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.

4.5 out of 5 (188 Ratings, 51 Comments)

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05/24/2016
I have been with Dr Goldenberg for about 15 years and would never want to need to change my provider. He is always observant, caring, understanding and informative.
90

05/19/2016
I would like to know more about my over all health Blood tests and so on
100

05/10/2016
I feel that Dr. Goldenberg is a very personable person and enjoy my visits with him each time. He seems to be attentive and knowledgeable in most health related areas or he will refer to another Dr.
100

05/05/2016
I never have felt rushed. I have never had a long wait.
100

05/03/2016
Excellent care form staff to nurse and Dr Goldenberg
70

04/29/2016
I have pain with my arthritis, I take meds. to ease it. I've never been asked how that was going.
100

04/26/2016
I like that everyone takes the time to really listen and seems to genuinely care.
100

04/25/2016
All very good
100

04/17/2016
Good regular check up.
90

04/11/2016
I am new to this state and was pleased with the doctor.
100

04/06/2016
Dr. Goldenberg is very thorough and professional. His staff and assistant are very polite and courteous. Enjoy my annual visit.
100

04/05/2016
I selected Dr Goldenberg based upon his reputation. He and his office staff have never disappointed. Dr Goldenberg treats you as a partner in your healthcare and his staff keep everything working like clockwork.
100

03/31/2016
I am completely happy with my doctor and care at Providence.
 

03/23/2016
Usually my experiences have been good
90

03/16/2016
Very clean, not overcrowded.
100

03/10/2016
Our family loves Dr. Goldenberg & have for years! He takes great care of my husband & I. He is never allowed to retire. :) At 52 years old, I can honestly say he's the best doctor I've ever been to. (And I've seen quite a few.)
80

03/09/2016
Regarding someone contacting me about my recent test results, I did review the results on MyChart. However, I have not been contacted directly by the Provider's office. If I had a question or concern, I would have sent them a message. I'm satisfied with that level of care.
80

02/28/2016
I had to keep repeating information about my medications . The nurse did not seem to understand what I was saying.
100

02/23/2016
i have been with Dr Goldenberg for ~18 years and he knows me well and takes good care of my medical issues and concerns. Even though his office is not convenient for me, I would rather see him than try to find a PCP closer to where I live/work. Dr Goldenberg gives me the facts and options separating out what is important from what is just incidental to getting older etc. i like his matter of fact manner and appreciate his candid delivery.
80

02/17/2016
This was my initial visit. [...] The visit was positive and my wife has chosen to see this doctor. [...]
100

02/16/2016
Great Doctor & staff .
90

02/09/2016
I didn't get a referral this time. Dr. Goldenberg has always been very helpful if I do need one.
90

02/09/2016
daughter and son-in-law now patients
70

01/27/2016
I just wish there was more training for western docs re: nutrition/alternative care suggestions for conditions such as osteoarthritis, rather than being told there is nothing to be done to help this condition and advised to take ibuprofen indefinitely.
100

01/20/2016
I have always had excellent experiences withDr Goldenberg and his staff.
70

12/29/2015
This was a first visit to this provider as I have recently relocated to this area. I had a very good experience.
 

12/16/2015
Dr Goldenberg walked into the room without even looking at me [...] Dr Goldenberg lacks in bedside manner and you get the feeling he just wants to pass you on. [...]
90

12/09/2015
good and always explains things
80

12/09/2015
Very pleasantly surprised that both nurse and doctor addressed me my name and greeted me to office.
70

12/08/2015
He listens to my heart and lungs, but never anything else. Should he look in my ears, throat and have me swallow for thyroid check, reflexes, etc? I think so. Especially since I don't have to visit him often.
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.
100

11/03/2015
I am always treated well by Dr. Goldenberg and his staff.
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.
90

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

10/28/2015
good experience .. I never have a problem getting appt when I am very sick
 

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.
70

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

10/14/2015
Very professional staff
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.
100

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

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

09/29/2015
Every thing was great and has been for the 3 years I've been going to Dr. Goldberg. [...]
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.
90

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

08/23/2015
great experiences with this provider
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!!!
100

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

07/29/2015
All is very good. No complaints.
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 [...]
100

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