Dr. Maria Abruzzo, MD

Dr. Maria Abruzzo, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 48
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Dr. Maria Abruzzo, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1996 and specializes in rheumatology.Read her story

425 Lake Ave N

Worcester, MA 01605

Contact Information

(508) 595-2855

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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Top Care Areas

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Bursitis
very high
more than 91% of peers
Elbow Injuries
high
more than 85% of peers
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
high
more than 82% of peers

Dr. Abruzzo's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Abruzzo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Abruzzo "Although her father is a rheumatologist and her mother is a registered nurse, Dr. Maria Abruzzo says she did not really become interested in medicine until she started working as a nursing assistant at an inner-city hospital in Philadelphia. "It was there that I realized that I really enjoyed helping people," she explains. "After that experience, I knew that working with people and improving their health and quality of life would make a great career for me."As a rheumatologist, Dr. Abruzzo treats illnesses such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathies and other diseases of the joints and connective tissue. In her work with patients, she often collaborates with other specialties such as pulmonary, cardiology and orthopedics. "There is a lot of overlap outside of the musculoskeletal system, so you need to be very aware of heart, kidney and lung involvement as a rheumatologist. That's why we work with other specialists in many cases."One of the biggest challenges that Dr. Abruzzo faces is getting patients in for treatment before joint damage has started. "Getting patients in early can prevent long-term damage from rheumatic problems. It's not always easy, however, since many of the diseases present with mild and unusual symptoms." Dr. Abruzo believes that in the future, newer targeted therapies for diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis will continue to improve and help patients. "We don't see crippling arthritis like we did years ago. In this day and age, arthritis is much more treatable and manageable."When she is not with her patients, Dr. Abruzzo loves to spend time with her husband and family. She enjoys being outdoors and activities such as hiking, sailing and gardening. Dr. Abruzzo also plays the piano and enjoys living in as well as restoring old houses."
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1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

35  Conditions Treated

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2  Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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

  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Massachusetts Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Ma Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Ma Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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