Dr. John Hosey, MD

Dr. John Hosey, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. John Hosey, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in rheumatology.Read his story

425 Lake Ave N

Worcester, MA 01605

Contact Information

(508) 852-0600

Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Hosey's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hosey "Always talented at math and science as a child, Dr. John Hosey could have easily had a career in chemistry or engineering, but decided to pursue medicine instead. "I really wanted to help take care of people, and working in medicine seemed the best way to accomplish that. I thought it was a great way to combine my interest in science with my desire to help others," he explains. As a rheumatologist at Reliant Medical Group, Dr. Hosey treats a wide range of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus and Lyme disease. According to Dr. Hosey, most arthritis patients don't need to change their lifestyle if they are being treated. "I don't want to tell a patient that loves skiing that they can't ski anymore. I will try to do something about a problem that may be causing pain so they can begin to resume the activities they enjoy." Dr. Hosey believes in addressing the problems a patient has but being careful to take measured steps along the way. "There is potential downside when we do intervene. For example, when a joint is injected with medication there is a chance of infection, which not everyone realizes. I tell people to wait a week or so first and see if the pain goes away…many times it does." In treating his patients, Dr. Hosey has access to many more drug treatments than was available years ago. "There are many new medications to work with now. However, the new treatments don't make the older ones ineffective. Many patients do well on the standard treatments alone. For those patients who don't do well on the standard treatments, the new biologic response modifier drugs have been a real blessing." Dr. Hosey sees many of his patients on a long-term basis. "When people are suffering from a disease like lupus, you will see them and monitor them on a steady basis. It's very important to build trust and rapport with patients like that. Whether someone is coming to see me once or twice, or over a period of years, you want to make them feel they are getting the best care and treatment available." Dr. Hosey truly enjoys helping his patients and seeing them get back to the everyday things they enjoy doing. "It's great when a patient comes back in to see you and you learn how much better they are doing. The first time you saw them they were in pain and now they walk in your office with a happy expression on their face – you can just see how grateful they are. It's very satisfying when you know you've helped someone.""
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1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

36  Conditions Treated

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5  Procedures

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

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  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Winthrop University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Med College Va
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. John Hosey, MD
Dr. Hosey is such a nice person. I usually dread going to doctors but he made me feel at ease and made me feel on his level. He provided excellent and helpful information and explained it thoroughly, ,compared to many doctors who often tell you you're fine or have a diagnosis without any reasons as...Read More
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Jacleen – Aug 01, 2017
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I barely understood what he wants to communicate; lot of talk but no clear communication of what is the issue and what needs to be done
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Shrewsbury, MA – Feb 16, 2017
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Dr. Hosey will go all out for you
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