Dr. Alan Weldon Hackford MD

Dr. Alan Hackford is a colon & rectal surgery doctor in Brighton, Massachusetts. He received his medical degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine and has been in practice for 37 years. Dr. Hackford accepts several types of health insurance, listed below.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

General Colon & Rectal Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

Tufts Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1977–1983

Lahey Clinic
Residency, Colon and Rectal Surgery, 1983–1984

University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Class of 1977

Brown University
Other Training, 1973

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Certified 29 years in Colon & Rectal Surgery

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

MA State Medical License
Active through 2015

ME State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2011

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Fellow (FACG), American College of Gastroenterology

Top MD, Consumers Checkbook

Accomplished in Teaching, Tuft’s Univ. School of Medicine
2011

Best Doctors in America, Castle Connolly
2007

Best Doctors in America, Castle Connolly
2009

Best Doctors in America, Castle Connolly
2011

Boston Areas Top Doctors, Consumer Checkbook
2003

Boston Areas Top Doctors, Consumer Checkbook
2005

Boston Areas Top Doctors, Consumer Checkbook
2010

Boston Areas Top Doctors, Consumer Checkbook
2011

Boston’s top Doctors in colon and rectal surgery, Boston Magazine
2010

Boston’s top Doctors in colon and rectal surgery, Boston Magazine
2011

Boston’s top Doctors in colon and rectal surgery, Boston Magazine
2012

Compassionate Doctor Recognition
2012

Department of Surgery Resident Teaching Award, NEMC
1988

Department of Surgery Resident Teaching Award, NEMC
1989

Department of Surgery Resident Teaching Award, NEMC
1992

Department of Surgery Resident Teaching Award, NEMC
1996

Department of Surgery Resident Teaching Award, NEMC
1997

Department of Surgery Resident Teaching Award, NEMC
2001

Department of Surgery Resident Teaching Award, NEMC
2002

Excellence in Teaching, Tuft’s Univ. School of Medicine
2002

Excellence in Teaching, Tuft’s Univ. School of Medicine
2004

Excellence in Teaching, Tuft’s Univ. School of Medicine
2008

Halsted Award, St. Elizabeth’s Department of Surgery
2006

Halsted Award, St. Elizabeth’s Department of Surgery
2012

Oliver Smith Award, NEMC
1999

Oliver Smith Award, NEMC
2000

Oliver Smith Award, NEMC
2001

Oliver Smith Award, NEMC
2003

Patient’s Choice Award
2012

Top Doctors, US News and World Report
2011

Top Doctors, US News and World Report
2012

Top Doctors, US News and World Report
2013

Publications & Presentations

Surgical Treatment in Crohn’s Disease: Trends 2005-2008
2013 10 8

Predictive Factors of Ureteral Injury in Colorectal Surgery
2013 4 29

Surveillance with Office-based Anoscopy Prevents Progression of Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia to Invasive Cancer in High-Risk Males
2012 9 30

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Insurances Accepted

  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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