Overview

Founding physician for primary care practices at the Brigham and Women's(1972-86) and McLean Hospitals(1991-). Director of the McLean Internal Medicine Associates, Chief of medicine, McLean Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS.

Departments

Medicine

Clinical Interests
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Sports medicine
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
Locations
  • Belmont: McLean Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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

Patient Age Group
Adult
Provider Gender
Male

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Research on the underlying pathophysiology of exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) showed dysregulation of arginine vasopresin to be the proximate cause. Novel treatments based in part on this finding have been incorporated into consensus statements as evidence-based standards of care. Research on cocaine and nicotine pharmacokinetics in human subjects has provided insights to guide the treatment of addiction to these substances. Discovery that cocaine causes a blood doping effect in human subjects accounts in part for 20 fold increase in risk for acute cardiac events in the hour after usage. Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

Publications
Original research articles: 41

Contact

McLean Hospital
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA 02478-9106
Phone: 617-855-2352
Fax: 617-855-3731