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Richard (Dick) Noah Winickoff, MD


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Primary Care


Clinical Interests
  • Back pain
  • Prostate Disease
  • Hypertension management
  • Preventive medicine
  • Primary care medicine
Medical Education
  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency, Columbia University Medical Center|Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, National Institute for Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
Foreign Languages
  • French
  • Boston: Bulfinch Medical Group
Patient Gateway
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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
  • 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
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Born in Jersey City, NJ, Dr. Winickoff attended The Lawrenceville School and Harvard College where he majored in Chemistry and was a Harvard National Scholar.  His medical education was at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.  His intermal medicine training was at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and MGH.  He spent two years in the Public Health Service where he did research at NIH in metabolic diseases.  He became interested in primary care in Washington, serving as the Medical Director of the Georgetown Free Clinic, and after training joined the staff of Harvard Community Health Plan.  He spent 7 years there practicing medicine and doing research in quality of care and computer records with Dr. G. Octo Barnett.  While there, he was the Director of one of Harvard's first primary care residency programs in collaboration with the Beth Israel and Brigham and Women's Hospitals.  In 1979, he became Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care at the Harvard-affiliated VA Medical Centers in West Roxbury and Brockton, where he established ambulatory training programs in collaboration with the medical residencies of the New England Deaconess and Newton Wellesley Hospitals.  In 1995, he moved to his current position at MGH.  He has two sons, one a pediatrician at MGH and the other a bioethicist and professor at U. California, Berkeley.  He has 3 grandchildren in Somerville, and lives in Cambridge with his wife Susan, a clinical neuropsychologist. His interests include traveling, gardening, sports, swimming, cycling, reading, and bird-watching.

News & Events

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    Parental smoking is associated with poor health outcomes for children, spouses, and the smoking parent. MassGeneral Hospital for Children researcher Dr. Jonathan Winickoff offers new program to help parents kick the habit.


Bulfinch Medical Group
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-724-6620
Fax: 617-724-6649

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