Reliant Medical Group’s Dr. Robert Yood Awarded Worcester District Medical Society Career Achievement Award

WORCESTER, Mass., November 9, 2012 – Reliant Medical Group is honored to announce that Dr. Robert Yood, Division Chief of Rheumatology and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, has been awarded the 2012 Worcester District Medical Society Career Achievement Award.  The annual award honors a member of the Worcester District Medical Society who has demonstrated compassion and dedication to the medical needs of patients and/or the public and has made significant contributions to the practice of medicine.

“Dr. Yood is a valuable and distinguished member of our medical staff and Board of Trustees,” says Dr. Jack Dutzar, Reliant’s CEO. “His leadership, experience, and dedication to his patients and the community make him the perfect recipient for an award of this nature.”

In addition to his responsibilities at Reliant, Dr. Yood is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. Among his various research activities, he has focused on the use of administrative databases and health plan populations to evaluate the incidence and treatment of rheumatic diseases. A graduate of Yale College and the University of Oregon Health & Sciences University, Dr. Yood has been practicing medicine with Reliant Medical Group (formerly Fallon Clinic) since 1979.

“In a city filled with so many excellent physicians, I am humbled to have been selected to receive this award,” says Dr. Yood. “I take a lot of pride in caring for my patients and in working to improve the health of the community, and my achievements have come with great support from a lot of amazing people along the way.”

Dr. Yood was presented with this prestigious award on Wednesday, November 14 at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester.

About Reliant Medical Group
Reliant Medical Group is an independent group of physicians conveniently located throughout Central Massachusetts. With more than 250 doctors and 1,700 employees at over 20 practices throughout Central Massachusetts, Reliant Medical Group offers a unique collaborative care approach that helps patients through sickness and health with compassion and a shared dedication to patient service.   Reliant Medical Group accepts all major forms of health insurance. For more information on Reliant Medical Group, please visit us at:

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