Dr. Kney

Family Medicine

Brad Kney, MS, MD

101 Sullivan Drive, Fall River, MA 02721

Phone: 508-672-0107 --- Fax: 508-672-3305

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Welcome to our office website. Although we do maintain emails at the drkney.com site, the BEST way to contact the office via email is through the Patient Portal (ask for details at your next visit). Expect a delay of at least 24-48 hours when contacting us via email.

The Peripheral Brain is a database of articles and abstracts that Dr. Kney has read over the past 15-20 years. You are free to explore the database, but be aware that it was not intended as patient education. It is primarily used by Dr. Kney in day to day patient care - when his primary brain needs a little nudge from the peripheral brain to recall a specific detail from something he read in the past. The search fields below will access the Peripheral Brain, or you may go to the main webpage for the Peripheral Brain using the link in the left sidebar.

The Patient Education link on the sidebar leads to more patient-friendly discussions of medical issues.

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AARP Medicare Part D
A nice PDF from Prescriber's Letter describing the overall Part D Medicare drug coverage plan

United Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare: Network Matters
BCBSMA Provider Focus
MassHealth Drug Prior Authorization

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is an impartial body sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate screening tests based on current scientific evidence (looking particularly at the proven benefits as well as proven harms). One might think that screening for diseases simply makes sense, but one also has to consider the cost, both in terms of harm to people as well as cost in dollars. This link will take you to their site. You may be surprised to find out that many things that are recommended by some organizations (who might have a vested interest in the particular screening test they advocate) are NOT supported by the evidence to provide benefit.

We believe that 80% of the serious disease seen in our office could be prevented (or at least, delayed) with better nutrition and better lifestyles. We will devote a portion of this webpage to recipes and lifestyle suggestions. If you have a suggestion for our cyber-office, please let us know. Dr. Kney should probably exercise more, but his diet is pretty good (vegetarian plus fish, 5 servings of fruit/vegetables per day, high fiber, nuts). Dr. Kney was very impressed with an article in Nutrition Action Newsletter in 10/09 called "What Should I Eat". Dr. Kney finds Nutrtion Action Newsletter to be very informative, and well-worth the subscription price. Another article (in the May, 2011) edition provides a lot of insight as to how we are all fooled into eating more than we should.

We as a country/world over-fish the ocean for just about 10 major species - throwing out 100 to 1000 pounds of unwanted seafood for each pound of our favorite seafood. I have included a chart of about 70 fish that you might consider instead of your favorites. Instead of cod and orange roughy, try tilapia, haddock, or pollack. Instead of snapper, try farm-raised barramundi. Instead of Atlantic halibut, try Pacific halibut (see the chart for comparison). Oysters are a good choice in general, as are clams.

Dr. Kney will try to keep this page updated with new information as it arrives. Links to other sources will be added as information becomes available. The most recent update of this page: 10/14/17.

The Influenza Link from the CDC provides a lot of useful information about circulating viruses.

Information from Massachusetts DPH about EEE and West Nile Virus infections