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Did you know you can get the high-quality care of Boston Medical Center in another convenient location — on the Boston University campus? We offer the convenience of free parking in our onsite parking garage and are only steps away from the MBTA Pleasant Street Station (Green Line). 

Each of the accomplished providers at our new primary care facility is affiliated with Boston Medical Center, so you’ll get the same expertise and quality of care you expect from BMC. You’ll also find a dermatologist, cardiologist, otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat), podiatrist, blood lab and urgent care. Plus, our affiliation with the Ryan Center for Sports Medicine across the street gives you access to radiology and a host of other medical services. And of course, you have access to the full-range of services available at Boston Medical Center.

Boston University Charles River Medical Practice offers the following services:

Primary Care

  • Internal Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Women’s Health & Contraceptive Management (IUD)
  • Family Medicine
  • Travel Clinic


  • Cardiovascular
  • Dermatology
  • Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
  • Allergy testing & treatment
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – Cosmetic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility


  • On Site Lab
  • Exercise Stress Tests

Additional services such as Radiology and Sports Medicine are available through our affiliate, Ryan Center for Sports Medicine, just across Commonwealth Avenue.

Charles River Primary Care Provider Team October 2017- from left to right: Dr. Richard Ress, Dr. Amola Shertukde, Kelsey Perkins, FNP, Dr. Nathan Cardoos

From left to right: Dr. Richard Ress, Dr. Amola Shertukde, Kelsey Perkins, FNP, Dr. Nathan Cardoos

For more information on our practice and our team, please visit our official website to make an appointment or if you have questions, please call 617.414.6800.

Boston Medical Center Copley Square Medical Practice

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Location & Appointments

Boston Medical Center Copley Square Medical PracticeCopley Square Medical Practice is located in the heart of Boston's Back Bay, overlooking beautiful and historic Copley Square.

575 Boylston Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02216

Call: 617.414.9600
Fax: 617.262.7015

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Twenty-four hour, on-call service is available by calling 617.414.9600.

Online Appointment Booking

New and existing patients can also book an appointment online via ZocDoc, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note, not all providers are available for online booking. If you don’t see your provider, please call to make an appointment.

All physicians are accepting new patients. Patients who want to initiate care with the practice should schedule an introductory office visit to establish a plan for follow-up. We can typically see established patients with urgent medical problems the same day, but always within 24 hours. We encourage periodic preventive health exams for all patients. Care for emergency health issues outside of office hours is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Directions & Parking

Public Transportation

Take the MBTA's Green Line to the Copley Square station.


Discounted parking with validation is available at the Dartmouth Street Garage and Marriott Copley Garage.

About the Copley Practice

Copley Square Medical Practice is a comprehensive primary care practice providing ready access to excellent acute, chronic and preventive medical care delivered in a compassionate and supportive environment. Our goal is to practice today's medicine with a personal and caring style.

In addition to providing primary care, our highly accomplished, board-certified internal medicine doctors and nurse practitioners have expertise in hypertension and cholesterol management, preventive cardiology, travel medicine and women's health.

Our patient-centered practice focuses on providing the highest-quality care. Boston Medical Center is our primary hospital and referral center.

Charles P. Tifft MD. FAHA, Katherine Boos NP, Judy Lytle MD., Michael Miller MD
Left to right: C. Tifft MD, FAHA, K. Boos NP,
J. Lytle MD, M. Miller MD


  • Adult internal medicine
  • Adult primary care
  • Cholesterol management
  • High blood pressure & hypertension management
  • MD VIP - Concierge Choice Program
  • Immunizations for travel overseas
  • Women´s health and routine gynecological care

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.

In 1997, the US Department of Health and Human Services recognized the practice as a national Center of Excellence in Women's Health, a model for best practices in caring for women. BMC’s practice is one of only 21 in the nation, and among the first to be so recognized.


The Women’s Health Group uses a multidisciplinary team approach emphasizing preventive care and emotional wellbeing. While the Group serves women of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, it is focused especially on the needs of women in Boston's underserved communities.

Each patient selects a primary care provider from the internists and nurse practitioners on site. These primary care providers all have demonstrated training beyond their traditional field of expertise, ensuring the incorporation of ambulatory, gynecologic care, mental health screening, and assessment for interpersonal violence, for example, into routine healthcare.

Each primary care provider is supported by specialists in other relevant clinical fields. Mental health needs are addressed by two licensed clinical psychologists who practice in the same locale and provide consultation and promote ready coordination of mental and medical healthcare services. Similarly, gynecology consultation is available on a same day basis from members of the department of obstetrics and gynecology, either from within the Women's Health Group practice site or from the Gynecology department of BMC.

Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a major concern for women before and after they reach menopause. In addition to the primary care offered in the clinic, Boston Medical Center has the most advanced technology for measuring bone strength along with a group of specialists to provide or recommend additional services.

Breast Health

Physicians work with the comprehensive Breast Health Center, which offers evaluation and care in one setting. Patients can see an appropriate specialist including medical and surgical oncologists, radiologists and surgeons during one visit.

Comprehensive Gynecology

Physicians provide routine gynecological care, including family planning and Pap test screening. If further treatment, surgery or pregnancy care is needed, patients are referred to physicians at Boston Medical Center who specialize in all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology (Ob/Gyn).

Inpatient Care

If a patient needs to be hospitalized, the medical team will oversee care while the patient is in the hospital.


Women often have questions and concerns as they approach menopause including whether or not to begin hormone or other therapies. The team is experienced in addressing these issues and will offer advice and care that is tailored to the patient’s needs.

Mental Health

Focusing on overall health may involve coping with stress and other threats to mental health. Psychologists are available to address a number of mental health problems commonly affecting women, including stress, anxiety, eating disorders and depression.

Preventive Medicine

The practice offers a variety of strategies to help promote good health, including cholesterol screening, smoking cessation programs, vaccinations, mammography, nutrition counseling, exercise recommendations and health education programs.

Specialty Care

Boston Medical Center offers a full spectrum of medical and surgical specialty services, including cardiology, pulmonary medicine, orthopedics and gynecology. When needed, a patient’s primary care doctor will refer the patient for specialty care and help coordinate that care.

Violence Against Women

Being a victim of violence now or in the past can affect a woman's emotional and physical health, and the team has expertise in helping women cope with these issues.

Women's Health Group at Boston Medical Center


725 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
Shapiro Center
5th Floor, Suite 5A


Monday, Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday Friday - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM