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Dr. Peter Schlesinger, MD

Primary Care Doctor

Cambridge, MA

Dr. Schlesinger is a primary care physician serving the adult healthcare needs of the Cambridge community for over 30 years. Dr. Schlesinger and his friendly, professional staff take pride in always being accessible to their patients. Treating and managing both common and complex illness of adolescents, adults and the elderly.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universidad de Chile Facultad de Medicina

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1265409650

Overall rating
4.2
Recent reviews
Meh. I thought this might be worth it since he's close to work, but there are certainly doctors a little furtherout that are a little more professional.
Meh. I thought this might be worth it since he's close to work, but there are certainly doctors a little further out that are a little more professional.
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I have never had an experience like the experience I had with Dr. Schlesinger. He crossed the line multiple times ofslightly inappropriate to downright disgusting. Some highlights from my visit include him getting a female "chaperon" when he performed my breast exam during a physical so I would be confident, and I quote that he "will not be raping me." He also informed me that I'm a 9, but would be a 10 only if my teeth were perfectly straight and had gotten braces. Upon inquiry about my family history, he claimed that all the "Polaks and Irish get together just because they're catholic." He also went on a tirade against homosexuals, letting me know his very unwanted opinion that he doesn't believe that men can marry men and call them their husbands. Furthermore, whenever referring to female doctors, he would say "She's a lady doctor, but she does well..." He was rude, misogynistic, and completely inappropriate. I don't know how he's come this far in life while still keeping his medical license.
I have never had an experience like the experience I had with Dr. Schlesinger. He crossed the line multiple times of slightly inappropriate to downright disgusting. Some highlightsfrom my visit include him getting a female "chaperon" when he performed my breast exam during a physical so I would be confident, and I quote that he "will not be raping me." He also informed me that I'm a 9, but would be a 10 only if my teeth were perfectly straight and had gotten braces. Upon inquiry about my family history, he claimed that all the "Polaks and Irish get together just because they're catholic." He also went on a tirade against homosexuals, letting me know his very unwanted opinion that he doesn't believe that men can marry men and call them their husbands. Furthermore, whenever referring to female doctors, he would say "She's a lady doctor, but she does well..." He was rude, misogynistic, and completely inappropriate. I don't know how he's come this far in life while still keeping his medical license.
Kylee M. · July 15, 2015

Dr. Peter Schlesinger's office location

Dr. Peter Schlesinger

1000 Cambridge St., 2nd Floor

Cambridge, MA 02141

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Meh. I thought this might be worth it since he's close to work, but there are certainly doctors a little further out that are a little more professional.

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I have never had an experience like the experience I had with Dr. Schlesinger. He crossed the line multiple times of slightly inappropriate to downright disgusting. Some highlights from my visit include him getting a female "chaperon" when he performed my breast exam during a physical so I would be confident, and I quote that he "will not be raping me." He also informed me that I'm a 9, but would be a 10 only if my teeth were perfectly straight and had gotten braces. Upon inquiry about my family history, he claimed that all the "Polaks and Irish get together just because they're catholic." He also went on a tirade against homosexuals, letting me know his very unwanted opinion that he doesn't believe that men can marry men and call them their husbands. Furthermore, whenever referring to female doctors, he would say "She's a lady doctor, but she does well..." He was rude, misogynistic, and completely inappropriate. I don't know how he's come this far in life while still keeping his medical license.

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Really inappropriate behavior... :(

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I have been seeing him since 2009, and i am taking all ofm y femily members to him too.

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He's hilarious! Was a first time patient, went in for a sprained ankle. I didn't have to wait too long to be seen, maybe 7-8 minutes (including the time it took for me to fill out the initial paperwork). The doctor was very warm and friendly and stressed the importance of being open and discussing things throughout the appointment. I felt very at ease with him.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Schlesinger was extremely friendly, professional, and helpful. He was very straightforward and answered all questions that I had while ensuring that all my medical needs were met. I would highly recommend him.

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Great Dr.

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I went and saw Dr Schlesinger for my green card/immigration consultation and examination. He was nice and pleasant. His staff were very friendly and both explained what was required from me and for what purpose. He is a kind man and likes to joke around to make you feel at ease. I've read some of his previous reviews and can see how some people have misconstrued his jokes and comments as inappropriate, but I didn't have a problem with him and had a laugh along the way. His nurse/receptionist is especially lovely. It's important to read up on what is required before you go for a green card examination, as it will save you (and the Dr) time. Take what immunization records you have and be sure to remember after the TB test, you have to go back in 72hrs for the follow up, so be sure you keep that in mind when booking your appointment. But I would recommend him for sure.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Schlesinger has an affable personality. We enjoyed our visit (green card medical exam) while receiving proper treatment and valuable advice.

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Very kind and caring doctor. Very flexible too. I will keep him on as my PCP for a while I think. Thanks!

More than 1 year ago
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Double-billing issues, unresponsive via email (even though they claim email is a good way to contact them), disorganized with referrals. Not personally a fan of his bedside manner as I felt a little awkward with the way he said some medical opinions/recommendations (not inappropriate, just made me feel uncomfortable).

More than 1 year ago
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Dr Peter is very friendly, patient and cooperative. I highly recommend him.

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Excellent.

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This guy was kind of inappropriate and was telling jokes that made me uncomfortable including jokes about my sexuality and my penis... wouldn't recommend to anyone honestly.

More than 1 year ago
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He's laid back and will spend lots of time talking to you - we talked for 45 minutes. Not like other places where you spend 5 minutes with the doctor.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Schlesinger was very friendly and made me feel like home right away. I will be going back.

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Dr. Schlesinger is very kind and friendly. He was very personable and funny, I am glad I chose him as my GP.

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Couldn't have picked a better Dr. for my USCIS medical exam. Very thorough, friendly and professional. The staff is very friendly as well. I was seen within just a few minutes of arriving at the office. I would definitely recommend this Dr. to anyone looking.

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Excellent old fashion doctor.

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Dr Schlesinger is fun and knowledgeable. He makes you feel at ease and his staff is super efficient!

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this practice has no bells and whistles, which i actually like -- no need to waste money as long as my doctor takes care of me. Dr. S is very knowledgable, spends full visit time with the patient, and you never feel rushed out. is frank and honest, which is always to the benefit of the patient. would definitely recommend.

More than 1 year ago
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He seems to know his stuff, but was not great with personal space awareness. This is also a sole practice so there are no nurses or other doctors if that is important to you.

More than 1 year ago
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I'm worried to post something good about Peter because I don't want too many people going to see him. He is excellent!

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Dr. Schlesinger was absolutely outstanding. Took his time to do things right, and was very personable. Highly recommended!

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Dr Schlesinger is very friendly and had good ideas on what needs to be done.

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Very friendly, knowledgable.

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The doctor was very personal, and by very, I mean too personal.

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After trying to find a new primary for so long I made an appointment with Dr. Schlesinger using Zoc Doc. At first glance I was already thinking that this appointment be a one and done scenario. After sitting down and talking with the Doctor it became blatantly obvious that this was a physcian who knew what he was talking about, treated his patients with respect and didn't have the "God" complex so many physcians display these days. I would definitely recommend Dr. Schesinger.

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Very thorough. honest, and caring doctor. Seemed a bit careless with instruments though.

More than 1 year ago
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Great bedside manner. Very frank and matter of fact. Old school definitely but in the best way.

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Dr. Schlesinger is very sharp, funny, and empathetic. He's incredibly old-school in his approach and is very thorough. He spends as much time is necessary with you. Small practices like his are worth supporting. Quality care all around.

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My experience with his office was very pleasent and trouble free. Everyone there is friendly and easy to do business with. I recomend this doc to anyone.

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Been going to Dr. Schlesinger for over ten years, and he really goes over my file in advance of each visit. I had almost forgotten about my broken wrist of 2000 until he checked in on my range of motion. He's always very accommodating getting me in for emergencies, and though it may not a necessity for a good doctor, it's nice that he's got a good personality and an abundance of jokes and quips (some funnier than others) to make me feel comfortable.

More than 1 year ago
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I was given good treatment as a patient.

More than 1 year ago
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Time efficient and okay. Got a big blue spot from the needle.

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Had a 10am appointment. Showed up 15 minutes early like I usually do for a first appointment, but the office was not even open until 10am on the dot.

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He's very profesional and friendly.

More than 1 year ago
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Hometown doctor with a great bedside manner...not too quick to prescribe drugs. Great sense-of-humor. Follow-up appointment in a few weeks.

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Excellent doctor!

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I was taken in quickly, and given time to explain why I had come. Dr. Schlesinger listened to me, addressed my concerns, examined me, and answered my questions. I didn't feel rushed at all, and I was taken care of well.

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Excellent primary care doctor

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