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Dr. Rebecca Tharaud, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

**Please note, our office has a 24 hour cancellation policy: if you cancel your appointment through ZocDoc less than 24 hours before the scheduled time it is considered a No-Show, and we will require that you call our office to book and cancel all future appointments.** Dr. Rebecca Tharaud is a mindful and concerned family physician serving the community of Somerville, MA. Dr. Tharaud attended the University of Chicago, where she received her medical degree, and completed her residency in family medicine at MacNeal Hospital. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago. Dr. Tharaud is a part of Tufts MC Community Care-Ball Square and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. During her consultations, Dr. Tharaud fully explains patients’ conditions and helps them choose an appropriate treatment plan. Dr. Tharaud is devoted to ensuring the longevity of her patients’ health and developing long-lasting relationships with them. She takes her time to understand symptoms and give correct diagnoses to ensure the continued health of all her patients.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • BMC HealthNet Plan

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Chicago
  • MacNeal Hospital, Residency in Family Medicine
  • University of Chicago (Bachelor’s)

Awards and publications

  • "Factors contributing to the completion of advance directives by Older outpatients.” Family Medicine Resident Research Project, MacNeal Hospital (June 2009—June 2011)
  • K. Keenan, R. Sheffield (Tharaud), and D_ Boeldt. September 2007 _ "Are prenatal psychological or physical stressors associated with suboptimal outcomes in neonates born to adolescent mothers?" Early Human Development 83(9):623-7.
  • S. Hirsch and R. Sheffield (Tharaud). January 2007. 'Coping with a child's conduct disorder." Virtual Mentor 8:654-8.
  • C.R Hagan, R.F. Sheffield (Tharaud), and c_M_ Rudim November 2003. "Human Alu element retrotransposition induced by genotoxic stress." Nature Genetics 35(3):219-20.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1932361920

Office locations

Tufts MC Community Care-Ball Square

645 Broadway

Somerville, MA 02145

Patient reviews
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She really cares about what you have to say. She’s the best!
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Dr. Tharaud is extremely nice. She is easy to talk to, and listens carefully. I never feel rushed, and always leave with my questions fully answered.
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Dr. Tharaud is very good. She cares about her patients and listens to them. I recommend her to anyone. DavidN
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Fantastic. I'm very glad I found her practice.
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Dr. Tharaud was thorough (no pun intended) and efficient. Suggested tests based on my history. Asked questions and covered all aspects of an annual physical. No hint of judgement in her tone, which I really appreciated. I'd recommend.
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Great doctor, went in to get something checked and walked out with a new primary care physician!! Dr. Tharaud is kind, great at explaining what’s happening and would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a new doctor !!
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This was the first time is met Dr. Tharaud, and she was so jovial and personable! She took the time to ask about my background and any issues I felt needed to be addressed, and she listened intently and delved deeperwhen she needed to. Never once did I feel rushed, judged, or talked down to. She addressed the problems I came to see her for and didn't blame the extra weight in carrying. Dr. Tharaud ordered thorough tests and made sure to ask if I was ok with all of them. I was called promptly with the results, something which never happens! She scheduled a follow-up with me and I'm looking forward to establishing a great doctor-patient relationship with her. The office staff and nurses were wonderful, too. I highly recommend!
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She made time to give me a full physical when I had accidentally scheduled a shorter visit— always pleasant and never rushed and always willing to answer any of my questions. Can’t recommend enough!
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She is a good Doctor and I was treated with ease
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Great!!
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Dr. Tharaud was very pleasant, knowledgable and thorough during the appointment. Would definitely recommend!
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Dr. Tharaud is very kind, understanding, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
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I have had ongoing GI problems for the past 15-20 years and have seen countless doctors who just brush me off and tell me it is just IBS or something. Dr. Tharaud is the first doctor who has made me feellike she genuinely cares about how I feel and that wants to help me get better. When I explain the problems I am having, I can see that she is really listening to me and taking in everything I am saying, while most doctors in the past have barely bothered to look up from their clipboards or computers. I truly appreciate her concern and compassion.
Less than 1 year ago
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Rebecca listens. I was trying to describe a pattern of issues 25 years in the making, and she listened and asked clarifying questions and was generally amazing. She never discounted what I said, though she didn't agree with all of it,and asked me at one point: "What was your goal for coming in today." She's excellent, and I can't recommend her highly enough.
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Love Dr. Tharaud! She is so kind and so patient, and the rest of the staff is very courteous as well. Visits to the office generally take less than an hour, but not because Dr. Tharaud isn't taking her time! Sheis a great listener and does her best to explain every medical topic in a friendly and understandable manner. Highly recommend this office!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Thauraud was incredible, and her bedside manner put me immediately at ease. I’ve been a patient at Ball Square Family Medicine for 8 Year’s now and every physician has been so wonderfully professional, helpful, and nurturing. Dr Thauraudis so friendly and compassionate and I would recommend her to anyone
Less than 1 year ago
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Great visit! Very easy to talk to and took the time to answer all of my questions in detail
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Rebecca was great and I also loved the support staff, everyone was super friendly and empathetic. I’m excited to have found a PCP that gets me!
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Dr. Tharaud is very easy to talk to and takes the time to fully understand and address your concerns. She also explains why she's doing the things she's doing, and she makes sure you feel good about the decisions made. Highly recommend!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Tharaud listened to my concerns, and answered my questions easily and without any sort of judgement. She was incredibly pleasant, efficient, and well spoken. It has been over a decade since I found a PCP that I was comfortable with,and Dr. Tharaud breaks the pattern of bad doctors for me!
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Dr. Tharaud was really great. Easy to talk to and made me feel at ease while answering all my questions.
Less than 1 year ago
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She was great! Took the time to go over all my questions and I never felt rushed. I am happy to have her as a doctor.
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She was amazing and extremely knowledgeable.
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She was very patient and understanding. She took each of my symptoms, diagnosed them properly, and advised me in a way I truly understood and felt comfortable with. She was one the of the best doctors I've been, too. Highly recommend.
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Amazing. She’s so sweet and knowledgeable! I definitely made the right choice for a PCP.
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Dr. Tharaud is the best doctor I had! She is super nice and thoughtful. I'll definitely see her in the future if needed, and recommend her service to anyone who needs a PCP.
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Loved Dr. Tharaud! She listened to my complaints and was super attentive. Spent a lot of time with me and felt like she got to know my medical history
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Dr. Tharaud was great, easy to talk to.
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Dr Tharaud and the office team are great. Dr Tharaud does a great job asking questions, getting to know you, and addressing whatever concerns I’ve ever had. The office experience is very smooth. We’ve had a perfect track record with the appointments starting on time.
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She's very sweet and knows exactly what the patient wants.
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Dr. Tharaud was pretty timely despite having a busy docket of appointments. She was respectful, good-humored, professional, kind, and willing to meet me where I'm what I know about my body and about medicine. She asked good questions and seemedinterested in researching the topics and conditions we talked about. I look forward to having her as my PCP.
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Dr. Tharaud was absolutely wonderful, I highly recommend her! She was very attentive and listened to all of my concerns.
Less than 1 year ago
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Saw Dr. Tharaud for my routine physical--wonderful care and no wait time. Dr. Tharaud took all of my health concerns seriously and took time to get to know my overall health history before starting my exam. Would recommend, especially for patientswho are looking for a warm and easy-going health professional. Other staff in the office were very courteous and attentive.
Less than 1 year ago
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She was excellent! She listened to all of my concerns and addressed each one! The office is not fancy but the care was.
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This by far has been the best experience with a doctors office I had. The front desk staff were super friendly and there was no wait. Dr. Rebecca was so nice and understanding. Happy to call them my primary care go to.
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Dr. Tharaud was the best doctor I've ever seen! She was kind, personable, and thorough. She took her time/the visit didn't feel rushed at all. I am so glad to have found her and highly recommend her!
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She's lovely, very thoughtful -- always makes me feel very comfortable.
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The receptionists were extremely kind and personable. They helped answer all of my questions and made me feel very welcome. Dr. Tharaud was also very comforting and informative. She took her time to answer all of my questions and concerns thoughtfully and thoroughly.
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I didn't have to wait much at all, appointment was pretty much when I arrived. Everything went really well and both the front desk people and doctor tharaud were super sweet and helpful! Highly recommend.
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I had an excellent experience with Dr. Tharaud. I have moved around a lot in the past 5 years, and she patiently listened to my medical history. She was respectful, thoughtful, and friendly. I can tell she is very intelligent, andI felt comfortable around her. I trust her judgement and will definitely return. Honestly she meets everything I look for in a doctor!
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I had an excellent appointment with Dr. Rebecca Tharaud. She was very patient, understanding, kind and helpful in addressing questions and concerns. I've been searching for a primary care physician for quite some time having newly moved tothe area. Happy to report that I'm very pleased with my experience. Both doctor Tharaud and her nursing staff made me feel very comfortable.
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Quick and efficient, yet Dr. Tharaud and the nurse who helped me still took the time to listen to my concerns, and advise me. Couldn't recommend more!
More than 1 year ago
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Doctor was very good ; listens very patiently and then advice the rest
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Dr. Rebecca is a great and really nice doctor .
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Dr. Rebecca Tharaud was incredibly kind and comforting. I've been searching for a new doctor within my area and I am so glad I found her! Would highly recommend.Very patient, communicative, gentle, etc. Also, the office gave me quick results,confidential log-in online through their website/system, very easy and efficient!
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Dr. Tharaud is an outstanding physician. She was kind, reassuring and through.
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My visit with Dr. Tharaud was excellent! After I filled out all the necessary paperwork, I was shown to the exam room right away and did not have to wait long to see Dr. Tharaud. Once she arrived, she was verykind and took the time to get to know me. I can't say this of other doctors I have where the visit lasts about 2 minutes. She took the time to answer all my little questions fully and clearly. She was also very thorough with her exam. I felt respected and important. Very good doctor!
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She listened well, she was patient, and she was thoughtful. The other people in her office were also nice.
More than 1 year ago
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She was incredibly nice. I went in relation to depression and PCOS, and she knew exactly how to treat them and was sensitive about both. She made me feel really comfortable with some touchy subjects. I will definitely be seeing her from now on!
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She is great!
More than 1 year ago
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