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Care in General Internal Medicine Includes:

Wellness Care

Routine physical exams and immunizations, regular screening and health counseling for HIV, cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, sexually transmitted diseases, addiction, diabetes and cancer.  

Urgent Care

If a patient is sick, he or she should call the office for an appointment. If the patient’s regular provider is not available, they will be scheduled with someone else.  A doctor is always on call when the office is closed and can be reached calling the main office. 

Chronic Care

Ongoing evaluation and treatment of any chronic conditions such as asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and many other conditions and illnesses.

Specialty Care

Primary care services are complemented by a full spectrum of specialty services at Boston Medical Center. For example, if a patient needs surgery, the General Internal Medicine department works in coordination with the patient’s surgeon. 

Women's Heath Group

Established in 1985, this was one of the first groups in the nation to focus exclusively on the unique health care needs of women. Visit the Women’s Health Group to learn more.

Inpatient Care

If a patient needs to be hospitalized, their care will be provided by a specialized in-patient hospital team.  However, the patient’s primary care doctor continues to coordinate care. 


Boston Medical Center has two pharmacy locations allowing patients to have quick, convenient access to their prescription medications, as well as the option to have medicines delivered directly to a patient’s home through mail order.

Behavioral Medicine Programs

Located within General Internal Medicine and jointly sponsored by the hospital’s Medicine and Psychiatry Departments, these programs advance health promotion and disease prevention.

The programs are:

  • Smoking Cessation
  • The Behavioral Management of Chronic Pain Clinic
  • The Behavioral Management of Hypertension Clinic
  • Stress Reduction and Relaxation Training Center

These clinics are “multi-component” interventions combining education about the particular disease and its treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy aimed at reducing anxiety and depression, operant conditioning focusing on changing lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise, relaxation training to reduce stress and anger and social support from family and friends to help maintain these new behaviors.

For more information on these programs contact Dr. Robert Sokolove, director of Behavioral Medicine, at 617.414.5098.

Social Work Services

BMC offers a wide range of social services to help with transportation to and from BMC, job and housing searches, and access to health insurance, government financial assistance programs, and counseling services.


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Boston Medical Center
Primary Care/General Internal Medicine
Shapiro Center
5th and 6th Floors
725 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118

Clinic Hours:
Monday, 8 AM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday, 9 AM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday, 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM

Call Center Hours:
Monday through Friday, 7am-7pm
Saturday 8am-4:30pm

Women’s Health Group

Prescription Refills

Shapiro Center
Call: 617.414.5951, option 1

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Call: 800.682.2862

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