About Dr. Joseph F Audette

Dr. Joseph F Audette, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Boston, MA, with another office in Medford, MA. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Audette has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

19 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joseph F Audette is Poor. Dr. Joseph F Audette has been rated by 19 patients. From those 19 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joseph F Audette is 2.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

ATRIUS HEALTH KENMORE HARVARD VANGUARD

133 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 421-8817

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SPAULDING OUTPATIENT CENTER

101 Main St Ste 101
Medford, MA 02155
(781) 391-7518

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Specialties

Dr. Joseph F Audette has the following 2 specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the rehabilitation and physiological treatment of patients with an illness or injury that affects movement.<br>These specialists have extensive knowledge of the nerves, muscles, bone, and brain. Physiatrists are also experts in pain medication.
    Some common conditions that physiatrists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, neurological and spinal disorders and injuries, chronic pain disorders, like fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal issues, like broken bones and torn muscles.
    These physicians also often coordinate a team of other specialists in order to maximize the patient's recovery, such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, neurologists, orthopedists, and counselors.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Joseph F Audette has the following 4 expertise

  • Acute Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Lower Back Pain

Board Certifications

Dr. Joseph F Audette is Board Certified in 1 specialty

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

Reviews

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Tried to render my pain hysterical in nature

Saw Audette some years ago for Fibromyalgia. Tried to suggested that my pain was due to depression - duh! Chronic pain is depressing! My psychiatrist had to call him three times before this most arrogant doctor took his call; my psychiatrist's argument was simple and to the point: a) I had been depressed for some time with no pain; 2) this pain was clearly not due to depression; 3) do something! Interventions were minimal and ineffective. Gee, I thought neurasthenia as an explanation, especially for women in pain went out sometime in the 20th century. Get real, take a course in the history of women's medicine.

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One Star

Completely inaccurate diagnosis and wrong treatment left me in delibating pain. Spent little time with me during initial evaluation and thought this was in my head. Went to another health center, got accurate diagnosis, and appropriate PT treatments that helped resolve a lot of my pain.

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I saw Dr. Audette for a disabling back and pelvis condition from a leg length discrepancy making it difficult to walk. He had me do PT, OT, acupuncture, and sent me to a psychiatrist. I found for myself that he doesn't have the skills to assess muscularskeletal system injuries and biomechanics, and he then BLAMED me because his poor evaluation and subsequent wrong treatments made me incredibly worse. He and his staff will blame you if anything goes wrong. However, a good doctor will instead think about why something isn't working and think about what else can be done or say I don't know what's going on. Dr. Audette is insecure and is an advocate for himself and not the patient at all. I fortunately found other caring practicioners that understood structure and functional injuries and biomechanics. Two wonderful people I found was a PT that specializes in Scroth method and another PT that specializes in graston work that removes scar / fibrous tissues that results from injuries - I am now doing incredibly better and am back to skiing and hiking.

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Poor bedside manner

I seen Dr. Audette for the first time for disabling back condition, and he suggested that I see a psychiatrist and recommended that I be put on psych meds and stated he will not treat me unless I stay under the care of a psychiatrist through his office. I never did see his psychiatrist, nor did I take any psych meds he prescribed, and mind you I am disable from a degenerative disc disease, and have been on strong meds for pain from my out of state doctor. I had an appointment schedule with Dr. Audette a few months back and could not keep the appointment because my legs had given out on me, and when I called to cancel his reception said they can not reschedule and that I could not be seen in that department because Dr. Audette left a note in the computer stating that. I have since decided to receive care in another health practice in which I am use to getting the quality care without crazy recommendation's from doctors at Harvard Vanguard.

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Spend your time elsewhere

What a waste, especially for people in pain, where time is of the essence because you know that every passing day without treatment is another day in pain. Basically, Joseph Audette runs you around in circles. He takes little action and when he does, its very conservative. I had spinal injections and he said to come back as soon as possible. Every appointment is at least 3-4 weeks away. When I came back weeks later, he said that he didn't think the injections would have done anything. He told me to go to a specific physical therapist, I checked her schedule and it did not work with mine. I called the office and asked what to do. A nurse said she would ask Audette and he told her I could go to any PT. I went to a different Physical Therapist for 4 weeks and THEN he told me it would be a waste of time and to stop going. And on and on the story goes. The office staff is awful, you can never get an appointment, and when you do, nothing happens. Dr. Audette went to Tufts & Harvard, seems compassionate, but in the end, he took no action and left me with no option but to seek treatment elsewhere. Compassion isn't necessarily real. Seeing him of the most stressful experiences I have had in terms of healthcare.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

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  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1991

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joseph F Audette accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Preferred Blue Network - NH
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    • Tufts PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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