Dr. John Batbouta, MD

Dr. John Batbouta, MD

Geriatric Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
(5)
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Dr. John Batbouta, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in Spencer, MA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from University Of Massachusetts Medical School in 1978 and specializes in geriatric medicine and internal medicine.Read his story

407 Main St

Spencer, MA 01562

Contact Information

(508) 885-9737

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Obesity
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more than 98% of peers
Wellness Examination
very high
more than 89% of peers
ADHD and-or ADD
high
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Batbouta's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Batbouta "Dr. John Batbouta has been practicing medicine over three decades, most of those at Reliant Medical Group. Asked why he decided to become a physician, Dr. Batbouta explains, "I just wanted to help people. I know it sounds corny, but to be able to look back on your life and know you made a difference is a very special thing." Dr. Batbouta believes that the care of each patient is really a partnership between the doctor and the patient. "It's all individual whether we realize it or not. When you are sitting down with a patient you are making a contract as to what that care is going to be. I feel patients should be actively involved in making decisions about their own care and how they can improve their health." Dr. Batbouta has seen how the latest medical technology has affected care for patients. "More sophisticated medical technology has given us the ability to make evidence-based decisions about medical care. Now we know that the guidelines we set for certain things are backed by definite evidence that we can point to. It's helped elevate the kind of care we can deliver." As an internist, Dr. Batbouta spends a lot of time treating older patients – including many elderly patients at Meadows Nursing Home in Leicester. "The age group of people twenty to forty years old is basically healthy, and if they have chronic medical problems they are relatively easy to take care of. From forty to sixty, it takes a little more work, but the population is pretty healthy. The older people are the ones who require the most time, energy and resources. So I do spend much more time working with them." One of the biggest issues Dr. Batbouta faces is patients who have trouble affording their medications. "Many elderly patients suffer from heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and other problems. Patients are sometimes forced to choose which medications they can afford to take. We do our best to find affordable drugs, but there is really no easy solution to this problem." Dr. Batbouta is a resident of Shrewsbury and has a large family of five children, most of whom are now in college or on their own. During his spare time he enjoys taking care of his yard, reading and spending time with his family."

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Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness Examination

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.

Education

  • University Of Massachusetts Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • St Vincent Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Batbouta has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Batbouta's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Batbouta to family and friends
5.0
based on 5 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Batbouta's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Boston, MA
Dr Batbouta has been my primary care physician for over 20 years. I Moved from The area three years ago and I continue to be a patient, though a an office visit requires a 140 Mile round trip. He and his staff are top notch.exceptonal In their practice.
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in southbridge, MA
dr batbouta is the must caring doctor I have ever had. he treats you with patience and always takes time to answer all your questions. I have had him as my doctor for 22 years and even changed insurance to keep him. everyone would benefit having him as their doctor.
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