Dr. Richard Ashburn, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 63
  
Dr. Ashburn
Accepting new patients

Harbor Medical Associates

541 Main St Ste 314 South Weymouth, MA 02190

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(781) 952-1460

Dr. Richard Ashburn, MD is a Pulmonologist in South Weymouth, MA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ashburn has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Boston U, School of Medicine medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with South Shore Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has not yet indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ashburn to book an appointment.


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(781) 952-1460

Dr. Ashburn accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Practice Areas

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.

Typically treats 90% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashburn treats Asthma more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Ashburn treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashburn treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Ashburn treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashburn performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Ashburn performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Typically treats 99% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashburn treats Sleep Apnea more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Ashburn treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashburn treats Sleep Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Ashburn treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.

Typically treats 74% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashburn treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Ashburn treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashburn performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Ashburn performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Bronchiectasis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashburn treats Bronchiectasis more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Ashburn treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.

Typically treats 77% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashburn treats Asthma more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Ashburn treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Pneumonia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashburn treats Pneumonia more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Ashburn treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashburn treats Low Blood Oxygen Level more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Ashburn treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

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Dr. Ashburn's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Ashburn's Reviews

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Left dr. At mass general for him, he's the best pulminologist I've seen and I've seen him for 16 years.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Ashburn, MD is a Pulmonologist in South Weymouth, MA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ashburn has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than ...

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

1990
National Naval Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Residency Hospital
1983
Portsmouth Naval Hosp
Internship Hospital
1982
Boston U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Harbor Medical Associates

Brigham and Women's Harbor Medical Associates541 Main St Ste 314 South Weymouth, MA 02190
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South Shore Hospital

South Weymouth, MA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average