| Posted On Dec 28, 2015 | By:

IMPORTANT ALERT:  Phone Issues on 12/28/15

UPDATE: As of 4 p.m., our phones are now functioning properly at all practices. Thank you for your patience.

Please be aware that we are currently experiencing phone carrier issues with inbound and outbound calls at the following Harvard Vanguard practice sites: Somerville, Post Office Square, Copley, Kenmore, Wellesley and Chestnut Hill/West Roxbury. We are working with the phone company to resolve this issue as quickly as possible and we apologize for the inconvenience.

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| Posted On Dec 22, 2015 | By:

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Holiday Notice

On Friday, December 25th, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates will be closed for the Christmas Day holiday 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. If it is determined that you need an urgent care appointment,

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| Posted On Dec 16, 2015 | By:

Another Season of Giving

Throughout the year, the practices of Atrius Health, of which Harvard Vanguard is a part, serve their communities in many ways. Whether it’s providing free health screenings, collecting clothes for children and adults, or coming out in force to raise money for and participate in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, our staff is always willing to help out those in need and to try to make a real difference in the lives of those in our communities.

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| Posted On Dec 10, 2015 | By:

Holiday Season Shopping: Be Smart and Safe

December means decking the halls, holiday carols, getting together with family, and of course the height of gift giving each year. December also marks “Safe Toys and Gifts” month, a good reminder to keep safety front and center as you decide which toys from the wish list will indeed find their way under the tree.

One of the hottest gifts this holiday season is the hoverboard. While Marty McFly was a hovering pro within minutes and made zooming around town look like a piece of cake,

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| Posted On Dec 09, 2015 | By:

42 Atrius Health Physicians Named as Top Doctors®

We are pleased to congratulate the Atrius Health physicians who have been named as Top Doctors®. The list, compiled by healthcare researcher Castle Connolly Medical, is comprised of physicians in more than 50 medical specialties. Many of the Atrius Health named Top Doctors® have been featured in publications such Boston Magazine and Cape Cod Magazine. The Atrius Health physicians named to the 2015 list include:

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| Posted On Dec 01, 2015 | By:

“Lewis, My Tree!”

Do you remember the scene in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation when Clark Griswold’s massive and beautifully decorated tree catches fire and quickly disintegrates? Well, whether the cause is a dry tree or a wobbly menorah (or a misplaced cigar), we can all agree that no one wants to reenact that scene in our own living room this or any other holiday season.

While this is a busy and stressful time of year for many – between holiday shopping,

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| Posted On Dec 01, 2015 | By:

Using Data and Information Technology to Improve Patient Care

At Atrius Health, we continuously look for ways to leverage data and information technology to enhance care delivery and improve clinical workflows for the benefit of our patients. We are delighted that our Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joe Kimura and Dr. Michael Lee, Director of Clinical Informatics, were among the first to pursue and achieve the Clinical Informatics subspecialty board certification. In 2012, Dr. Kimura was named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Clinical Informaticists in the United States.

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| Posted On Nov 24, 2015 | By:

Caring for the Caregiver

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute, the “typical” caregiver is a 49-year-old female who spends nearly 25 hours a week helping a loved one. But the truth is that caregivers come in all different shapes and sizes. Many don’t even recognize themselves as caregivers or realize that the little errands and tasks they provide for a loved one qualify them as a caregiver.

Regardless of whether a person self-identifies as a caregiver,

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| Posted On Nov 23, 2015 | By:

Thanksgiving Day Holiday Notice

On Thursday, November 26th, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates will be closed for the Thanksgiving Day holiday 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. If it is determined that you need an urgent care appointment,

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| Posted On Nov 20, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Joins Growing List of Supporters of Expanded Scope of Practice Legislation

Dr. Richard Lopez, Chief Medical Officer of Atrius Health, testified earlier this week before the Joint Committee on Public Health in support of legislation that would remove restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners in the state (so-called “expanded scope of practice”).  Dr. Lopez was joined by Representative Denise Garlick (D-Needham), one of many legislative sponsors, to urge passage of HB1996 and SB1207, “An Act to Remove the Restrictions on the Licenses of NPs and CRNA’s as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission.”

During his testimony,

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