Punyamurtula Kishore, MD MPH FASAM

Punyamurtula Kishore, MD MPH FASAM
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Punyamurtula Kishore, MD MPH FASAM

SOUTH SHORE INSIDER: Local doctor treats addiction.

By Alex Spanko
The Patriot Ledger
Posted Aug 04, 2011 @ 12:14 PM
Last update Aug 05, 2011 @ 10:10 AM



Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore started out in addiction medicine in traditional, institutional settings. But since 1996, he's been at the helm of Preventive Medicine Associates, a for-profit firm he owns that provides outpatient treatment for addiction in regular doctor's offices.

Kishore compared addiction to chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension: Addiction can't be cured, he said, but it can be managed with long-term care.

Kishore, 61, launched his practice with a center in Brighton. The Brookline resident now has 26 primary-care centers across the state, including locations in Quincy and Weymouth, and employs about 320 people. Most of his job involves management and training responsibilities, although he still sees patients on Sundays.

What are some challenges in running a practice like yours?

I was lucky because I'm one of the few people in the state that are board-certified in addiction medicine. Addiction medicine is a new field. . Addiction happened for a long time, but as a science it's relatively new.

In this country, we have close to one million doctors, but my specialty is still a very small number: 2,000 or so. Of those people, most of my colleagues worked in hospital systems. Very few people set foot into the outpatient world. And the ones who set foot in, basically controlled a methadone clinic, or a Suboxone clinic. Those became the standards of outpatient care.

Addicts (were) always treated inpatient because of the complexity of the illness. ... Doctors might have biological skills, but not psychological skills. They might have psychological skills, but not social skills. Somebody has to case-manage the whole case, so nobody had the skills. So what we decided to do is do it through primary care. Reimbursements are low, but we have control of the patient's care for a long period of time.

Do most insurance companies cover your kind of care?
Yes. It took a while for them because they always budget money for addiction care through mental health. ... They understand primary care is cheaper, so they have been pretty good to me. .We brought it into the mainstream of medicine. It's not been easy, but we did it.



Have you seen an increase in the number of your patients after the passage of health care reform in Massachusetts?


Absolutely right. That's what happened. The health care reform drove a lot of people for care. It opened up more pipelines to us. In the beginning, when we first started practicing in '96, my practice was all - 100 percent MassHealth - people who were down and out. .But over a period of time, many insurance companies joined the bandwagon, so now we take all comers.



So what kind of specialists do you employ?


We have 39 physicians in our practice, so I trained them all one by one. We have about 70 to 80 professionals. We have pharmacologists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, primary care doctors, neurologists. . We have counselors. So we've got a fairly large cluster.



What are some of the most common addictions you see?


Young adults are on OxyContin, oxycodone, roxicet, roxicodone - all variations on the same theme. It's a very powerful opiate in the sense (that) each pill is like 10 bags of heroin. It's the same fix, but it's all in one pill. So it's breaking the brain chemistry pretty quick.

A lot of the young fellas who play on school teams, football teams or whatever, they're angling for a scholarship. They've got to do better than everybody else, so they're all taking performance-enhancing drugs, whether it be opiates, so that they don't have the pain in the shoulder or the knee when they're playing, or steroids - all of this is a mess that eventually leads to . addictions.

Society sometimes has a blind spot. A lot of the baby boom generation that grew up in the '60s, who are now adults, they have children or grandchildren: "Oh, I smoked marijuana, it's OK for my kid to smoke." So you have condoning behaviors in the family systems.

Years In Practice 45
Primary Specialty

Preventive Medicine Specialist

Gender Male
Education Andhra University-MD 1974
Harvard School of Public Health- MPH 1979
Bridgewater State University -Certificate in Forensic Psychology - 1991
Training Caritas Carney Hospital - Redidency in Preventive Medicine 1993
Caritas Carney Hosppital - Fellow in Community Oriented Primary Care 1974
Affiliations Brigham Faulkner HospitalBethIsrael Deaconnes Hospital
Certification Certified Addiction Medicine Specialist - American Board of Addiction Medicine 2010
Services Punyamurtula S. Kishore is the founder of Preventive Medicine Associates, Addiction Medicine Associates, and the National Library of Addiction.

Kishore has been a practicing public health scientist for over 30 years. He began his medical career as a primary care / family practice physician and then moved into a position as the Medical Director of the Washingtonian Center for Addictions, the first organization in the U.S. to recognize addiction as a disease.

Their philosophy was an early precursor to the AA or 12-step program movement. Kishore has been a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine since 1986 and has helped treat more than 200,000 addicts.

Dr. Kishore treats addicts with his sobriety maintenance method. This unique health model stresses the prescription of non-toxic substances, provides patients with coping skills they need to remain sober and tailors treatment to specific medical conditions.

Kishore also administers de-addiction treatment, a process that treats emotional addiction as well as the physical addiction. Patients have access to home detoxification, an inexpensive and more effective option to in-patient care which allows them to maintain their dignity while learning how to cope with the temptations found in their own environments.

In 1993, Kishore founded National Library of Addictions in Brookline, Massachusetts. To support work in addictions treatment, the Library is designed to provide a non-profit structure for addiction professionals to exchanges ideas and to further the development of treatment methodologies.

He was honored by the Boston Celtics with a Heroes Among Us award, given to those who make a significant impact on the lives of others. Kishore is also the recipient of a national Compassionate Caregiver Award, Honorable Mention, from the Schwartz Foundation.

Kishore served as a faculty member of Harvard and as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts. Currently, he serves as the Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Fitchburg State University. He holds his Masters Degree in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health, in addition to Certificates in Addiction Studies and Forensic Psychology from Bridgewater State University.
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Punyamurtula Kishore MD aka MAD DOG MILLIONAIRE is a liar and a fraud. There has never been a National Library of Addictions or a Amerixcan College of Addiction Medicine in Massachusetts or anywhere in the United States, except on paper.

The mysterious National Library of Addictions Of all the libraries in all the world, which is the most addictive — and the most mysterious? Perhaps it’s The National Library of Addictions. This addictive entity is located in Brookline, Massachusetts. Founded by Punyamurtula S. Kishore, M.D., M.P.H., it is said to be “an intellectual gathering place for health care professionals and community members.” The institution is little known to the library-loving public, and information about it is scarce. Many questions present themselves. What addictions are kept in the library’s collection, and which of them are available for use by the public? Which of these addictions can be taken out on loan? Is there a children ’s room, or is the library open only to adults? Bibliophiles note with pleasure that the library appears to own at least one book.

Punyamurtula Kishore MD aka MAD DOG Millionaire, How did MAD DOG Millionaire become a Millionaire? CORRUPTION , LYING , CHEATING , and STEALING from Mass Health , Medicare , Medicaid and private insurance companies . Exploiting his emoloyees and patients. Billing insurance companies without examining or seeing the patients.

30 years of CORRUPTION , LIES, CHEATING AND STEALING is Punyamurtula Kishore MD aka Mad Dog Millionaire’s trademark . He was involved in Corruption when he was the Medical Director at the Massachusetts Dept. of Correction , Martha Eliot Health Ctr , Roxbury Comprehensive Health Ctr. and his own Medical Practice , Preventive Medicine Associates.formerly Addiction Medicine Associates. He used two entities he created on paper that never existed called the National library of Addictions and the American College of Addiction to advocate his emergence in the field of addiction medicine. This unscrupulous MD used and exploited his patients and employees for financial wealth. The only thing that MAD DOG MILLIONAIRE aka Punyamurtula Kishore cared about was making money at the expense of Human misery
MAD DOG a.k.a Punymurtula Kishore MD and Lil Dog a.k.a. Carl Smith L.M.H.C. are responsible for the death of Eleanor Clark of Weston , Massachusetts.



MAD DOG a.k.a Punymurtula Kishore MD and Lil Dog a.k.a. Carl Smith L.M.H.C. are responsible for the death of Eleanor Clark of Weston , Massachusetts. Just look at what happen to James Clark . James Clark was a client at the same address where the Director/
Manager Carl Smith resided at ,50 Draper Street in Dorchester MA. Carl Smith is suppose to be a state licensed Mental Health Clinician , If so , than why did he discharge James Clark ? James clark never tested postive for a toxicology screen for illegal or prescription drugs, than why was he discharged ? He was discharged for behavioral and attitude problems that were related to his psychiatric and substance abuse diagnosis. Carl Smith L.M.H.C. should have been able to detect that this man had psychological problems and referred him for treatment to MAD DOG's Neurological Clinic for treatment and to help James Clark get back on his psychiatric medication. Instead , Carl Smith discharged him and the same day , James Clark murdered his 81 year old grandmother Eleanor Clark in Weston Massachusetts . Punyamurtula Kishore MD aka MAD DOG Millionaire referred James Clark to Carl Smith s Program New Horizon House after James Clark was Discharged from St. Elizabeths Hospital s S.E.C.A.P. s Detoxification unit. Punyamurtula Kishore aka MAD DOG had a Contract with Carl Smith to provide New Horizon clients with Medical and Mental health Treatment. No treatment was provided except for toxicology screens . Carl Smith collected James Clark s program fee and MAD DOG Kishore billed his insurance company . Carl Smith and Dr. Kishore donot care about thier clients or patients . The only thing they cared about was making money at the expense of HUMAN MISERY !!!!!!!!
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