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Ronald Rapoport, MD

4.7 out of 5 (126 Ratings)



About Ronald Rapoport

Dr. Rapoport is Chief of Rheumatology. He is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology.

Dr. Rapoport earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and will see patients at 1030 President Avenue in Fall River.

His main areas of focus include the variousarthritidies such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthristis, gout, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis as well as osteoporosis. He was an intern and junior resident at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. He completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in rheumatology at The Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Rapoport is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. He is a member the National Osteoporosis Foundation, and the Fall River Medical Society. His past publications have focused on the management of acute pain, and the treatment of osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
He is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and of ABIM (subspecialty of rheumatology), and a certified clinical densitometrist.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Rheumatology

    235 Hanover Street Ground Floor
    Fall River, MA 02720

    P: 508-973-1730

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Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (27)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Dr Rapport goes over and beyond to help me with my care and he is always very supportive and takes time to listen and understand. I'm never rushed.

  • They called and asked me to come in earlier than my appointment and I sat there for over 35 minutes waiting. I went back to the deck and asked why am I waiting so long. She was very apologetic and sent a message over the the nurses.

  • did everything well and always with my health in mind......nothing to improve on

  • Answered all the questions that I had pertaining to my health

  • Dr Rapoport listened to my problems and did everything to try and make me feel better.

  • Dr Rapoport is a kind man and a doctor who sees his patient as his partner. He's up to date re medications and treatments.

  • Dr. Rapoport listensu00A0and really understands my concerns. He is very thorough and explains everything in a way that's easy to understand. My rheumatology issues have been resolved and I am so thankful for Dr. Rapoportu00A0care and expertise.

  • Dr. Rapport takes excellent care of me. He is a wonderful physician!

  • My treatment history with Dr. Rapoport has been superlative from start to finish and continues today. He is always thoroughly informed about my status and integrates the latest data into my medical history to give me both a treatment plan and strategy that gives me confidence in my continued good health. Ronis one of the very best healthcare providers I have ever encountered.

  • Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I pressed the incorrect key. I was seen in a timely manner. I think I pressed no when I meant to press yes. Thank you.

  • Dr Rapoport was very helpful and knowledgeable about my diagnosis. Feel confident he will help me figure out what is actually happening with me.

  • He is the best RA doctor. Always there when needed. Well informed on my condition and helps me understand what I have to do to help me and get through it. He is great and nothing needs to be changed.

  • My office visit was great as usual.u00A0

  • It went well with the well as the staff.

  • I am always treated well and listened to by this provider. I don't see how it could be improved.

  • He was not pleasant. I felt like I was treated like an idiot. He started to open door then knocked. Just wasn't a good overall visit. I mentioned this to my primary care Dr office

  • It's always wonderful to see Dr. Rapoport. He listens, and is very responsive to my questions, and extremely well informed, and caring. Thank you.

  • Great rheumatologist!

  • The visit was right on time, everything was explained where I could understand it

  • Dr. Rapoport is excellent. He's extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, honest and funny. I always feel well cared for when I see him.

  • Doctor was extremely tuned in to my needs, excellent doctor, nothing could be done to improved visit

  • Explain everything to me and made sure I understood everything

  • Dr. Is one of the best physicians I have been lucky enough to have met. The best of the best.

  • Helped me pursue a new anc hopeful treatment , Thank you!!

  • Answering patient concerns in a timely manner via MyChart or telephone would be an improvement. Thank you!

  • They were excellent

  • Dr Rapoport was well informed about my visits with other specialists.

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