Dr. Richard Bird MD
Internal Medicine Physicians — Dorchester, MAContact Dr. Bird
Dr. Richard Bird specializes in internal medicine, preventive medicine, occupational medicine in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Details of Dr. Bird's 24 years experience as an MD, his 2 hospital affiliations and education at Boston University are available on your free doctor report.
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500 Columbia Rd
Dorchester, MA 02125
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Dr. Richard Bird identified specializing in
Internal MedicineInternal Medicine
A personal physician who provides long term, comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing both common and complex illness of adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections, and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, and digestive, respiratory and vascular systems. They are also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health, and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ear, skin, nervous system, and reproductive organs., Preventive MedicinePreventive Medicine
A preventive medicine specialist focuses on the health of individuals and defined populations in order to protect, promote and maintain health and well-being, and to prevent disease, disability and premature death. A preventive medicine physician may be a specialist in general preventive medicine, public health, occupational medicine, or aerospace medicine. This specialist works with large population groups as well as with individual patients to promote health and understand the risks of disease, injury, disability, and death, seeking to modify and eliminate these risks. and Occupational Medicine..
A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Bird is affiliated with 2 hospitals:
Boston Medical Center
1 Boston Medical Center Pl
EducationDr. Bird attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and graduated in 1989 having 24 years experience. Additional Internal Medicine training was conducted at Boston City Hospital.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
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