Robert A. Yood, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. is currently director of the Division of
Rheumatology at Saint Vincent Hospital, Director of Fallon Clinic’s Division of
Rheumatology, and Medical Director of the Fallon Clinic Research Department. He is also
Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr.
Yood’s research activities have focused on the use of administrative databases and health
plan populations to evaluate the incidence and treatment of rheumatic diseases. A
particular interest has been the evaluation of adherence with therapy and the
consequences of poor adherence on outcomes for patients with osteoporosis and gout.

Articles

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Primary care providers' knowledge, beliefs and treatment practices for gout: results of a physician questionnaire (with Leslie R. Harrold, Kathleen M. Mazor, Amarie Negron, Jessica Ogarek, and Cassandra L. Firneno), Rheumatology (Oxford, England) (2013)
 

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Long-term safety of pegloticase in chronic gout refractory to conventional treatment (with Michael A. Becker, Herbert S. B. Baraf, Aileen Dillon, Janitzia Vazquez-Mellado, Faith D. Ottery, Dinesh Khanna, and John S. Sundy), Annals of the rheumatic diseases (2012)
 

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Patients' knowledge and beliefs concerning gout and its treatment: a population based study (with Leslie R. Harrold, Kathleen M. Mazor, Daniel J. Peterson, Nausheen Naz, and Cassandra L. Firneno), BMC musculoskeletal disorders (2012)
 

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Identifying patients with osteoporosis or at risk for osteoporotic fractures (with Yong Chen, Leslie R. Harrold, Terry S. Field, and Becky A. Briesacher), The American journal of managed care (2012)
 

Posters and Presentations

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Gout Knowledge, Beliefs and Treatment Practices in a National Sample of US Primary Care Providers (with Leslie R. Harrold, Kathleen M. Mazor, Amarie Negron, Jessica Ogarek, and Cassandra L. Firneno), Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2012)