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.
Medical Center caregiver Karen Wiss, MD, a board certified dermatologist and director of pediatric dermatology, was recently feted by the American Academy of Dermatology as a Patient Care Hero for her outstanding care of a young patient suffering with an extremely rare skin disease. “I work with a lot of patients with a variety of conditions, but this particular patient has epidermolysis bullosa, which is caused by a variety of genetic mutations that cause the skin to be very fragile, so any kind of friction or trauma causes blistering, and other organs are involved as well,” Dr. Wiss recently told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Dr. Wiss has treated the 20-year-old patient since he was 3 years old.
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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