Mary A. Medeiros, MD, MPH
Despite an abiding love for music, Dr. Medeiros came from a family of physicians and knew she was headed for a career in medicine from an early age. With a Bachelor’s degree in Music, she led and participated in choirs and singing groups at every opportunity throughout her higher education. But she remembers the moment at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Southern California, where she obtained her MD, when she knew primary care was her calling:
“During my Surgery rotation I saw a patient in clinic with a severe diabetic foot infection. It was my job that day to deal with his foot, possibly planning for amputation, but he had no primary doctor to manage his poorly controlled diabetes, which didn’t sit well with me. It was suddenly clear that what I wanted was to care for the whole patient.”
After completing Internal Medicine residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, Dr. M pursued a second board certification in Preventive Medicine, earning a Masters of Public Health (MPH) from UMass Amherst with a concentration on Epidemiology along the way. An underlying burden to care for the underserved led her to consider correctional (prison) health, but marriage and family became a new priority in the meantime. She redirected her focus to instead become an academic hospitalist at her training ground in UMass. She found the educational role incredibly fulfilling, but the hospital setting left something to be desired: a long-term relationship with patients. In search of this, she landed at Reliant Medical Group in Milford, MA, at last in the field of Primary Care. After a few years building up a complex and interesting panel of patients she cared for deeply, Dr. M felt crushed by the increasing administrative tasks making it seem impossible to do justice to medical practice while upholding the priority of her family, that is, until she discovered Direct Primary Care.
Dr. M is well known for ‘turning off the clock’ when she enters an exam room, a method that does not mix well with the ‘burn and churn’ pace of traditional primary care. Looking patients in the eye and connecting with the full story surrounding an injury or illness are the hallmarks of how she approaches diagnosis and management. She feels education is a much more powerful therapeutic tool than are prescriptions, and teaches at every opportunity, considering patients to be her students now. She also keeps her passion for music alive by singing and playing the guitar at local Open Mics from time to time, but her first and last passions by far and away are her husband and two energetic sons.
I used to never go to the doctors, as I got older I got a few issues that I see multiple doctors for. I have never met a more compassionate, thorough dr than Dr Medeiros. She listens to you and makes you feel like she actually cares and wants you to get better without making you feel unwanted or rushed. If anyone has the opportunity to see her do it.
I was thrust upon Dr. Medeiros due to the departure of my past, regular physician. Any apprehensions I had were quickly dispelled following our first meeting. She was terrific in all respects, and I look forward to a long and productive relationship. She’s GREAT!!
Extremely thorough, personable and professional. Simply a great physician.
Dr. Medeiros is great!!!!
I absolutely love Dr. Medeiros. She has helped me in every way possible. I feel honored to have her has my doctor.
I can not say enough about Dr Medeiros or her practice! She is the change and breathe of fresh air that is needed now a days!! If anyone is looking for a new primary I promise you will not be disappointed.
I have been to several doctors in my life none of whom I was very pleased with. I happened to see on line that Dr. Medeiros was opening an office in Franklin. I decided to make an appt. In Dr. Medeiros I found a kind, deeply caring doctor who made me feel totally unrushed and listened to everything I had to say. I have found a forever doctor. It was the best call I ever made!.
I have been searching for a new Primary Care Doctor for months. Having been cared for by a wonderful doctor for 30 years, my standards are high. I did not want the 20 min conveyor belt type of care that the corporate, medical group type practices offer. Fortunately, all my research paid off and pointed me to Dr. Medeiros! This week, I spent 90 mins with her in my initial appointment. 90 mins! Who else does that?! She is thorough, kind, caring and inquisitive. I feel so blessed to have found her
I am super satisfied with my experience with Dr Medeiros. I recently injured my back and she was very thorough with our consultation. Unlike many doctors, she took her time and didn’t rush through the appt. Follow up was great too. I had an MRI Friday evening last week. She got the scans Monday morning and sent me a detailed email right away about results. Scheduling was easy as well. I was able to get a next-day appt. With many other offices you have to wait weeks. Can’t recommend her enough!
If you have ever wanted a Dr. to truly listen, show empathy but more importantly have the knowledge and a plan for your care then see Dr Medeiros, she is as best as they come hands down.