerative disease. Be your own best advocate if you are going to see any conventional medical doctor. And if you do, this is not the doctor for you. He will not take kindly to being questioned or having his profession/credentials evaluated.
I have had several ofice visits with Dr Braga and I have found that he gives detailed explanations for the treatment that he is prescribing, or as follow up to other doctors treatment (example in the hospital) I first encountered him when our primary physician was out due to illness. For one thing I was impressed by his professional appearance. It was a respect for his profession. Out doctor had to leave the practice and as my first choice i chose to stay with Dr Braga. Outher memebers of my family moved to other doctors in the D H unit. I will stay with Dr Braga as long as he contiues to be my doctor of choice.
20 Years Experience
Chicago Medical School At Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine & Science
Graduated in 1998
Dr. Christopher C Braga 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
- First Health PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim ElevateHealth HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network 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 & DirectionsDartmouth Hitchcock Manchester, 100 Hitchcock Way, Manchester, NH
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