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Ashok K. Joshi, M.D.

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Physician Information
Except for the License information, this information has been reported by Dr. Joshi.
License Number 55726
License Status Active
License Issue Date 5/17/1986
License Expiration Date 8/10/2019
Primary Work Setting Private Office
Business Address 221 Boston Road
Suite 4
North Billerica, MA 01862
United States of America
Business Telephone (978) 670-1300
Accepting New Patients Yes
Accepts Medicaid Yes
Translation Services Available Hindi, Khmer, Punjabi, Spanish, Urdu
Insurance Plans Accepted AARP, Aetna, Affordable, Bankers Life, Beech Street, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Champus, Cigna, Commercial Insurance, Fallon Community Health Plan, Fallon Health Plan, First Seniority, GIC, Guardian Insurance, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Health Plans Inc, Healthcare Value Management (HCVM), HPHC Insurance, Humana, John Hancock Insurance, Liberty Mutual, Masshealth, Matthew Thornton, Medicare, Metlife, Mutual of Omaha, New York Life, Numerous Plans Accepted, Oxford Life Insurance Company, Principal Life Insurance, Prudential Insurance Company of America, Teamsters Health Services, Travelers Insurance, Tufts, Tufts Health Plan, Unicare, United HealthCare, Workman's Compensation
Hospital Affiliations Athol Memorial Hospital, Heywood Hospital, Lowell General Hospital
NPI Number 1679568331

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Education & Training
The Education and Training information was verified as of the License Issue Date above.
Medical School Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College,Gulbarga Univ.
Graduation Date 6/30/1981
Post Graduate Training Prince George's Cnty Hospital, (7/1/1980 - 6/30/1981)
Univ Nebraska Medical Center, (7/1/1981 - 6/30/1982)
Howard Univ Hospital, Dc, (7/1/1982 - 6/30/1984)
Specialty
This information has been reported by Dr. Joshi.
Area of Specialty Emergency Medicine, General Practice
Board Certifications
This information has been reported by Dr. Joshi.
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
Board Name General Certification Subspecialty
Emergency Medicine Emergency Medicine Emergency Medical Services
Honors and Awards

Dr. Joshi has reported no awards.
Professional Publications

Dr. Joshi has reported no publications.
Malpractice Information

Some studies have shown that there is no significant correlation between malpractice history and a physician's competence. At the same time, the Board believes that consumers should have access to malpractice information. In these profiles, the Board has given you information about both the malpractice history of the physicians currently practicing in the physician's specialty and the individual physician's history of payments. The Board has placed payment amounts into three statistical categories: below average, average, and above average, based on the payments made by physicians currently practicing in the physician’s specialty. To make the best health care decisions, you should view this information in perspective. You could miss an opportunity for high quality care by selecting a physician based solely on malpractice history.

When considering malpractice data, please keep in mind:

  • Malpractice histories tend to vary by specialty. Some specialties are more likely than others to be the subject of litigation.
  • This report reflects malpractice payments made in Massachusetts reported to the Board by Massachusetts medical malpractice insurers. You should take into account how long the physician has been in practice when considering the number of payments made.
  • The incident causing the malpractice claim may have happened years before a payment is finally made. Sometimes, it takes a long time for a malpractice lawsuit to move through the legal system.
  • Some physicians work primarily with high risk patients. These physicians may have malpractice histories that are higher than average because they specialize in cases or patients who are at very high risk for problems.
  • Settlement of a claim may occur for a variety of reasons which do not necessarily reflect negatively on the professional competence or conduct of the physician. A payment in settlement of a medical malpractice action or claim should not be construed as creating a presumption that medical malpractice has occurred.

The payment average(s) below reflect payments made by physicians currently practicing in the specialty. You may wish to discuss information provided in this report, and malpractice generally, with your physician.

The categorization of malpractice payments reflects how that payment compares with payments made in that specialty by physicians with an active license, not physicians licensed at the time the payment was made.


Details for Payments in Emergency Medicine Specialty
Date Category of Payment
6/5/2018 Above Average
1781 physicians currently hold an active license with a reported specialty of Emergency Medicine.
192 physicians have malpractice payments in the specialty of Emergency Medicine.

Details for Payments in General Practice Specialty
Date Category of Payment
2/14/2000 Average
203 physicians currently hold an active license with a reported specialty of General Practice.
18 physicians have malpractice payments in the specialty of General Practice.
Disciplinary and/or Massachusetts Criminal Actions

Massachusetts Criminal Convictions, Pleas and Admissions

The Board has no record of felony or serious misdemeanor convictions regarding Dr. Joshi.

Health Care Facility Discipline

The Board has no record of health care facility discipline regarding Dr. Joshi.

Massachusetts Board Discipline

Dr. Joshi has not been disciplined by the Board.

Out of State Board Discipline

The Board has no record of out of state discipline regarding Dr. Joshi.



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