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Margaret is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician, 5-Element Acupuncturist and Level III Reiki practitioner with a remarkable history as a physician and healer. The inspiration for her career came from a life-long inner calling to help and serve people. The inspiration to heed this calling came from two powerful women. The first was her mother, a true role model who devotedly served the poor and indigent as a community health nurse. The second was Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood and a pioneer in the areas of women's health and social justice. Margaret began her career as a nurse, providing inner city home care to seriously ill patients in Chicago, serving on an AIDS / Hospice unit, and tending to sick children in Neonatal and Pediatric ICU settings. Inspired by the caring and knowledgeable physicians she encountered in these difficult care environments, Margaret decided to become a doctor herself. She attended medical school at Loyola University in Chicago, and her residency was in Seattle's Providence Hospital. After completing training, Margaret's career paralleled those of her two heroes: four years at Planned Parenthood, along with a decade of dedication as a physician with underserved populations in community health centers. She witnessed firsthand the effects of racism, poverty, and indifference on the health of a community, and she has spent much of her career doing her part to serve those who most need her care. Margaret raised two sons as a single parent during this time. She has a unique perspective on the fortitude and resilience necessary to achieve one's goals. She is often found to say that parenting has been her greatest teacher. Throughout her journey, Margaret has been pursuing a parallel track in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Despite all of the knowledge and skill imparted to her by the study and practice of western medicine, she was troubled by the thought that her medicine bag wasn't completely full. She sought and completed certification in Classical 5-Element Acupuncture in Santa Monica in 2006 to add to her depth of specialty practice. It is her experience that the study of other healing modalities helps her to address the root cause of a patient's health concerns. As an advocate and practitioner of western medicine AND as a student and patient of providers in complementary healing modes, her goal has been to bridge both worlds. As an Integrative physician, Margaret chose Visions Medical Center for the sense of community among both providers and patients. For her, Visions embodies "an inclusive, effective, respectful and rewarding way to approach both medicine and the group practice model."
Dr. Gold's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Family Medicine
Board certified in Family Practice
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
Why It Matters: Dr. Gold's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1996
Residency Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Gold has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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