Dr. Katherine S. Upchurch, MD

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Specializes in Rheumatology • Female • Age 64

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Dr. Upchurch:

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Dr. Upchurch's Experience

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Dr. Upchurch's Specialties

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Hospital Quality

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Heywood Hospital
242 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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Patient Satisfaction

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    Dr. Upchurch's Experience

    Specialties

    • Rheumatology

    Board Certifications

    • Internal Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    1
    • Joint Drainage
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Steroid Injections
    • Trigger Point Injections
    2
    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
    • Arthritis
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition Disease (CPPD)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
    • Cryoglobulinemia
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dermatomyositis
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Giant Cell Arteritis
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
    • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus Erythematosus
    • Lyme Disease
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
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    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
    • Polymyositis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Raynaud's Disease
    • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scleroderma
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spondylitis
    • Still's Disease
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Vasculitis
    • Wegener's Granulomatosis
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    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Massachusetts.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    5

    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Duke University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1976

    Internship Hospital

    University Tex Health Science Center

    Residency Hospital

    University Tex Health Science Center

    Fellowship Hospital

    Massachusetts General Hospital
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Upchurch & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Upchurch's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at Heywood Hospital where Dr. Upchurch has admitting privileges:

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    • Heywood Hospital

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    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Upchurch

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Upchurch to family and friends

    9 responses
    above
    national average

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    Dr. Upchurch's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    8 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    9 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    9 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 9 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Upchurch
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    9 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    9 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    9 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    9 responses
    above
    national average

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    Is Dr. Upchurch accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

    A
    North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Inc.
    NSMHA
    301 Broadway
    Chelsea, MA 02150
    (617) 912-7900 (Office)
    (617) 887-1889 (Fax)
    B
    67 Belmont St
    Worcester, MA 01605
    (508) 334-6273 (Office)
    C
    Umass Memorial Med Ctr Rhmtlgy
    119 Belmont St
    Worcester, MA 01605
    (508) 334-6273 (Office)
    D
    Heywood Hospital Special Proced
    242 Green St
    Gardner, MA 01440
    (978) 630-6457 (Office)
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
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    Under 10 minutes
    Experience with Dr. Upchurch
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    How well provider listens and answers questions
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