"Relationships are important to me. In my family life, community involvement and medical practice, I care deeply about knowing, understanding and listening carefully to those around me.
As a practicing family doctor and geriatrician for three decades, I have always built close relationships with my patients and their families. To know you well, as a whole individual, is the only way that I can treat you well.
Treating You Well Means Knowing You Well
For me, the doctor-patient relationship is a true privilege. Caring for you as you age, engendering your trust, hearing your joys and struggles, helping you understand what’s happening to your body, clarifying your treatment options, doing the diligent detective work essential to uncovering the causes of your illness, advocating for your care, helping you heal, supporting you through whatever health challenges you face—these are what give my life and work meaning.
My commitment to my patients has defined my medical practice. A graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, I shared a private family practice with my husband in our home community of Worcester, Massachusetts, for 12 years, then spent the next 14 years attending to elderly patients, first as Medical Director of the Jewish Healthcare Center in Worcester and then as Attending Geriatrician at Hebrew Senior Life in Boston. I also served as founding Medical Director of the Jewish Home Hospice. I have always striven to know my patients fully so I can treat them with thoughtful insight and the most appropriate medical care."
"As a member patient of Tree of Life Healthcare, you’ll find that peace of mind with Sheila Trugman, M.D., as your trusted personal physician.
A family doctor and geriatrician for three decades, Dr. Trugman creates a quality relationship with each patient to help you fulfill your goals for lifelong health and expert medical care when you need it."