| Posted On Dec 30, 2014 | By:

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Welcomes Dr. Ehsan Azimi

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates proudly welcomes Dr. Ehsan Azimi to the internal medicine department in Watertown.  He is accepting new patients to his practice.  To see his video profile, please watch it here:

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| Posted On Dec 22, 2014 | By:

Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Notice

On Thursday, December 25th and Thursday, January 1st, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates will be CLOSED for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays EXCEPT FOR those practices listed below, which are open for pre-scheduled urgent care appointments.

If you feel you need medical advice or think that you may need to be seen, call your doctor’s office at any time, day or night. Your call will be directed to our 24/7 medical staff and triaged as needed.

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| Posted On Dec 22, 2014 | By:

The Season of Giving at Atrius Health

Throughout the year, the practices of Atrius Health serve their communities in many ways. Whether it’s participating in a 5K, collecting clothes for children and adults, or providing free health screenings, our staff is always willing help out those in need. During the holidays, their generosity shines even brighter. Here is just a sample of what the medical practices of Atrius Health have done to serve their communities this holiday season.

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| Posted On Dec 22, 2014 | By:

The Season of Giving at Atrius Health

Throughout the year, the practices of Atrius Health, of which Harvard Vanguard is a part, serve their communities in many ways. Whether it’s participating in a 5K, collecting clothes for children and adults, or providing free health screenings, our staff is always willing help out those in need. During the holidays, their generosity shines even brighter. Here is just a sample of what the medical practices of Atrius Health have done to serve their communities this holiday season.

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| Posted On Dec 19, 2014 | By:

Our Healthcare “Wish List” for the New Administration

As Charlie Baker takes over as Governor on January 8th, there are a myriad of issues the new administration will be tackling, many of them related to healthcare. Atrius Health has assembled our own top 10 healthcare “wish list” for the administration to consider.

  1. Increase Medicaid funding for all providers, including home health (who have not seen rate increases in nearly seven years), primary care providers and behavioral health providers,
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| Posted On Dec 18, 2014 | By:

Atrius Health Doctors Named to Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors List

Once again, several Atrius Health physicians have been named to Boston Magazine’s Boston’s Top Doctor list for 2014. The list, compiled by healthcare researcher Castle Connolly Medical, is comprised of physicians in more than 50 medical specialties. The Atrius Health physicians named to the 2014 list include:

Anurag K. Das, MD – Urology, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates – Wellesley

George Eliopoulos, MD – Infectious Disease,

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| Posted On Dec 18, 2014 | By:

What’s that Red Bump? 6 Things You Should Know about Rashes

Chances are that your child will develop at least one mysterious bump, welt or break-out in his or her childhood. While common, rashes may not be always benign. It’s a good idea to ask your child’s pediatrician to look at a rash and determine whether treatment (or just observation) is necessary.

Usually, nothing is better than seeing the rash up close and in person; however, I can get clues over the phone to help me determine the possible cause and significance of a rash.

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| Posted On Dec 17, 2014 | By:

Want to keep that New Year’s resolution? We may have a way…

“Beginning January 1st, I will exercise every day and eliminate fast food from my diet.” Does that sound familiar?   With the start of 2015 around the corner and all of its promises for a new beginning, this is the time of year when many people start to think about their New Year’s resolutions. Whether your plan is to be more active, eat healthy foods, stop smoking, de-stress or get more sleep, they all can have positive effects on your health.

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| Posted On Dec 16, 2014 | By:

Harvard Vanguard Doctors Named to the 2014 Top Doctors List

Once again, several Harvard Vanguard physicians have been named to Boston Magazine’s Boston’s Top Doctors list for 2014. The list, compiled by healthcare researcher Castle Connolly Medical, is comprised of physicians in more than 50 medical specialties. The Harvard Vanguard physicians named to the 2014 list include:

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| Posted On Dec 16, 2014 | By:

Must-Reads for Medical Group Leaders

The Atrius Health medical practices are members of the Group Practice Improvement Network (GPIN), an organization that brings together medical groups to share best practices. Recently, the group crowd-sourced its semi-annual list of recommended reading. From scholarly articles to bestsellers, members share these reads to foster better leadership and improve patient care.

If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for the healthcare professional in your life, check out a few popular recommendations from the list:

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End: This book by Atul Gawande,

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