Massachusetts Medical Society: Naomi Rappaport, M.D., selected as the Bristol South District Medical Society 2020 Community Clinician of the Year

Naomi Rappaport, M.D., selected as the Bristol South District Medical Society 2020 Community Clinician of the Year

Dr. Naomi RappaportWALTHAM – Dr. Naomi Rappaport has been selected as the Bristol South District Medical Society’s 2020 Community Clinician of the Year, an award recognizing her professionalism and contributions as a physician. In nominating her for the award, her colleagues noted her kindness, compassion, and her unwavering expertise in providing medical care to her patients.

Dr. Rappaport, a board-certified internal medicine physician, has been in practice for more than 29 years. A member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Bristol South District Medical Society since 1998, she graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. She completed her residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University and joined the faculty there for three years before relocating to southeastern Massachusetts.

Dr. Rappaport was a long-time provider at the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center and committed to serving the underserved patients in the community.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Bristol South District Medical Society had to cancel its annual meeting last March, the highlight of which was to have been the presentation of the 2020 Community Clinician of the Year Award to Dr. Rappaport, with her husband, family, friends and colleagues in attendance.

In lieu of the public ceremony, Dr. Stephen Kasparian President, of the Bristol South District Medical Society, will present the plaque to honor Dr. Rappaport later in 2021.

The Community Clinician of the Year Award was established in 1998 by the Massachusetts Medical Society to recognize a physician from each of the organization’s 20 district societies who has made significant contributions to his or her patients and the Community.

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