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Ronald Rapoport, MD

4.7 out of 5 (157 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:

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 (44)

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 Rapoport is hands down the best provider. He actually listens, cares, is attentive, empathetic, and provides authentic care with up to date knowledge regarding my specific health needs. His team has always gone above and beyond to ensure my needs are met. I have never had a better provider! Thanks to Dr R and his great staff! You guys are the best.u00A0

  • Everything was great good

  • Dr. Rapport was on time, very kind, very smart, understanding and informative! He was straightforward and thorough. All the things a doctor should be!

  • Dr. Rapaport is wonderful. He answered all of my questions and made me confident about my lab results and my concerns. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a rheumatologist.

  • Dr. Rapoport is unquestionable. One of the best health care providers. I have ever dealt with his office staff was superb. [Name], Dr. Rappaport. He is extremely, well, informed and knowledgeable, my experience with him, and his team has always been a 10 out of 10, and I would recommend him to anyone.

  • All ok on time and short to the point

  • Staff is always pleasant. Appointments are always on time, and I never feel like I am being rushed. I highly recommend Dr. Rapoport.

  • Telehealth was perfect. First time meeting Dr. Rapoport. Very informative, listened intently to my questions and made me feel very comfortable. Definitely a good experience.

  • I've been seeing Doctor Rapaport for over twenty years. He's an incredible doctor who really cares about his patients.

  • Very pleasant and informed physician & medical assistant!

  • Waited 35 minutes for appt

  • Seen in a timely manner.

  • Dr. Rapoport was amazing.. my first time meeting him. And I'm very pleased...

  • Ah yes, I've been going to see Dr. Rapoport for...for the past 20 years, and whenever I have a question on anything, he is always there to give me the advice. So I would recommend him to anyone.

  • I seen, Dr. Rappaport, this morning, and I haven't been there since 2019, and we are now in 2022. I have had been into the hospital a few times with PMR, and I went to Dr. Rappaport today, and the experiments was absolutely absolutely great. He helped me out, and he is highly recommended, and I would recommend him to anyone. I knew that needed a rheumatoid arthritis. Doctor. Thank you.

  • It was a great visit. Doctor & staff were very professional and I received several tips from doctor on ways to prevent falling.

  • Was very lucky to get an opening due to a cancellation, otherwise first available appointment wasn't for another 7 months. Staff was exceptional, very kind and helpful getting all my medical tests pertaining to this visit.

  • The doctor and nurses were caring and attentive. I felt valued, and that my situation is understood.

  • Outstanding visit.

  • It went well through the whole process.

  • As far as I am concerned no improvement was necessary. Dr. Ronald Rapoport is one of the best doctors that I have ever had with my health concerns. He explains everything. And all the office employees of very kind and courteous couldn't ask for a better staff and doctor

  • all staff were courteous ,professional, friendly and helpful

  • Everything went goodu00A0

  • Everything went well . I have a another visit.

  • So, the doctor was very knowledgeable, very helpful. Although the wait staff, especially the person in the front desk for Dr. Rappaport, had a very poor bed side manner, and she was possibly one of the reasons my husband will not be returning to this facility.

  • Dr. Rappaport is an amazing, kind, caring and dedicated rhematologist. His bedside manner is outstanding...

  • Staff was courteous & professional

  • I would not recommend this office because they move their location and don't inform the patients. An email gets sent the day before with the wrong address and when you arrive at the wrong address, they tell you the new address. Once you get to the new address, there's no sign to inform you which room the provider is in and you have to walk around asking other office workers if they know where Dr. Rapport is located in which no one does know. The office manager should at least change the automatic email and put a sign with the doctor's name and office location in the lobby. VERY POORLY MANAGED!!!

  • The care was great and the staff is very nice. I understand that the office space is temporary, but the registration set-up does not make for a smooth connection. The staff is not visible, making it difficult to know who is speaking. Conversation among the staff added to that difficulty.

  • It would have been nice to be informed of a change in location prior to my appointment. I was never told the practice moved to a different building causing me to be late. Otherwise everything was fine

  • I am very pleased with everything. I cannot complain everything was beautiful. I'll give you a 10. Thank you. Bye, bye.

  • I was always very well attended by secretaries and more by the doctor.

  • It is always a pleasure speaking with, or seeing thepeople in this office.

  • He was wonderful… smart and a great personality!

  • It was wonderful that the doctor encouraged me to take control of of my my issues, and to take control of the problem, my problems or lack of problems, and just call him if I need him, instead of making a probably unnecessary appointment, for a follow up.

  • I felt like i was being rushed. My symptoms were not address. Meds and xray weren't put in and i am still waiting.

  • Dr. Rapoport truly listens to my needs and concerns and acts as a true advocate for me with other providers. There is no other doctor that I have that does what Dr. Rapoport does, as well as the staff and his team, they go above and beyond.

  • Dr. Ronald Rapoport is an outstanding rheumatologist. I've been going to him for many years and he is wonderful. My only problem with the hospital is no place to park. But that is not his fault. That is the fault of...the hospital I guess and the number of people trying to park there. Otherwise, everything was great.

  • Southcoast is phenomenal. All of my doctors are Southcoast providers, this is very important to me as they have access to my chart in totality.Dr. Rappaport is excellent, I'm so pleased that I made the decision to stay with Southcoast rheumatology when my original provider left Dr. Rappaport is kind compassionate and took the time to go through all of my medications asked questions and took the time to actually listen which is so important.I'm thrilled to be his patient.Thank you!

  • Appt. was on time. Covered all my questions aboutmy current medication and it's effectiveness. I wascomfortable with our conversation.

  • Yes, by, by calling me and telling me about the information of the office in the visit was very adequate, and I was very happy with it. Okay. Thank you.

  • First appointment not showing what to expect but doctor put me at ease dialogue with me on what my issues. Understood my concerns and

  • I've only needed to see Dr. Rapoport 2x, my visits being both for mentally struggling and questions of my condition and each time he speaks to me like I'm a long time patient of his. He's sensitive & listens, which is what a i look for in any doctors visit. I'd definitely recommend Dr Rapoport to anyone

  • Staff was nice and helpful. Was seen in a timely manner. Provider really listened to my issues and helped me and is helping to get me back on the right track. Very appreciative.

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