Dr. Richard Basile, MD

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Age 66
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Dr. Richard Basile, MD
Dr. Richard M. Basile stands apart from other area doctors that treat venous disease. He is the only physician and surgeon in the Berkshires certified as a vein specialist and as a registered vascular sonographer including registered physician in vascular ultrasound interpretation. This means he can provide an accurate diagnosis of your problem immediately, and then recommend and provide treatment. Treatments are invariably minimally invasive, and performed safely and comfortably in our office. Dr. Basile enjoyed a busy practice in general and vascular surgery for 23 years at Berkshire Medical Center (BMC), before moving to a practice focused on wound care and phlebology in 2006. He was instrumental in establishing the Berkshire Vein Center in 2007 and created Advanced Vein Care of the Berkshires, now Basile Vein Specialists, in 2010 to take vein care in the region to the next level. Dr. Basile is also on staff at BMC and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School at BMC. He is the medical director for the BMC Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. He was crucial to the establishment and success of the wound care service, which has received national recognition for its achievements and quality of care. Dr. Basile also developed and achieved certification for the Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory at BMC in 1985, and remained its medical director until 2011. Dr. Basile has twice sat for board recertification exams in Surgery and both times achieved scores in the 98th percentile of all surgeons in the United States.

369 South St

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Information

(413) 347-4767

Dr. Richard Basile, MD

Dr. Richard Basile, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CeltiCare Health
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health New England (HNE)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas


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Second-Degree Burns
more than 5% of peers
Venous Sclerotherapy
more than 5% of peers
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
more than 5% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • General Surgery
  • Phlebology
  • Wound & Burn Care

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Phlebology
    Accredited by: The American Board of Phlebology

Conditions Treated

  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Spider Veins
  • Superficial Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux
  • Venous Ulcer


  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Extremity Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vein Treatment
  • Venous Closure
  • Venous Doppler (Legs and Arms)
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wound Care and Management

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.


  • Tufts University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Berkshire Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Berkshire Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Medical Director of #1 ranked Wound Care Ctr. within Diversified Clinical Services,Northeast US Region, 2010
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Basile's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Basile to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Basile Says:

Dr. Basile and Basile Vein Specialists are extremely grateful to our patients for their universally positive reviews. The quality of our care and our patient satisfaction remain of paramount importance to us.

Dr. Basile's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Lenox, MA |
From the initial call to the end of the first office visit I had a positive impression of and experience with Dr. Basile and each staff member. I will definitely recommend Dr. Basile to family and friends.
Sturbridge, MA |
While only my first visit, I was very pleased with how Dr. Basile and his associate, Christine, worked with me, and their communication with me - direct, professional, not at all rushed, and with humor.
in Sharon |
Excellent bedside manner, and very good at what he does.
in Pittsfield, MA |
Dr. Basile is a patient, kind man with a great bedside manner! He explains everything about your condition and answers questions you may have. Dr. Basile is not in a rush to finish with you and get on to the next patient. I would recommend him to friends and family.
in Lenox, MA |
Dr. Basile listened to my problems and then exsamined me thoroughly. I felt he had a sincere interest in doing the best for my problem . He reassured me that he was going to help me and I left the office feeling optimistic and happy. His nurse was gentle as she realized how nervous I was just being there. It was a very good visit and I will spread the word when indicated. was
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Dr. Basile accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CeltiCare Health
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Health New England (HNE)
  • Medicaid
    Managed Care
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care HMO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO
  • UniCare
    UniCare POS
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Basile has admitting privileges

Berkshire Medical Center
725 North St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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