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Infectious Disease Specialist Joins Berkshire Internists of BMC

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) announced the appointment of Yagya Tiwari, MD, a board certified and fellowship trained Infectious Disease specialist, to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) and the provider staff of Berkshire Internists of BMC. 
 
Dr. Tiwari is accepting new patients in need of Infectious Disease care and joins Drs. Arun Bansal, Rebecca Caine, Sangeetha Gummalla, Areej Khan, Jason Kittler and Gregory Malanoski in providing care at Berkshire Internists of BMC.
 
Dr. Tiwari comes to the Berkshires from New Bedford Community Health Center, where he served as an Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine provider since 2018.
 
His clinical interests include antimicrobial stewardship, complex lung & abdominal infections and viral infections.
 
He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and was fellowship trained in Infectious Disease at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, NY. He received his medical degree from Tribhuvan University, Nepal, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester.
 
For an appointment with Dr. Tiwari or one of his colleagues at Berkshire Internists of BMC, call 413-499-8510.

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