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Ronald Rapoport, MD

4.7 out of 5 (173 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.


Ronald practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Rheumatology

363 Highland Avenue Moran 2
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-973-1730

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Patient Comments (32)

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.

  • Better signage of doctor's offices for first time visitors

  • This physician ordered X-rays but this facility wasn't doing any , hence I still need to have them done.

  • Very happy with the treatment received

  • The timing of the televisit was prompt and as scheduled. Dr. Rapoport made some verygood suggestions for lowering the amount of the medication that I am taking. I did notnot feel rushed. All of my concerns were addressed and questions answered.

  • took the time to explain my problem and worked on getting me better

  • This is my 1st telehealth visit and the doctor was extremely helpful and he listened to everything I had to say. He also gave some nice feedback and some advice on assistive technology.

  • I don't feel that I was listened to at all. Same with the previous appointment. After which I attempted to switch rheumatologists, but was told it's not possible if the doctors are in the same office. (I did send an email about that, way back in November/December, and did receive a response) So, unfortunately, I'm going to have to look outside of Southcoast for a rheumatologist now, because I'm not going to waste money for a doctor that doesn't listen to my concerns.

  • The doctor recommended I have a bone density test so he could review it before he spoke about medication or injections

  • Dr. Rapoport is great.

  • I'm sorry, but I did not want to press anything wrong. The doctor and the staff was very very nice. Never have a problem going to him.

  • You need to construct a phone system that actually allows the patient to contact the doctor, or the nurse, or the prescription provider. Your current one does not do it at all. You're in communi *

  • No improvement needed...was very please ??

  • Very helpful staff. Dr. Is always friendly and caring. The dr. Checks everything to make people happy.

  • Dr. Rappaport was kind, helpful and very thorough. Also has a nice personality which helped the ZOOM going more smoothly.

  • Dr. Rappaport is a wonderful doctor this was my first appointment. He's very professional, caring to his patients and very timely with scheduling his appointments which is wonderful since we all have a schedule, which makes him a very thoughtful & considerate doctor. I will certainly recommend him to my friends and family. Thank you!

  • The tele has got to go I tried and could not get in so I finally called the doctor and he did not sound happy with me because it was supposed to be face to face on the tele . I prefer in person that way the doctor can see whats going on with my problem.Thank you

  • My appointment with Dr. Rapoport was very timely. I accidentally pressed the wrong number. He was very well informed, and I very much appreciated his time, and explanations. Thank you.

  • He was very understanding, caring and listened to what I had to say!

  • Remember my health problems and LISTENED TO THE PATIENT

  • Dr Rap is awesome. The support staff is not. Someone called me last week to remind me of appointment and said it was in person. Thank goodness dr rap called me early but I was still minutes away from his office. While talking to girl who called she could not tell me how to get to the dra new office. She could not tell me if I needed to go for bloodwork and if soWhere. The office girls are very lacking in knowledge. It is very disappointing that the office staff did not remain the Same

  • I was scheduled for bloodwork. When I arrived the paperwork was not forwarded to the lab and the office was incommunicado! The administrative staff completely dropped the ball.

  • Creating a plan, assuaging fears with facts, being definitive while also keeping me involved, but while being sure I am clear about tradeoffs

  • I was very impressed how nice the receptionist and nurse talk about this Doctor. This was my first visit with Dr. Rapoport and he sat down and talk to me, and I appreciate that, it was a very pleasant visit, and a Dr. I wouldn’t mind going back to... thank you.

  • Dr. Rappaport takes the time to listen and explain things perfectly.

  • When everything is perfect, you don't change anything!

  • Listened a little more to what I had to say and not to asume

  • Yes, I've been going to see Dr. Rappaport for probably around 15 18 years and he's kind of my go to doctor. He's very informative. He helps me out whenever I have a problem and that and I would recommend him to anyone. I hope he stays being a doctor for a long time still because he is fantastic. I have all the confidence in him and everything. Thank you.

  • Be more on time

  • Dr. Rapoport, it's very skilled in explaining everything easily to understand. I was hoping it would be a video conference instead. It was just a phone call. He did try 2 or 3 times to get it to work and so did I and I don't know whose fault it was, but it just wasn't working. I blame my phone, but who knows it would have been nicer if it we could have been video and I could show him my knee but he saw the x-rays that I had already had taken. He, you know studied up on my chart and so forth. So and he gave me very good advice. So I'm very happy with the the phone televisit. Thank you.

  • It was better than I thought it would be no problem

  • Excessive wait times. Appointment could have been a phone call instead of a physical appearance in the office.

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