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Dr. Kishore's Experience

Dr. Kishore's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • Sanctions found
  • Board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kishore "Punyamurtula S. Kishore, M.D., MPH, FASAM Punyamurtula S. Kishore is the founder of Preventive Medicine Associates, Addiction Medicine Associates, and National Library of Addiction. Kishore has been a practicing public health scientist for over 30 years. He began his medical career as a primary care / family practice physician and then moved into a position as the Medical Director of the Washingtonian Center for Addictions, the first organization in the U.S. to recognize addiction as a disease. Their philosophy was an early precursor to the AA or 12-step program movement. Kishore has been a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine since 1986 and has helped treat more than 200,000 addicts. Dr. Kishore treats addicts with his 'sobriety maintenance' method. This unique health model stresses the prescription of non-toxic substances, provides patients with coping skills they need to remain sober and tailors treatment to specific medical conditions. Kishore also administers "de-addiction" treatment, a process that treats emotional addiction as well as the physical addiction. Patients have access to home detoxification, an inexpensive and more effective option to in-patient care which allows them to maintain their dignity while learning how to cope with the temptations found in their own environments. In 1993, Kishore founded National Library of Addictions in Brookline, Massachusetts. To support work in addictions treatment, the Library is designed to provide a non-profit structure for addiction professionals to exchange ideas and to further the development of treatment methodologies. He was honored by the Boston Celtics with a "Heroes Among Us" award, given to those who make a significant impact on the lives of others. Kishore is also the recipient of a national Compassionate Caregiver Award, Honorable Mention, from the Schwartz Foundation. Kishore served as a faculty member of Harvard and as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts. Currently, he serves as the Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Fitchburg State University. He holds his Master's Degree in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health, in addition to Certificates in Addiction Studies and Forensic Psychology from Bridgewater State University."
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2  Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Kishore does not have any board certifications listed.

20  Conditions Treated

12  Procedures

  • Alcohol Testing
  • Biofeedback
  • Detoxification
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Drug Testing
  • House Call
  • Insurance Physical Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Polypharmacy
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Wellness Examination
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

1 Sanction
  • Other (4/9/2014)
    Action Taken: Summary Suspension
    Summary: Dr. Punyamurtula S. Kishore; License # 43282; NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine found that the physician is an immediate and serious threat to the public health, safety and welfare. ACTION TAKEN: The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine summarily suspended the physician's license.
    State: Massachusetts
1 Board Action
  • Other (9/10/2015)
    Action Taken: Other
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Massachusetts


  • Andhra Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • King George Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Carney Hospital Ma
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Carney Hospital Ma
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard School Of Public Health
    Other Education | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Best Abstract Award - Home Detoxification For Substance Abuse - Association of Medical Education and Research in Subst. Abuse, 1994
  • National Compassionate Care Giver Award(Honorable Mention) Schwartz Foundation, 2006
  • Boston Event Guide - 30 Extraordinary Bostonians, 2004
  • Elected Fellow - American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2010
  • Heroes Among Us - Boston Celtics, 2004
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Creole
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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