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Adult patients in BMC's General Internal Medicine department have a Medical Home where they become part of a primary care team which provides a new, expanded type of care. In a Medical Home environment, BMC coordinates all of a patient’s healthcare needs, from helping them stay healthy by reminding patients of preventive checkups and tests, to working with individuals to manage chronic conditions, visits to specialists, hospital admissions and more.
There are six GIM clinics at BMC with more than 50 providers, offering patients not only primary care they need, but also specialized clinics in women’s health and opioid addiction, and a clinic for those who speak only Spanish.
BMC’s diverse staff speak many languages and multilingual interpreter services are available to make your experience as easy and comfortable as possible.
New patient appointments are available. To make an appointment, call 617.414.5951.
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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.
The Women's Health Group at Boston Medical Center is located in the Shapiro Center. Established in 1985, it was one of the first in the nation to focus exclusively on the unique healthcare needs of women, with women caring for women, and actively seeking a doctor-patient relationship based on respect, trust, and understanding.
Treatments & Services
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.
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.
Ongoing evaluation and treatment of any chronic conditions such as asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and many other conditions and illnesses.
Primary care services are complemented by a full spectrum of specialty services at Boston Medical Center. For example, if a patient needs surgery, the Internal Medicine department works in coordination with the patient’s surgeon.
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.
BMC 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.
All of the physicians are board-certified in Internal Medicine. Several have additional certifications and expertise in sub-specialty areas, such as Public Health, Infectious Diseases and Substance Abuse.
In addition to physicians, a Clinical Pharmacist is on site full time. The pharmacist assists physicians to provide excellent care and is involved extensively in helping patients understand their medical conditions and medications. The practice also includes behavioral health professionals, social workers and registered nurses.
In addition to English, staff members speak Arabic, Spanish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese Creole and Amharic. Interpreters for many other languages are available either on site or on call to assist patients who do not speak English.
Director, Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit
Director, Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) Program
Boston University School of Medicine
Infectious complications of substance use
Addiction Medicine, LGBT Health, HIV, Hepatitis C
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
LGBTQ Health, Medical Education, Transgender Health, Cardiovascular Health
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Obesity, Weight Management, Endocrinology, Nutrition
Residency and Fellowship Information
Primary Care Education
The Primary Care section of the Department of Medicine at Boston Medical Center is affiliated with the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). To learn about primary care residency and fellowship programs, please visit the Internal Medicine section of the BUSM site.