Dr. Brian Ash, MD

Dr. Brian Ash, MD

Internal MedicineMale

Accepting new patients

Dr. Brian Ash, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Brighton, MA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ash to book an appointment.

Locations

SMG Brighton Internal Medicine

SMG Brighton Internal Medicine11 Nevins St Ste 505 Brighton, MA 02135
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Ash's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ash

4.0

Based on 40 ratings

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Saw him after a bout with the Flu last March amidst the outbreak of the pandemic and he was great informing about everything
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 07, 2021
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Dr. Ash is hands-down the best primary care doctor I have ever had. He is so thorough and also makes an effort to check in on mental health, which is so important. Prescriptions and refills are SOOO easy and quick with him, and if you are sick and need to be seen, he will make sure he finds a time to see his patients. HIGHLY recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 28, 2020
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I have always had a great experience with Dr. Ash himself, but I recently had a horrible experience with St. Elizabeths (where he is affiliated) and the Steward network as a whole. I was prescribed several MRIs and was told to wait for a call from the scheduling team. They were originally scheduled at one facility, and cleared out my work schedule for those dates. Morning of, I got a call from that facility telling me my doctor's office had canceled them and wanted me to get them done at a different facility. What happened after that was the most horrifyingly disorganized, unprofessional, and traumatizing scheduling process that resulted in my being screamed at for calling a phone number that I was explicitly provided via voicemail after missing an initial phone call. I was then treated rudely by the office staff who made me feel as though their miscommunication was somehow my fault. I know we're in the midst of a crisis, but this sort of experience shouldn't be acceptable.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Aug 12, 2020
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The best PCP I have ever had, very attentive, patient and just simply super pleasant to talk to and discuss any concerns. Spends reasonable amount of time and always asks about any issues you may be having and could forget if you are not asked. Always easy to book a visit, and I never had to wait longer than 5-10 minutes in a waiting room, which is a big plus for busy people.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 21, 2020
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Happily refers patitents with problems outside the common cold to other specialties (psychiatry, physical therapy, pain clinic, etc). Long wait times, rude office staff and you are just a paycheck for this doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 04, 2019
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I love Dr. Ash! He's the best PCP I have ever had. Always kind, knowledgeable, honest, and patient. Prescriptions and referrals have always been super easy and I have always felt comfortable discussing any concerns with him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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lc317 in Brighton, MA – Sep 27, 2018
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He actually ran some tests. Missed the massive fibroid I was growing and told me my bloating was "just gas". Oh well, I just had to have a major surgery because this doctor didn't take me seriously.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Cat in MA – Sep 05, 2018
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Dr. Ash is my PCP during the past year. I warmly recommend him, he is very professional and sensitive, always answered all of my questions and addressed my concerns patiently.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Arava Kedem in MA – Jun 30, 2018
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Dr. Ash is a great doctor. He is patient, always takes time to explain things to me, answers any questions I have thoroughly, and tries to fit me in last minute whenever I am sick. I am very happy I found him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Brittany in Brighton, MA – Aug 29, 2017
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He is great. He saw me through some pretty complicated issues I had as a result of prior cancer treatment. He has also been very good with STI education and contraception options.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Boston, MA – Apr 23, 2017
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Atrocious doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Patient in Brighton, MA – Nov 01, 2016
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This was a great experience. Dr Ash was on time and very professional. He was highly knowledgeable about several issues relating to dermatology, HPV and asthma - gave me better answers and explanations than I'd received in the past - and made it all very understandable. He was easy to talk to, and seemed to be entirely there in the room with me during the time we shared. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Ender in Brookline, MA – Oct 25, 2016
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Didn't know I had an appointment until two days beforehand (received a phone call), was called again the day before AT 4:30PM to change my PCP that was listed on my insurance (first time seeing Brian Ash). The receptionist said the doctor wouldn't see me unless I changed it before the appointment. I wasn't able to do so in time and I called ahead of time to try and reschedule the appointment. They refused to see me, ever, telling me to never come back. Thanks for being super understanding!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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John in Boston, MA – Sep 27, 2016
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Terrific physician, easily the best experience I have had since my old school pediatrician. Exceedingly professional, appropriately calm and confident, skilled at listening and probing for diagnosis, which is all very refreshing these days. I have recommended him several times and always hear positive feedback. As for access, he always seems able to squeeze me in when needed, but never seems rushed. Good early hours for working types like myself.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JD in Boston, MA – May 14, 2016
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He was very accommodating, squeezed me in despite a full schedule. My problem was complex, but he was decisive and efficient, took care of me and moved on with what seemed to be a packed schedule. I trust his judgement 100% and always feel comfortable in his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Tyler in Boston, MA – May 12, 2016
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I was late by about 10 minutes. The doctor refused to see me, neither today nor ever again
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Jan 15, 2016
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Dr. Ash takes the time on the first visit to listen to all my concerns and systematically address them all. He also makes sure to encourage me to call with anything urgent and schedule an appointment to see him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Sonia in Brighton, MA – Jan 05, 2016
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After going to St Elizabeth's ER numerous times-Dr Pruskik referred me to Dr Ash. When i called for an appt, the woman kept me on the phone 12 minutes just to check if his office took Medicare MA Health. Only out of desperation did i stay on the phone.AND I'm real GLAD I did. In 30 minutes Dr.Ash took me off ALL my blood pressure meds which i had taken 10 plus years And he asked-I had been in a bad car accident in September 2009,same symptomsDid u hit your leg/s? It's, NOT serious-vein prob
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Sarah B Kurko in Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 – Dec 28, 2015
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ash's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acne
  • Anxiety
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Gynecologic Disorders
  • Headache
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Infections
  • Insomnia
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pap Smear
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Rash
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Transgender Disorders
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Wart Treatment

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(617) 782-5316

Dr. Ash accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
MetLife
Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP)
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plans
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

About Me

Care Philosophy

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Biography

Boston Magazine "Top Doctors in Boston"

Clinical Instructor Harvard Medical School 

Harvard Medical School Teaching Award Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Harvard Medical School
Residency Hospital

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Harvard Medical School Teacher and Mentoring, 2003
  • Patient Choice Award - America's Favorite Doctors, 2011
  • Massachusetts Medical Society Academic Excellence and Community Leadership, 2001
  • Highest Academic Honors - University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2001

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Brian Ash, MD?

Call (781) 312-9880 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Brian Ash, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Ash has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Brian Ash, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Brian Ash, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Ash's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Brian Ash, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ash frequently treats Anxiety, Abdominal Pain, and Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration . See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ash treats.

Where is Dr. Brian Ash, MD's office located?

Dr. Ash's office is located at 11 Nevins St Ste 505, Brighton, MA 02135. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ash is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

Brighton, MA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Boston Medical Center

Boston, MA

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Tufts Medical Center

Boston, MA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)