Dr. Alwyn Rapose, MD

Dr. Alwyn Rapose, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
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Dr. Alwyn Rapose, MD is an infectious disease specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Nair Hospital in 1993 and specializes in infectious disease medicine.Read his story

123 Summer St # 220

Worcester, MA 01608

Contact Information

(508) 368-3122

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Medicaid
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Dr. Rapose's Experience

Dr. Rapose's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Board certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Rapose's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rapose "Originally from India, Dr. Alwyn Rapose now enjoys practicing medicine in Massachusetts. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester and liked the experience so much that he stayed on board for another year as Chief Resident. He then completed his Infectious Disease fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Dr. Rapose felt that Reliant Medical Group was a good fit and a great place to start his career as an Infectious Disease specialist. "I had worked with Reliant Medical Group physicians when I was a resident. That is the reason I came back to this area – I knew I would be working with people that I really respect and could learn from," he explains. Dr. Rapose originally studied engineering in college, but began to feel strongly that becoming a doctor is what he was destined for. "God wanted me to become a doctor. I think He put that desire in my heart, and then helped me to make that choice. It's been a great experience." Infectious Disease is a specialty that Dr. Rapose is familiar with, it's the closest field to what he had been trained for in India. "Infectious Disease is a sub-specialty of medicine, but you feel like an internist at the same time. In this field you have to think like a specialist and an internist. You have to be a good, all-around physician. That's why I enjoy it so much." Dr. Rapose tries to reassure his patients and give them faith that they will recover. He believes that it's important to treat not only peoples' illnesses, but their mental and spiritual health as well. "I am willing to share my Raposeal experiences if it helps people achieve a positive attitude. When they are suffering, I think a positive attitude helps them recover faster." One of the biggest challenges that Infectious Disease physicians face today are the "super-bacteria" that are highly resistant to many of the medications available. "Fortunately, we are developing new antibiotics and new ways of treating these patients. These organisms are difficult to treat, but we are taking up the challenge and beating them." Patients that Dr. Rapose treats include those with HIV infection, as well as severe pneumonia cases and meningitis. He often deals with illnesses related to extended hospital stays, organ transplants or infections following surgery. In his spare time, Dr. Rapose loves to get out and meet people and spend time with family and friends. He also plays the guitar and is part of his church's music choir. Dr. Rapose enjoys traveling and has visited many places during his time in the United States, including Puerto Rico, Texas and California."


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  • Infectious Disease Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Nair Hospital
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • St Vincent Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • St Vincent Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Texas Med Br
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rapose has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rapose's Reviews

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Dr. Rapose's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Shrewsbury, MA
This is a terrific doc. I arrived at the office with a terrible attitude. I'm going on a mission trip to Guatemala, home base for nasty diseases. I had a list of the vaccines I needed from the mission organizers. I disputed the need for the administrative fee, especially after I heard there was an...more
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in Worcester, MA
Dr. Rapose is terrific with patients, warm, smart, friendly and really takes the time to discuss and ask questions. He is a rare find these days!
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