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Dr. Brian Ash, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Ash is a dedicated and accomplished physician. He has appeared in Boston Magazine several years running, having been nominated by his peers around the city for inclusion in its annual "Top Doctors in Boston" issue. He has been on staff at several of Boston's premiere academic hospitals, where he has been recognized for his teaching and supervision of students and physicians in training at both Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Ash is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Internal Medicine specialists obtain rigorous training across most fields of adult medicine including Cardiology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infectious Disease, Primary Care, Surgery and Psychiatry. Dr. Ash obtained additional experience while practicing on units dedicated to the fields of Transplant Medicine, Oncology and Palliative Care. In his ambulatory clinic in Brighton, Dr. Ash is particularly interested in primary care for younger adults, diagnosis and treatments of STDs, evaluation of chronic abdominal pain and heart failure, ambulatory procedures, travel medicine and the treatment of anxiety and insomnia. Dr. Ash is generally able to accommodate same day sick visits for patients who are established in his practice. If nothing suitable is found on Zocdoc, established patients are encouraged to call the office to request a sooner appointment.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Internist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Harvard University, Mount Auburn Hospital (Residency)
  • Medical School - University of Massachusetts, Doctor of Medicine

Awards and publications

  • Highest Honors Awarded Univ of Mass Medical School
  • Boston Magazine “Top Doctors in Boston”
  • Assistant Professor Tufts Univ School of Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1033180385

Office locations

Steward Medical Group

SMG Brighton Internal Medicine

11 Nevins Street, Suite 505

Brighton, MA 02135

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Very personable and thorough. Felt like I had been seeing him for years.
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Dr. Ash took time to look thoroughly, & explain in details
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Dr. Ash is always so thorough and wonderful. He genuinely cares each time I’ve been here.
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Dr. Ash was great! Extremely knowledgeable on a vast variety of subjects relevant to patient care including individual insurance policies and potential treatment options. I have already recommended him to several friends who don't feel like their doctors listen to them.
Less than 6 months ago
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A regular annual physical. Dr. Ash was warm and courteous as always and addressed all of my concerns. Very flexible with lab work.
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while he took about ~15 minutes to see me, he still put in the time to make sure everything was covered.
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This was an annual physical. Pleasant visit as always.
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Dr. Ash was attentive, took his time, and explained things clearly. He put my mind at ease!
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Dr. Ash is friendly and open about his proposed treatment. He will provide his thoughts and allow you to work together to determine the course of treatment.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ash was quick, professional and friendly. I really appreciate his commitment to explaining all conditions fully. He was courteous and understanding about my fear of needles and helped me find a comfortable treatment plan. I will be using Dr. Ash as my primary care doctor from now on!
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Brian was phenomenal. Very nice, well spoken, and informative. The wait however was awful.
Less than 1 year ago
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Amazing doctor. Great listener. Gave insightful responses to all my questions, and provided further info needed to take care of myself. His team is very diligent and fosters a comfortable environment. As always, I left his office feeling confident and satisfied.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ash is a phenomenal physician. I highly recommend him to anyone.
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I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Ash and his team. He is thorough, patient, and kind, and really takes the time to explain his through process. If you are looking for a PCP, I strongly recommend you book an appointment with his office.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great visit - paperwork/office wait time was minimal. Ash was chill. Laid back but efficient. Would recommend.
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He was quick and decisive with his preliminary diagnosis although it didn’t feel as though he was simply jumping to conclusions. He laid out a clear plan to assess the diagnosis over longer period of time. Felt like I was in great hands with Dr. Ash
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Very professional answered all of my questions
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent doctor willing to listen, answer questions, and look for solutions to healthcare challenges.
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Dr. Brian Ash is always a pleasure to see and takes the time to explain what’s going on to the best of his ability.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Ash is so great, I couldn’t recommend him more. Very friendly, quick, attentive, front desk staff was awesome too
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I would deffinately recommend dr. Ash. He is a great professional and has a very nice attitude. I came with one problem, but he spent some time to provide consultation on the few other problems too.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ash was very professional and competent. He was thorough in his exam and explained everything clearly to me. I was very pleased with our initial visit.
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Dr. Ash was extremely professional, knowledgeable, insightful, and thorough. After being a bit nervous about switching my PCP after several decades with my previous PCP, I feel very confident about going to Dr. Ash for my healthcare needs going forward.
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Dr. Ash and his staff were excellent. They were very helpful guiding me through some insurance questions. When I was in the office, it was all very efficient and clean. Dr. Ash and I talked through my medical history and heexplained everything he was going to do. I highly recommend Dr. Ash and his office.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ash has a great demeanor. He cares a lot about his patients, speaks calmly and clearly without making you feel below him.
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Dr. Ash is a real professional. One of the things I like is the way he talks to you like a real person. He explains things in a way that you can understand, but not in a way that feels belittling.
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Quite possibly the best medical care experience I have EVER had. Phenomenal physician. He was able to finally give me answers to several medical issues other physicians rushed past.
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Excellent physician! Very friendly and knowledgeable with calming and compassionate demeanor. Couldn't ask for better.
More than 1 year ago
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I guess I would say Dr. Ash's bedside manner was "good enough". He was very nice conversation-wise, but was not very considerate. After a pap smear, he went behind the blinds to do whatever he had to with the sample. Iwas left sitting there with my legs up for a few minutes uncomfortable and unsure of what to do with myself. After he came back, he started to talk to me, my legs still up, everything private still facing him, even though I didn't need to be after that. When he was done talking, he just told me feel free to leave, and I had to ask him what I was supposed to do with myself at the moment to get my legs down and clean up. The office staff were horrible. It took me multiple tries to have them send test results that I ended up submitting late because of their errors. That was fine, mistakes happen, but what baffled me was the staff got mad at me and blamed me for not receiving the results. One lady was very frustrated for no reason and said I had gone in to grab them already, which I probably would know if I did, and when I said I didn't she repeatedly said I did. Which if there really was someone that picked up my results and it wasn't me, you have a big case of privacy breach in front of you. I ended up just letting it go and asked her if she could just send another copy. The nurse I had on the other hand was a delight and extremely professional and considerate. One detail that I remember especially well was that she told me some people may not be comfortable with the hospital gowns, and so she brought 2. One for the front and one for the back if I would like. It was a very nice touch. Overall I really wouldn't recommend this practice. When I really searched myself and considered if I were talking to a friend, it would definitely be a "Never!" recommend, but Dr. Ash seemed like a nice person in general and the nurse went above and beyond, so in the end, I squeezed out a reluctant "probably not".
More than 1 year ago
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Took a while to get in but the nurse was great with a quick prep time before I saw the doctor. I had digital copies of labs I wanted to send and she offered her email address to receive them. Thiswas my first visit with the doctor and he was patient and attentive as I explained my history. His problem-solving was fast and effective.
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Initially, I went to see Dr. Ash for some "lady" issues. I was pretty anxious and nervous because I was seeing a male doctor for some female issues, but Dr. Ash bedside manner was fantastic and his demeanor put me atease. He spent a considerable time asking questions and testing samples, and I didn't feel rushed at all through the whole process. I felt like the quality of his care was very comprehensive, and I'm certainly considering making him my primary care physician. I highly recommend this doctor!
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Dr. Ash is very considerate and takes his time to make sure you feel comfortable and ensures he answers any and all questions. Very happy with my visit with Dr. Ash.
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Dr. Ash was thorough with questions and exploring for information. Was able to assess my situation and provided clear explanations for his diagnosis. Everything seemed reasonable, and he displays a thoughtful and caring personality.
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Fantastic! Brian was patient in answering my questions with informed responses.
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Quickly, friendly, professional. Everything you want in a PCP.
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He is the best Doctor ever!! I really do think so. He is very professional, smart, kind, friendly and patient!
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Prompt, straight to the point and covered all of my concerns. Great doctor.
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I really enjoyed this visit and believe I've found a top notch primary care physician near my apartment in Brighton. I would recommend him to anyone needing a doctor in the Boston area.
More than 1 year ago
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He was great, a little unclear on where to go from the actual room after he visited with me to go get blood work. His staff wasn't exactly helpful either. Additionally, little unclear on exact next steps to be taken aswell, regarding prescriptions or when I'd hear/who would be reaching out to me. Other than those 2 things it was quick, efficient, and just what I had hoped for. 10/10 on it all!
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Dr. Ash delivered with empathy and compassion.
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Very cursory examination for an annual physical for a new patient.
More than 1 year ago
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Very good doctor, thoughtful about diagnoses, does not run tests just for the sake of running tests. Great bedside manner, he really listens and works with you, I would definitely recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ash is fantastic! He was knowledgeable, thorough, and had a great bedside manner. I'm glad to have found such a great PCP in Boston! His staff and ancillary medical professionals were very nice as well.
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As always, right on the money. I've seen 2 other doctors since an accident I had. They both essentially told me to wait for the pain to eventually subside. He was the only one to suggest an alternative reason, had metake a test and he was right. Always looking out for his patients. Were I to change town, I'd easily drive 50 miles in order to see him before anyone else.
More than 1 year ago
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He is very professional and kind. He was thorough with my exam and took time to ask about my schooling and even offered non-medical advice. Thanks Doc!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ash was very professional and helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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Can't say enough about Dr. Ash, I'm a new patient of his but can honestly say that I've spent the better part of the last 5 years looking for the right PCP in Boston and the search is finally over.
More than 1 year ago
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Didn't get to meet with Dr. Ash, but receptionists were unpleasant and distracted.
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Great experience! Office staff was very personable. Dr. Ash gave a very comprehensive exam and took the time to answer all of my questions. Looking forward to continuing my care with him.
More than 1 year ago
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Th Md hash Brian take time to hear you and let you know exactly what's need to be done love him.
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