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Truesdale Internal Medicine, 1030 President Avenue, Fall River, MA 508-730-3000




Marivyl J. Laxer, MD

Marivyl J. Laxer, MD

  • Dr. Laxer specializes in internal medicine and is on the medical staff of Charlton Memorial Hospital and Saint Anne's Hospital.

  • Dr. Laxer earned her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. She completed residencies in internal medicine at Makati Medical Center in the Philippines and at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. She also completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at Makati Medical Center, Philippines.

  • She is board-certified in internal medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Bristol South Medical Society.

  • Dr. Laxer is fluent in the Philippine language.

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Irina Merport, MD

Irina Merport, MD

  • Dr. Merport is a specialist in internal medicine and is on the medical staff of Charlton Memorial Hospital and St. Anne's Hospital.

  • Dr. Merport received her medical degree from the Tashkent Medical Institute in the former Soviet Union, where she also completed a residency in internal medicine and was an instructor in internal medicine and physical diagnosis. She later completed a second residency in internal medicine at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Mass.

  • Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Merport is a member of the American Medical Association, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the American College of Physicians.

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Diane Patrick, MD

Diane Patrick, MD

  • Dr. Patrick received her medical degree from Albany Medical College. She completed an internship and residency in primary care/internal medicine at Cambridge Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

  • She has practiced in Fall River for 25 years.

  • Dr. Patrick's interests within the field of internal medicine include geriatrics and office gynecology.

  • Dr. Patrick is board certified in internal medicine.

  • She is fluent in Polish.

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Ronald A. Schwartz, MD

Ronald A. Schwartz, MD

  • Dr. Schwartz specializes in internal medicine with a focus on geriatric medicine and is on the medical staff at Charlton Memorial Hospital.

  • He received his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at the U.S. Naval Hospital in St. Albans, N.Y., where he was chief resident.

  • For more than 25 years, Dr. Schwartz served as a clinical instructor and assistant professor at Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, R.I., and served as preceptor for third- and fourth-year medical students in community health. He received the Distinguished Teacher Award at the university.

  • Dr. Schwartz is board certified in internal medicine with added qualifications in geriatric medicine.

  • He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

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Kenath J. Shamir, MD

Kenath J. Shamir, MD

  • A graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Shamir completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • He is on the active medical staff at Charlton Memorial Hospital, where he has served as the chairman of the Department of Medicine. He is a member of the medical staff at Charlton Hospital and St. Anne's Hospital.

  • Dr. Shamir is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

  • He is board certified in internal medicine.

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508-730-3000

Truesdale Internal Medicine
1030 President Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720


Office Hours

Monday ~ Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.




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