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Eric Lewis Krakauer, MD


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Palliative Care


Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Palliative care
  • General internal medicine
  • Medical ethics
  • Healthcare for vulnerable populations
  • Global health
Medical Education
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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Dr. Krakauer is an internist and palliative medicine specialist on the Palliative Care Service at MGH where he also co-chairs the ethics consultation committee. At Harvard Medical School, he directs International Programs at the Center for Palliative Care and teaches in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine. He currently is assisting major hospitals and cancer centers in Vietnam to integrate palliative care into comprehensive cancer, HIV, geriatric and primary care.

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Palliative Care Service
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-9197
Fax: 617-724-8693

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