Biography & Education

Biography

It's important for Dr. Richard Goldenberg to cultivate relationships with his patients, as he feels this facilitates good decision-making. He takes the time to explain complex medical issues in a way that patients can understand.

Dr. Goldenberg believes that more care is not always better care. "My role is to coach patients in the prudent use of medical resources in an increasingly complex medical world and act as their advocate," he says.

After receiving his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts, he completed an internship and residency at Boston VA Medical Center.

In his free time, Dr. Goldenberg enjoys hiking, reading and all things French.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education

Medical degree: Boston University School of Medicine, Mass.
Internship/residency: Boston VA Medical Center

Dr. Goldenberg is board-certified in internal medicine.

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, hiatal, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives and other allergic reactions, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Inguinal hernia, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Kidney stones, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin infections, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (153 Ratings, 52 Comments)

90

11/17/2015
I am a new patient, the doctor took considerable time to understand my medical background, review my current medications, and explain his approach to my health care.
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100

11/03/2015
I am always treated well by Dr. Goldenberg and his staff.
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100

11/01/2015
He is prompt in keeping appointments, he is always up to date on my patient history, and takes time to explain in detail any medical recommendation or treatments. I feel he takes a personal interest in my well-being.
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90

11/01/2015
Dr. Goldenberg was straightforward and informative as to my care.
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100

10/28/2015
good experience .. I never have a problem getting appt when I am very sick
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10/21/2015
It seems he comes into an exam with preconceived notion of what's ailing. [...] Sometimes deflects my questions with questions of his own, questions that to not lead to an answer to my question. Sometimes difficult to extract information from him.
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70

10/18/2015
[...] Generally, he was informative, honest and I think I am going to like him.
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90

10/14/2015
Very professional staff
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100

10/13/2015
My first visit with Dr Goldenberg. He was very thorough. Spent as much time with me as necessary and wasn't trying to hurrry the visit along. Explained my issue thoroughly, even with hand drawn diagram. He was professional, friendly, and down to earth. So was his nurse and other staff members. Everything I was looking for in a primary care physician.
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100

10/04/2015
couldn't ask for better care
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100

09/30/2015
He is a very caring doctor and a really nice individual
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100

09/29/2015
Every thing was great and has been for the 3 years I've been going to Dr. Goldberg. [...]
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100

09/20/2015
I would recommend Dr. Goldenberg to anyone. In fact, I did already. He and his staff are professional, courteous, friendly and most importantly knowledgeable. The primary reason we like Dr. Goldenberg is that he is does not jump to conclusions, he is thorough and clearly a great communicator.
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90

09/14/2015
I did not request a referral for specialty care
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100

08/25/2015
asked Dr. Goldenberg if I could have a second opinion on a health issue one time, his response was yes and with dispatch.
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100

08/23/2015
great experiences with this provider
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100

08/16/2015
Dr. Goldenberg and his staff have been so helpful in getting me back on track with my health. He and his staff have given me some very good recommendations and I have followed them all. When I have visited Dr. Goldenberg's office, the front desk staff are always happy and a joy to meet. The medical assistants and nurses are very genuine, caring and encouraging. And of course Dr. Goldenberg has been very knowledgeable, and looks to find the right solution for any question I've asked. He even looked into changing my meds to accommodate a question I had. I used to be worried about visiting doctors because of some bad experiences in the past, but Dr. Goldenberg and the folks that work in his office have made visiting an enjoyable experience. Thank you!!!
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100

08/11/2015
I wouldn't trade him for the world!! great guy.
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100

07/29/2015
All is very good. No complaints.
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70

07/22/2015
I like Dr. Goldenberg and his philosophy that "more care is not always better care." However, I received no help for my principal concerns [...]
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100

07/13/2015
If the doc. wasn't very good I wouldn't be their
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100

07/07/2015
Very satisfied
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100

07/01/2015
I received the care I needed in a professional manor
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30

06/16/2015
I was told by the nurse that the doctor would call me the next day with xray results. He negelcted to call, instead put a comment on the on line message board, with NO FURTHER TREATMENT. No diagnosis and no treatment options. He simply "wrote me off"
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70

06/10/2015
first time that I saw him. [...] He seemed uninterested,no suggestions on any of my issues or future exams he feels is important for a 63 yr old.
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80

05/13/2015
Dr. Goldenberg is new to me I was Dr. [...]'s patient so in all fairness Dr. Goldenberg I have only seen I believe 2 times now he has been just great. I need to follow up more with with Dr. Goldenberg about issues I have and I feel like I don't want to bother him and I don't know why I feel like that? He is a great Doctor he treats my husband as well.
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60

05/12/2015
At most recent visit Dr. just seemed pleased that I was leaving and he could move on to next patient.
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100

05/01/2015
I like and appreciate that Dr Goldenberg listens to my concerns and can explain in terms that I can understand. I also find him very personable!
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100

04/30/2015
Dr. Goldenberg and the folks that work in his office (nurses, medical assistants, office staff) are an absolute pleasure to work with. I used to dislike going to see a doctor, but Dr. Goldenberg and the folks around him make it an enjoyable experience.
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80

04/29/2015
Very first visit didn't seem to connect. Later visits better. However the physician assistant was easier to communicate with. Over all an ok experience. Appointments were always made within days of calling for appointment. One time was walk in and they saw me within an hr. Dr made special time to see me.
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90

04/13/2015
Dr golden berg is awesome I learned a lot from him conserving my health
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90

04/02/2015
It is easy to discuss issues with Dr. Goldenberg. He has his own opinion but always listens to mine.
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03/29/2015
Excellent, friendly staff. Doctor was very pleasant and very easy to talk with.
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70

03/29/2015
Dr. Goldenberg is very thorough, seems to generally care about my health and needs.
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90

03/24/2015
Care provider always has shown respect for my concerns even if we are not in total agreement on something
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50

03/16/2015
I went in to see my doctor on the advice of my Chiropractor. [...] So I go to see my doctor and I told him what I was there for and he asked me a couple of questions and as I was answering he interrupted me several times because I guess I was taking too long to answer his questions. He looked at my [...] and then told me that [...] I didn't need an ultrasound. Then he said he would be right back and he went out to the printer and picked up an item on [...] and came back in the room and said "here you go this should have some directions on it on how to care for the problem." I took the paper home and read it and of course most of what it said I already knew and had been doing for the pain. However, at the end of the directions it said "your doctor, nurse, or physical therapist will show you some exercises to strengthen the [...] and help heal the problem." I thought to myself - what a waste of time and money! I could have gone on the internet and found information on [...]. My doctor also has a very arrogant attitude and talks down to me like I'm a dumb child. I do not appreciate that either. [...] I am changing doctors soon.
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100

03/11/2015
I have a great relationship with my provider
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100

03/10/2015
I feel Richard Goldenberg is invested in my health and wellness as my physician and as a human being. I feel he is a genuine person who personally cares about my overall health and about me as a human. He takes the time to explain things in a way you understand, and can participate in your healthcare decisions. He even had a great sense of humor. I really appreciate he is my physician.
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70

03/10/2015
Sometimes I feel this provider could be a little more personable.
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90

03/09/2015
He listens to my comments and makes his recommendations or suggestions
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90

03/04/2015
HAVE HAD NO BAD EXPERIENCES THAT i CAN THINK OF
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100

03/03/2015
Dr. Goldenberg is a compassionate and caring individual. He knows our family well including our medical history. He practices what I would call conservative medicine. He does not over prescribe and only refers to other specialists when necessary. He respects their findings.
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100

03/03/2015
All good
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100

02/25/2015
Always listens to my concerns and questions and answers them in terms I can easily understand.
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100

02/25/2015
Always outstanding from ALL personnel
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100

02/04/2015
He is the best PCP I have ever had. He takes the time to explain things to me and he has a sense of humor!!!
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02/03/2015
Dr. Goldenberg in the year that I have been seeing him has never ordered blood work on me and makes me feel like I am some helpless cause. He is horrible. I will never see him again. While I was there all he wanted to do was take me off every medicine I am on, including [...], it seems like his philosophy is that everything is addictive. [...] His manner is less than appealing and I will never recommend him to anyone.
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100

01/27/2015
Good
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01/13/2015
First time meeting Dr. Goldberg & was good
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01/13/2015
First time of meeting Dr. Goldenberg, all was good
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100

01/07/2015
Dr. Goldenberg was very thorough with his examination and answered all my questions.
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90

01/07/2015
Dr. Goldenberg is very skilled and knowledgeable
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