Dr. John O'Brien, MD

Dr. John O'Brien, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 78

Internal Medicine

Dr. John O'Brien, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Newton, MA and has over 53 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE in 1970. He is affiliated with medical facilities Brigham And Women's Hospital and Newton - Wellesley Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

MDVIP - Newton, Massachusetts

MDVIP - Newton, Massachusetts2000 Washington St Fl 5 Newton, MA 02462
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Dr. O'Brien's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. O'Brien

3.9

Based on 10 ratings

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Dr. O’Brien was my PCP for probably 15 years. Every visit he would ask me the exact same questions and never had the previous answers to refer to (in my opinion because he was taking notes on an old yellow legal pad ) so it was like starting over every single time. They also never used any of my previous tests to do a compare to see if I was getting better or worse felt like they were basically going through the motions. They were also very quick to prescribe pills and medication versus trying to get to the root cause of something. There were one or two really good nurse practitioners but they told me it was not a great practice to work at and ultimately left. My very last visit for an annual check up I was ushered into a room and they put the hard sell on me because he was switching to concierge service and I said no several times to the point where I had to almost raise my voice. They went through with my very last annual physical with a very bad attitude - and they had a young nurse do it, no Dr OBrien - which really summed up how that practice operated. I can’t believe they are any different now other than taking lots of money up front.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Former patient – Sep 27, 2022
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Dr. O’Brien and his staff are the finest in the medical field. They are very professional, considerate, and extremely knowledgeable. It is actually a joy to see Dr. OBrien and his staff each year. Dr. O’Brien is an excellent physician. I have been going to him for over 20 years and think he is the finest in his profession.
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Mar 15, 2019
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He is personable, experienced, and compassionate. Dr. O'Brien and his team go out of there way to address your issues and to make sure that your expectations are being met. Their network enables them to go the extra mile to expedite urgent issues to accommodate all your needs. I would highly recommend him and his team.
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
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Dec 26, 2017
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Dr. O'Brien's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anosmia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Laryngitis
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Potassium Deficiency
  • Prostatitis
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stye
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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About Me

Care Philosophy

MDVIP empowers physicians with advanced diagnostic tools and support that help them deliver a better healthcare experience for more than 350,000 patients...Read more

Biography

Dr. O'Brien, Board Certified Internal Medicine physician, offers a different approach to primary care. He sees fewer patients, which means more time for...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Concierge Medicine
  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1972
Boston VA Hosp
Residency Hospital
1971
Rochester Genl Hosp
Internship Hospital
1970
ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. John O'Brien, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients may call (617) 263-8305 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. John O'Brien, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. John O'Brien, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. John O'Brien, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. O'Brien's profile.

What conditions does Dr. John O'Brien, MD treat?

Dr. O'Brien frequently treats the following conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Painful Urination (Dysuria), and Abdominal Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. John O'Brien, MD's office address?

Dr. O'Brien's office is located at 2000 Washington St Fl 5, Newton, MA 02462. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. John O'Brien, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. John O'Brien, MD is affiliated with Brigham And Women's Hospital and Newton - Wellesley Hospital.

Is Dr. John O'Brien, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. John O'Brien, MD holds board certifications in Internal Medicine.

How much experience does Dr. John O'Brien, MD have?

Dr. O'Brien has over 52 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. John O'Brien, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.9/5 for Dr. John O'Brien, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. O'Brien is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Brigham And Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Newton - Wellesley Hospital

Newton, MA

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)