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About Dr. Wayne A Schweitzer

Dr. Wayne A Schweitzer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Florence, MA, with another office in Northampton, MA. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Schweitzer has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

32 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Wayne A Schweitzer is Good. Dr. Wayne A Schweitzer has been rated by 32 patients. From those 32 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Wayne A Schweitzer is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Northampton Internal Medicine

190 Nonotuck St Ste 105
Florence, MA 01062
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Cooley Dickinson Rheumatology

22 Atwood Dr Ste 201
Northampton, MA 01060
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Specialties

Dr. Wayne A Schweitzer has the following 2 specialties

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • Internal Medicine

    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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Wayne A Schweitzer has the following 9 expertise

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Gout
  • Tendinitis
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis

Dr. Wayne A Schweitzer has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Wayne A Schweitzer is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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Five Stars

compassionate and qualified

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One Star

Dr. Schweitzer is one of the worst physicians I have ever encountered. He is uncommunicative and does not follow up on treatment or patient results. I would not recommend him to anyone!

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No compassion

Despite my osteoarthritis getting more severe and painful, he will not increase pain meds, even a little bit as requested. Before you jump to conclusions and think i am a druggie, i have been on the same amount of pain meds for the last 5 years. For the last 5 years, i have developed arthritis in 3 areas of the neck, 3 more area in the lower back, in 1 foot, 1 elbow, and the front & back of one shoulder. I also have several other diseases & conditions that cause pain. He has put me on a couple other meds including a anti-seizure med that snowed me and another med that sent me to the hospital that almost caused me to die. He had zero sympathy to me almost dying! I understand that their is a heroin and opioid crisis, but with all the test results, it shows i have increased and severe arthritis. I get easily get more than 12 cortisone shots a year which only take off the edge and not eliminate the pain. I just want a small increase of pain meds. I am spending say too much time lying in bed which is the worse thing someone with arthritis can do, but if i lie still in bed, the pain is less. With the increased pain i have, everything is a struggle and i do much less. Dr Schweitzer does not care i am suffering like a dog. His personality is cold; it's an effort for him to say "hello". He barely speaks to you and quickly zips out of the room. Like other's said, at times he spends only 2 minutes with you. My insurance company gets charged anywhere from $500 to almost $800 a visit, yet i only get 2 minutes of his time instead of the 15 minutes it's suppose to be. He think he's God and does play God with my life and others. I know 4 of his other patients and they say the same thing, he makes them feel like a burden, is rude, spends minimum time with you, lacks sympathy and compassion. Go elsewhere for another doctor, i am seeking a new doctor because i am sick of being treated like dirt!

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Hope

I've seen Dr. Schweitzer regularly for a rare genetic disorder that has gifted me with webbed hands and feet. Though I can swim faster than a Latino sperm cell, my ability to navigate dry land is downright awful. I used to live in constant pain and required round the clock care. Before I saw Dr. Schweitzer, I felt hopeless. I tried to live life as normal as I could. I waxed and buffed my walker and even treated it to a new set of tennis balls before I went to the bar one night. I opened the bar door with my derriere and spun my walker around like a Ferrari in a high speed chase. I parked my unit right next to the homeliest looking thing I could find (I have a hard time with rejection). She looked at me. My heart swelled up so big. So did my adult diaper. I didn't know what to say so I panicked and asked her if I could be her crip tonight. She didn't laugh. She stood up and started to walk away. I knew she was playing hard to get, so I fanned out my hand like a male peacock does when he sees his bird babe and I smacked her booty as hard as I could. My hand was so sore, I couldn't wait for her to come back. I went straight to my Doctor who referred me to Dr. Schweitzer. After my first visit I was a new person. I grew taller, stronger, and became irresistibly handsome overnight. Not as handsome as Dr. Schweitzer, understandably, since he is a god among humans. I cannot thank that man enough.

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No Sensitivity

I was absolutely apalled by this man's lack of sensitivity when I saw him for a cortisone injection into my hip. Schweitzer said "okay, turn over"-- I was not offered ANY privacy drapery AT ALL. Indeed, I had to ASK HIM FOR IT. I felt like a piece of flesh. Assembly line medicine is not for me. This man should be ashamed to call himself "Dr.".

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • Albany Medical College

    Graduated in 1982

  • Massachusetts General Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Wayne A Schweitzer accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue Select
    • 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
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
    • Connecticare Passage
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    • Tufts Granite Advantage EPO, PPO and Saver
    • Tufts PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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