Dr. James Peterson, MD

Hospice & Palliative MedicineMaleAge 64

Dr. Peterson
Accepting new patients

Pepperell Family Practice

68 Main St Pepperell, MA 01463

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(978) 433-6317

Dr. James Peterson, MD is a Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialist in Pepperell, MA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Massachusetts Medical School medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Nashoba Valley Medical Center and Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Peterson to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Dr. Peterson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bladder Infection
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Peterson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (14)
  • Listened & answered questions (14)
  • Explained conditions well (13)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (7)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (6)
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I was a patient of dr. peterson's before he went into palliative care and was in general family medicine. He is an amazing person: smart, practical, interested, empathetic, transparent/honest. It is clear that he likes all people he interacts with. He's also got a good sense of humor and likes to talk about anything the patient is interested in talking about. He could be trusted to give real advice on referrals in an ethical and honest way.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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cboo – Dec 20, 2019
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The BEST doctor I have had in a very long time! He listens, gives the patient a chance to explain, evaluates and is caring and supportive. Would highly recommend. I had this doctor as my primary care and when he went into palliative care, he then became my palliative care doctor.
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
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Rhonda Harney in Pepperell, MA – Jul 20, 2018
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About Me


James Peterson, MD, is a primary care provider in Pepperell, MA. He is board certified in Family Medicine.


  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications


University Mass
Residency Hospital
University Of Massachusetts Medical School
Medical School


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What are Dr. James Peterson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Peterson frequently treats Difficulty With Walking, Gait Abnormality, and Muscle Weakness. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Peterson treats.

Where is Dr. James Peterson, MD's office located?

Dr. Peterson's office is located at 68 Main St, Pepperell, MA 01463. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Pepperell Family Practice

Pepperell Family Practice68 Main St Pepperell, MA 01463


Pepperell Family Practice Inc66 Hollis St Pepperell, MA 01463

Southern New Hampshire Health

Southern New Hampshire Health280 Main St Ste 210 Nashua, NH 03060

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Nashoba Valley Medical Center

Ayer, MA

60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

Nashua, NH

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

St. Joseph Hospital

Nashua, NH

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average