The UMass Memorial Medical Group Difference
UMass Memorial Medical Group is one of the largest and most experienced caregiver networks on the East Coast.
Our 1,100 medical group doctors see patients at more than 70 convenient locations in central Massachusetts. Our health care professionals are medical school faculty members, researchers and lifelong learners. Above all, they’re compassionate caregivers.
In a recemt feature in the Telegram & Gazette for Black History Month, Mark Johnson, MD, PhD, chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, spoke about how he has looked up to Martin Luther King, Jr. since he was a young boy. Now it is him that students are looking up to for mentorship and guidance. Dr. Johnson is the Director of the Medical School’s Brain Tumor and Adult Hydrocephalus Research Laboratory, and noted in the article, “I think for the people of Worcester and Central Massachusetts, my sense is that they do not realize what a terrific neurosurgery department we have here." He explains that neurosurgery provides diagnosis and treatment for adults and pediatric patients for numerous neurological injuries and diseases, including of the spinal cord and column, the brain, peripheral nerves within all parts of the body, back and neck pain, epilepsy and Parkinson’s, as well as carpal tunnel syndrome.
More than 3 million Americans are affected by glaucoma — which causes a loss of vision due to excessive pressures on the eye’s optic nerve. While this relatively common eye disease primarily affects the older population, people of all ages are susceptible to developing glaucoma. In this episode of Health Watch, Gabriel Luna, MD, ophthalmologist at our Eye Center, explains why glaucoma so often goes undetected and what treatments are available for people diagnosed with this condition.
Did you know that the influenza virus poses more danger to pregnant women? Luckily, pregnant mothers can get the flu vaccine in any trimester and are highly encouraged to do so. But what about if you are breastfeeding? And what should you do if you are pregnant and think you might have contracted the flu? Tune into this episode of Health Watch with Hiral Warner, MD, to learn more about how the flu can affect your pregnancy and what you can do to keep yourself and your baby safe.
Our Academic Medicine Tradition
All of our primary care doctors and specialists maintain faculty positions at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, our partner school. We constantly teach, learn and bring the latest health care discoveries and treatment options to those needing them most: Our patients.
Learn more about our research and teaching with UMass Medical School.
Our Medical Services and Specialties
If you’re a patient who needs a primary care physician or top-notch specialist, we’ve got the caregiver for you. If you’re a referring physician, your research is done. The specialist your patient needs is right here. Learn more about:
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