John F. O'Brien, MD

Internal Medicine
2000 Washington Street Suite 570, 5th Floor
Newton, MA 02462 Get Directions
John F. O'Brien, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

625.00 every 3 months **
1,250.00 every 6 months **
2,500.00 each year **

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

As an MDVIP-affiliated primary care physician, I have the time to blend my more than 30 years of clinical experience with the ability to study and guide you through all the new advances in healthcare as they apply to your particular situation. I am able to answer your questions more fully and care for you in a comfortable, unhurried office setting where your health and wellness goals can be established and tracked. 

We will make full use of the many preventive care resources available through the MDVIP Wellness Program, which includes advanced screenings and counseling for heart health, diabetes prevention, bone health, respiratory health, nutrition, fitness, sleep and more. As your private doctor, I will tailor your individual wellness program to fit your needs and goals. I look forward to working with you in my internal medicine practice as we move forward together in this new and exciting medical journey. I see it as a wonderful opportunity to help you realize your health potential. Prevention has become our most important diagnosis. I also offer conveniences, like same- or next-day appointments that start on time, which may be found in concierge medicine practices. 

My personalized healthcare practice is located in Newton, Massachusetts at the medical offices of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, where I am on staff. I serve the areas of Newton, Wellesley, Needham, Brookline, Weston and the surrounding communities. I am a U.S. Air Force veteran and am accepting new patients.

Dr. O'Brien's Credentials

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Boston VA Medical Center
Boston, MA

Rochester General Hospital
Rochester, NY

Medical School:
Albany Medical College
Albany, NY
Doctorate of Medicine 1970

Manhattan College
New York, NY
Bachelor of Science 1966

American Board of Internal Medicine
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Locke Teaching Award in Primary Care 2003
Air Force Commendation Award, United States Air Force
Newton Wellesley Hospital
- Board of Overseers for Life 2009-present
- President Medical Staff 2002
- Board of Directors 1992-1996, 2004-2007
Medical Director, VNA Care and Hospice 2009-2013
Medical Director, Newton-Wellesley Home Care Service 1984-2000
Massachusetts Medical Society
Major, Chief, General Therapy Section, United States Air Force, Dover, DE 1972-1974

Testimonials from patients of Dr. O'Brien

from John in MA March 20, 2020 for John F. O'Brien, MD

Dr. John O'Brien is a terrific, one-of-a-kind primary care doc. He's caring, knowledgeable, reliably available, and most importantly ... an astute, attentive listener.

Dr. O'Brien puts everyone at ease with his easy-going manner and wry sense of humor. A lot of docs have a lofty, distant air about themselves; not so John O'Brien. He is a warm engaging person who puts… See more

from Nicole in MA March 10, 2020 for John F. O'Brien, MD

I recently was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. Imagine my surprise when my husband mentioned Dr. O’Brien called him Sunday night to let him know he had stopped by my room to check on me but I was asleep. His amazing assistant Lynn showed up at 8:30am on Monday with cookies in hand to check in on me and O’Brien stopped by at noon to do the same. We still don’t even know how they knew I… See more

from Louise in MA March 12, 2018 for John F. O'Brien, MD

Dr O'Brien called me, home and arranged for me to get lab work done my local hospital rather than traveling 25 mi to Newton Wellesley. He called me with results and contacted the pharmacy. He is a very good listener

from Rita in MA March 3, 2018 for John F. O'Brien, MD

Dr OBrien is a wonderful health advocate for me. He is always there to help me even when I show up on a Friday afternoon after getting stabbed with a piece of branch that broke off in my leg while walking through the woods. He sends ne to the best specialized Doctors who he personally calls on my behalf. I am currently seeing a specialist who he referred for a pinched nerve. I appreciate Dr… See more

from Joseph in MA March 2, 2018 for John F. O'Brien, MD

my wife and i express are gratitude and over all health care from John.
he is down to earth a very good DR. and has helped us in many ways,
by guiding us to good health we to thank DR O,BRIEN so much.

from Kenneth March 27, 2017 for John F. O'Brien, MD

Dr. O'Brien has been taking care of us for many years and now with the MDVIP program it has only enhanced the care we get. My Mom was having many different issues with her health and could not get what she needed for quality of life benefits. I gave her Dr. O'Brien and MDVIP as a gift and her life has completely changed. She rave's about the care she is getting and has a new… See more