Family Medicine is primary care for individuals and families across all ages, genders, and diseases. Family Medicine providers care for all members of a family during all phases of life - infancy, adolescence, adulthood, and senior years.

Patients who receive care from Boston Medical Center's Department of Family Medicine select a primary care provider from a group of physicians and nurse practitioners who are trained to meet their healthcare needs, whether in the office, hospital, at home, or in a nursing home. This provider partners with a team dedicated to coordinating the patient's care which includes staying healthy, arranging tests to manage chronic conditions, referrals to integrated behavioral health providers and medical specialists, streamlining hospital admissions, and more.

Appointments are readily available for new and established patients.

Please Note: Family Medicine has moved to the 11 Melnea Cass Blvd, Boston, MA 02119. Please contact the department for the latest information.

Contact Us

11 Melnea Cass
11 Melnea Cass Blvd Boston, MA 02119
Family Medicine
Monday to Thursday - 7:00AM - 8:00PM; Friday - 7:00AM - 5:00PM; Saturday - 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Specialty Clinics

Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities

Holistic Care or Integrative Medicine combines conventional medical treatment, complementary therapies, and lifestyle changes. It encourages a compassionate, healing relationship between patients and caregivers. Integrative Medicine views the whole person – mind, body, and spirit.

Ryan Center for Sports Medicine at Boston University

From casual bikers and weekend warriors to best-in-class athletes, anyone can experience injuries. If you’ve experienced a sports-related injury or condition, BMC’s expert sports medicine providers are here to help get you back to doing what you love.

Treatments & Services

Prenatal Care

Family Medicine is proud to provide comprehensive prenatal care for women. Skilled family physicians are trained to treat a variety of obstetrical concerns, and provide care in the Women & Infants Center when it is time for baby to be born and after baby is born. Some providers have surgical training, and are experienced in caring for women who have had, or may require a Cesarean section to safely delivery their baby. Additionally, Family Medicine is delighted to offer care for newborns.

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Other services offered in Family Medicine include:

Pediatric care  Adult physical exams Immunizations Mental health counseling and therapy Group support for chronic pain  Massage Acupuncture Consultations with our pharmacy team and certified diabetes educators  Minor procedures (including but not limited to IUD and Nexplanon insertions, skin biopsies, skin tag and wart removals, joint injections) Treatment of Hepatitis C

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Our Team

BMC Family Medicine at Melnea Cass

Katherine A Gergen Barnett, MD

Family Medicine Physician

Special Interests

Behavioral health, preventive medicine, nutrition, trauma informed care, gender affirming care, women’s health, reproductive care, mindfulness-based stress reduction, group medical care

Lana Habash, MD

Family Medicine Specialist

Special Interests

Homeless health care, domestic violence, cultural sensitivity, refugee health, social justice in medicine

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Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Nathan C Cardoos, MD

Medical Director, Ryan Center for Sports Medicine; Director, Boston University Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship; Team Physician, Boston University
6/7/17 - Boston, Massachusetts..Student Health Services staff headshots: Nathan Cardoos...Photo by Dave Green for Boston University Photography

Family Medicine Inpatient / Labor and Delivery Attendings

Department News

Research Overview

The Department of Family Medicine at Boston Medical Center is affiliated with the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine faculty are pursuing research that will make a difference in the way primary care is practiced in the future, especially as it responds to the needs of under-served and minority populations. Learn more

Residency and Fellowship Information

Family Medicine Education and Training

The Department of Family Medicine at Boston Medical Center is affiliated with the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and offers an array of educational opportunities for medical students and post-graduates, including:


Instagram Takeover

Tune in to see a day in the life of Dr. Anuka Das, one of our star Family Medicine residents!

Dr. Das shows us a day in her life, introduces her fellow residents, and answers questions on all things family medicine and residency.

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Tune in to watch a day in the life of BMC first-year Family Medicine resident, Caitlin Weiss!

In the morning, Caitlin shows what she typically does in the ICU and will later bring us along to her family medicine outpatient clinic, Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center. Caitlin and her fellow residents also answer questions about residency, Family Medicine, or BMC.

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As the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center is devoted to training future generations of healthcare professionals.  Learn more about Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

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